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New report shows 16 percent of Kentucky’s children are growing up in concentrated poverty

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service The economy may have bounced back from the Great Recession, but that hasn’t helped the 163,000 Kentucky children living in concentrated poverty, according to a new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Patricia Tennen, chief operating officer of Kentucky Youth Advocates, says stagnant wages, rising housing costs and lack of job opportunities for parents,...

Kentucky still ranks near bottom for health according to 2018 America’s Health Rankings report

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service Kentucky is facing serious health challenges, according to an annual state-by-state ranking of key health indicators. The America’s Health Rankings 2018 report released on Wednesday places Kentucky 45th among states, down from 42nd in 2017. Health experts say finding a physical activity you enjoy will help you stick to it. (Photo from Pixabay, via PNS) Dr....