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New KIDS COUNT data ranks Kentucky 34th in nation in overall child well-being; gains in health, economics

Kentucky ranks 34th in the nation in overall child well-being, according to the 2017 KIDS COUNT Data Book, released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 2017 Kentucky KIDS COUNT County Data Book, which includes county-level data, will be released in November. “Every year, the Data Book offers us a clear choice,” said Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates. “Do...

Zepeda, Rider, Hammons to be recognized for service during Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy

Susan Zepeda of Louisville, Al Rider of Elizabethtown and Mike Hammons of Northern Kentucky will be recognized for extraordinary service at the eighth annual Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy next week in Lexington. They will be presented with the prestigious Commonwealth Award during the Summit’s luncheon program on Sept. 1. The Summit convenes at the Griffin Gate Marriott on Aug. 31 and Sept....

Judy Clabes: ‘myNKY’ campaign, survey, game focused on community strategic plan

  Great communities don’t happen by accident. They require a plan shaped by the hopes, dreams, wants and needs of the community.– myNKY.org   An ambitous 40-page blueprint for Northern Kentucky’s future published in 1996 was the result of months and months of community discussions and focus groups and gatherings – a tribute – not to a political process – but to the...