A nonprofit publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Public health officials, workers have become ‘a public punching bag’; one in 10 have quit during pandemic

Local public-health officials and workers “have found themselves at the center of a political storm as they combat the worst pandemic in a century,” and one in 10 in Kentucky have left their jobs for one reason or another, Kaiser Health News and The Associated Press report. “Amid a fractured federal response, the usually invisible army of workers charged with preventing the spread...

Report card: Georgetown University report finds progress has stalled for Kentucky Kids Health

The number of uninsured children nationwide increased by about 400,000 in the past two years, reversing nearly a decade of gains, according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. An estimated 4 million children were uninsured nationwide in 2018, the highest levels since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2014.   In Kentucky, the analysis shows progress...

Commentary: Report confirms that good jobs are available again for college graduates

By Bob King Special to KyForward Since the Great Recession, the national press has communicated the notion that a college degree is not worth the effort or expense, and that few jobs exist for those who pursue this fruitless but costly adventure. Story after story has perpetuated the myth of deeply indebted college graduates wasting away in dead-end jobs paying minimum wages and receiving no benefits....

American scholar John L. Esposito to discuss ‘Future of Islam’ at UK; community invited

An American scholarly authority on Islam, John L. Esposito, will visit the University of Kentucky Wednesday, Sept. 10, to discuss “The Future of Islam: Assessing the Elements of Reform, Revival and Fundamentalism in the Muslim World.” The community is invited to attend his presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Singletary Center Recital Hall.   The event is part of the University of Kentucky College...

‘Dream It, Achieve It’: BG Tomorrow’s higher education conference moves ideas forward

Report from Bluegrass Tomorrow’s second Higher Education Consortium Presidents Conference:   The importance of parental involvement, authentic learning experiences and teacher collaboration were some of the key takeaways for more than 200 educators and business leaders who gathered recently for the second Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium Presidents Conference, part of Bluegrass Tomorrow’s...