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Ron Daley: Eastern Kentucky can be a loser again in 2020 Census; School Districts are joining effort

Eastern Kentucky stands to be a loser in the 2020 U.S. Census unless successful efforts are made to count all its citizens especially its youth five years of age and under. The loss can be in federal funding and representation in both state and federal government. According to a study by George Washington University, Kentucky stands to lose an estimated $2021 annually for each person not counted...

Elizabethtown High School makes it two straight championships in Poetry Out Loud State competition

Elizabethtown High School senior Mary Kate Godfrey emerged as the state champion March 5 in Kentucky’s Poetry Out Loud State Finals at Frankfort’s Grand Theatre. Fourteen Kentucky high school students represented their respective schools at the poetry recitation contest, which is sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. Each student...

Students from 16 Kentucky high schools to compete in Poetry Out Loud state finals March 13 in Frankfort

Sixteen champions will advance to the Poetry Out Loud state competition March 13 at the Grand Theatre in Frankfort. The winner of the state championship will advance to the Poetry Out Loud national finals April 23-25 at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Poetry Out Loud is a poetry recitation contest sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and the...

Rural Blog: Few on Medciaid take advantage of smoking-cessation benefits, especially in South

Only 10 percent of adult smokers on Medicaid received tobacco cessation medications in 2013, and fewer than 5 percent did in Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Kansas, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Texas, says a study by George Washington University. The numbers were especially low in impoverished areas, especially the South, Denise-Marie Ordway reports for Journalist’s Resource. (GWU map:...

Salute to Veterans: Bass believes ‘stigma’
of PTSD keeps many vets from seeking help

To honor those who have served our country in the military, KyForward has joined with a UK School of Journalism advanced journalism class taught by Dr. Michael Farrell for a series of stories on veterans and their personal experiences. We hope these stories provide insight for all of us and give special meaning to the celebration of Veterans Day.   By Caleb Oakley Special to KyForward   About...