child abuse http://wkms.org en CASA by the Lakes Hosts Pirates vs. Ninjas Fundraiser This Weekend http://wkms.org/post/casa-lakes-hosts-pirates-vs-ninjas-fundraiser-weekend <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">CASA by the Lakes Executive Director Lindsey Harlan joins Kate Lochte on&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Sounds Good </em>to recap with us the upcoming<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;Pirates v. Ninjas Fun Walk/Run and Chili Challenge at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park this weekend, September 28th. It raises funds for CASA’s safe placement of abused and neglected children in Calloway and Marshall Counties. They also talk about&nbsp;</span>the work court appointed special advocates do in Marshall and Calloway Counties and the unity between counties and regionwide.&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Call 270-761-0164 or email&nbsp;</span><a href="mailto:casapr@murray-ky.net" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">casapr@murray-ky.net</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;for more information about the fundraiser.</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 20:23:49 +0000 Kate Lochte 35138 at http://wkms.org CASA by the Lakes Hosts Pirates vs. Ninjas Fundraiser This Weekend Merryman House Reaches Out to End Domestic Abuse http://wkms.org/post/merryman-house-reaches-out-end-domestic-abuse <p>Merryman House Executive Director Mary Foley heads up a team offering residency and outreach services to meet the needs of victims of intimate partner abuse and their dependents as they strive to live free of violence in their home. It’s not unimaginable and Kate Lochte find out more with Foley on <em>Sounds Good</em>. The Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center was founded in Paducah in 1978 by a group of volunteers committed to ending domestic violence in the community. <a href="http://www.merrymanhouse.org/">See more at MerrymanHouse.org</a>.</p><p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 18:27:57 +0000 Kate Lochte 34661 at http://wkms.org Merryman House Reaches Out to End Domestic Abuse Lindsey Harlan: CASA for Children by the Lakes Fundraiser http://wkms.org/post/lindsey-harlan-casa-children-lakes-fundraiser <p>Lindsey Harlan, Director of CASA by the Lakes, visits <em>Sounds Good</em>&nbsp;to speak with Kate Lochte about fundraising time for the Court Appointed Special Advocates Fundraiser. CASA for Children by the Lakes is a non-profit organization that recruits, trains, and supports quality volunteers whose mission is to advocate for the timely and safe placement of abused and neglected children. <a href="http://www.volunteermurray.org/volunteer/agency/display/?agency_id=3542">See more about CASA at VolunteerMurray.org</a>.</p><p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 20:44:00 +0000 Kate Lochte 31866 at http://wkms.org Lindsey Harlan: CASA for Children by the Lakes Fundraiser Kentucky Court Orders Release of Child Death Records http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-court-orders-release-child-death-records <p></p><p>The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.</p><p>The court released the 3-3 vote Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand. Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:27:08 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 31047 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Court Orders Release of Child Death Records Daviess County Gets Grant to Combat Child Abuse http://wkms.org/post/daviess-county-gets-grant-combat-child-abuse <p></p><p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is granting a Daviess County child and substance abuse program $2.5 million. The five-year grant is to support the Sobriety Treatment and Recovery Teams project, better known as START. Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:08:18 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 30142 at http://wkms.org Daviess County Gets Grant to Combat Child Abuse Beshear Gives Extended Power to Child Welfare Panel http://wkms.org/post/beshear-gives-extended-power-child-welfare-panel <p></p><p>Governor Steve&nbsp;Beshear&nbsp;signed a bill giving broader investigative powers to a state panel that reviews serious cases of child abuse and neglect in the Commonwealth.</p><p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:51:23 +0000 Drew Adams 29547 at http://wkms.org KY Program Helps Needy Parents, Children http://wkms.org/post/ky-program-helps-needy-parents-children <p></p><p>Recent studies show a Kentucky program that works with needy parents improves the health and development of their children. Health Access Nurturing Development Services, or HANDS, started as a pilot program in 1998 as a way to combat child abuse. Now the program is in all 120 Kentucky counties and has served more than 60,000 families since 2000. Thu, 27 Dec 2012 14:00:47 +0000 The Associated Press 26129 at http://wkms.org KY Program Helps Needy Parents, Children Clarksville Babysitter Charged with Abuse http://wkms.org/post/clarksville-babysitter-charged-abuse <p>A Clarksville babysitter has been charged with abusing a 2-month-old boy. Police say Jessica Watkins turned herself in Saturday and is facing charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect. The infant was taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center for multiple broken bones last month. Watkins called the boy’s mother and said he had a swollen leg. She told the police the infant’s leg popped when she took him out of the car while babysitting him. The police issued a warrant for Watkins and Montgomery County jail officials say she is being held on a $50,000 bond.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:19:20 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 23230 at http://wkms.org Clarksville Babysitter Charged with Abuse the morning cram [homestretch edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-homestretch-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong></p><p>The end of the Labor Day holiday marks the beginning of the 2012 Presidential race's <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/03/160484771/labor-day-mark-homestretch-in-presidential-race">last lap.</a></p><p></p><p><strong>In Kentucky:</strong></p> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 13:18:41 +0000 Todd Hatton 21639 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [homestretch edition] 22 KY children die of abuse, neglect in past year http://wkms.org/post/22-ky-children-die-abuse-neglect-past-year <p>A state report released late last week says at least 22 Kentucky children died in the past fiscal year as a result of abuse and neglect.&nbsp; But the annual report from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the deaths have decreased in recent years.&nbsp; Thirty-one children died from abuse deaths in 2011, 36 in 2010, 29 in 2009 and 30 in 2008.&nbsp; Child advocates say the drop is good news, but 22 is still too many.&nbsp; Governor Steve Beshear created a panel of 17 experts this year to review all child deaths and near-deaths stemming from abuse or neglect. Mon, 03 Sep 2012 12:50:56 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21635 at http://wkms.org 22 KY children die of abuse, neglect in past year