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Community volunteers continue to advocate for abused children during COVID-19 pandemic

Despite COVID-19, community volunteers have continued to answer the call to be the voice for abused and neglected children in our community. CASA of the River Region completed its first virtual training class, spread over five weeks, graduating 11 dedicated citizens to become CASA advocates. “For the second year in a row, Kentucky has had the highest number of child abuse and neglect cases in the...

KHEAA Outreach turns to social media during pandemic to provide timely information

With schools closed because of the coronavirus pandemic, outreach counselors for the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority have turned to social media to get information to students, parents and counselors. KHEAA Outreach has scheduled free Facebook, Twitter and Instagram sessions through the end of June to replace the in-person presentations the counselors normally conduct. “These sessions...