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Kentucky shows improvement in Kids Count report, but poverty a ‘persistent challenge’

    By Melissa Patrick Special to KyForward   Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation for overall child well-being, showing the most improvement in health and a significant decrease in teen births in recent years, according to the Kids Count report, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates.   The annual report offers a state-by-state assessment that measures...

David Hawpe: Six most serious challenges facing Kentucky — got some solutions?

Distinguished journalist David Hawpe, retired editor of The Courier-Journal in Louisville and lifelong Kentuckian, shared his thoughts on the major challenges facing his home state as he led a panel discussion at the recent Summit on Philanthropy held in Lexington.   Many who have gathered here today have no doubt about what the major challenges facing Kentucky are. But, let me single out...