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New poll shows voters don’t support cuts to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service Congress is considering cuts to a key hunger-fighting program, a move that a new survey shows wouldn’t be popular among voters. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides food assistance to about 650,000 Kentuckians, and a new poll by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research reveals that nearly two-thirds of people said they were opposed to reducing SNAP...

Six Eastern Ky. counties among 10 worst U.S. places to live, New York Times analysis shows

The six Kentucky counties considered among the hardest to live in are Clay, Breathitt, Jackson, Lee, Leslie and Magoffin – all of which are located in Eastern Kentucky coal country. (Graphic from Kentucky Health News)   Six adjoining counties in the Eastern Kentucky Coal Field rank among the nation’s 10 hardest counties to live in, as defined by six factors compiled by The New York...