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Kentucky counties find new ways to help kids exercise, eat healthy foods, reduce chronic disease

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Communities across the state are working to ensure children in Kentucky are exercising and eating healthy foods. In McCracken County, local organizations teamed up with the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky to build a new health park — an outdoor fitness and recreation area that also includes a community garden and walking track. Mike Muscarella, executive...

New, modern playground replaces old wooden one at Veterans Park, to engage children of all ages

One of Lexington’s oldest wooden playgrounds is no more.  Lexington Parks and Recreation opened a new playground at Veterans Park, with Mayor Jim Gray and Councilmember Susan Lamb cutting a ribbon to make it official. “This playground is one of many we have repaired or replaced across our city,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “We have made it a priority to make sure our playground equipment is safe...