Annie E. Casey Foundation http://wkms.org en Ky. Kids Living in Poverty at All-Time High http://wkms.org/post/ky-kids-living-poverty-all-time-high <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Kentucky has improved its overall rating in an annual report measuring the well-being of children around the country. But the number of Kentucky kids living in poverty is at an all-time high.</p><p>Terry Brooks is executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates. He says last year was the first time ever the commonwealth had to say more than one in four children are living in poverty. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual Kids Count Data Book shows that rate has slightly increased to 27 percent. But Brooks says if you add up all the indicators including health, economic well-being, education and community, the state is ranked 34th, which is the best rating it’s had over the last decade.</p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:35:06 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 32428 at http://wkms.org Ky. Kids Living in Poverty at All-Time High Unemployed KY Youth Skyrocketing http://wkms.org/post/unemployed-ky-youth-skyrocketing <p></p><p>A nonprofit group says the number of young adults in Kentucky and around the nation not in school unemployed has skyrocketed since 2000. The Annie E. Casey Foundation released a report Monday blaming the problem on competition from older workers due to the recession and not being ready for college after high school graduation. Tue, 04 Dec 2012 14:17:35 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25248 at http://wkms.org Unemployed KY Youth Skyrocketing Kentucky Ranks 35th in National Child Welfare Report http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ranks-35th-national-child-welfare-report <p></p> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Drew Adams 19839 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ranks 35th in National Child Welfare Report