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Kentucky United Methodist Children’s homes celebrating 150 years and thousands served

For 150 years, the Kentucky United Methodist Children’s Homes (KyUMH) has been a home for thousands of Kentucky children who have experienced abuse, neglect, and trauma. The ministry started as a single building in downtown Louisville housing a few dozen children. Today, it serves 800-1,000 youth and families annually via campuses in Lexington, Nicholasville and Owensboro. KyUMH celebrates the anniversary...

Wes Irvin: Offering hope and advice for others recovering from similar serious health challenges

Over the last seven years, I have been on a medical journey that has unfortunately taken me away from many folks who I still miss working with on a daily basis in Washington, D.C. I’m sure many of you have wondered if I just fell off the face of the earth. Well, I have fallen along the way many times, and this journey has been a rollercoaster in every sense of the word, but I remain thankful to...

Kentucky is one of 19 states that still allows corporal punishment in schools, but that could soon change

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service State lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban spanking in schools. Kentucky is one of 19 states that continue to allow corporal punishment. Glasgow family court judge Mica Wood Pence is responsible for placing children in foster care. She said when children have experienced physical violence in the home, hitting or spanking in school can do serious damage...