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New CDC report indicates rural Americans dying more frequently from preventable causes

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service More than 46 million American s live in rural areas, and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these residents tend to be older and sicker compared with people living in urban areas. In Kentucky, the report says excess deaths from preventable causes jumped by more than five percentage points in all counties. Rural Americans report...

The Rural Blog: Rural citizens earning more degrees, but many areas, including Ky., lag

  Special to KyForward   Rural Americans are increasingly finishing high school and pursuing college degrees but still significantly trail metro areas in earning degrees, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, reports Agri-Pulse, a Washington newsletter. Kentucky, with a rate of only 13.7 percent of college degrees among rural residents, has the...