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Kentucky lawmakers seek firsthand accounts of prison experiences, join #VisitAPrison Challenge

Members of the Kentucky General Assembly sought firsthand accounts of prison experiences from inmates, visitors and guards when they visited the Kentucky Correctional Institute for Women Friday. The visit by members of the Kentucky Black Legislative Caucus was part of the #VisitAPrison Challenge, a growing push for policymakers across the nation to personally learn more about the criminal justice system...

Louisville boys, girls club leading way to more nutritional future with Seed to Sale garden

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer helps two members of the Parkland Boys and Girls Club start their garden following the ceremony to launch the Seed to Sale program July 2 in Louisville. (Kentucky Department of Agriculture photo by Chris Aldridge)   Louisville’s Parkland Boys and Girls Club members are taking their nutrition into their own hands – literally.   Local youth,...

Gena Bigler: What does poverty look like
in Kentucky? The answer might shock you

What does poverty look like? A recent KET documentary, Price of Poverty in Kentucky, took a look at poverty in Kentucky, and the answer to that question is grim.   Children are suffering the most. According to Attica Scott, a Louisville Metro councilwoman, 12,000 Louisville children are homeless. That is a shocking number of children with no bed of their own, no dining room table to do homework...

Gena Bigler: What does poverty look like in Kentucky? The answer might shock you

What does poverty look like? A recent KET documentary, Price of Poverty in Kentucky, took a look at poverty in Kentucky, and the answer to that question is grim.   Children are suffering the most. According to Attica Scott, a Louisville Metro councilwoman, 12,000 Louisville children are homeless. That is a shocking number of children with no bed of their own, no dining room table to do homework...