Kentucky http://wkms.org en Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program http://wkms.org/post/congress-debates-legislative-cuts-food-stamps-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky agency that oversees the federal nutrition program, formally known as food stamps, is critical of a piece of Congressional legislation to cut billions of dollars from the program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In western Kentucky, more than 42,000 households in the </span>1st<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;congressional district receive financial assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Community Health Services Assistant Communication Director </span>Gwenda<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bond said any SNAP benefit&nbsp;reduction&nbsp;will hurt those using assistance to help meet their nutrition needs.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:22:54 +0000 Rob Canning 35181 at http://wkms.org Congress Debates Legislative Cuts To Food Stamps Program Kentucky African American Poverty Increase http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-african-american-poverty-increase <p></p><p></p><p>The number of African Americans living below the poverty line in Kentucky increased in 2012,&nbsp;while the rest of the state’s poverty data showed little or no change. That’s according to the American Community Survey the U.S. Census Bureau released today.&nbsp;</p><p>More than a third of African Americans were living in poverty in 2012, up three percentage points from the previous year. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:33:55 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 35020 at http://wkms.org Kentucky African American Poverty Increase Murray State Economist Joins Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group http://wkms.org/post/murray-state-economist-joins-kentucky-consensus-forecasting-group <p>A non-partisan team of seven economists from across the state, The Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group, works up projections used for state budget development and long-range planning by the Governor and the Kentucky legislature. &nbsp;Murray State Distinguished Professor of Economics in the Arthur J. Bauerfeind College of Business, Dr. Jim McCoy has begun work with the Group and we learn more about this, with Kate Lochte.</p><p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 22:50:40 +0000 Kate Lochte 34836 at http://wkms.org Murray State Economist Joins Kentucky Consensus Forecasting Group KY among 6 states in new program to drive health costs down http://wkms.org/post/ky-among-6-states-new-program-drive-health-costs-down <p>Kentucky is one of six states along with Puerto Rico that will participate in a program to help drive down medical costs by targeting frequent healthcare system users.&nbsp; Staff from the National Governors Association and other experts will help train officials from participating states to develop a plan for super-utilizers. These are patients who may benefit from less costly, more appropriate treatment elsewhere.</p> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:26:46 +0000 Devin Katayama (KPR) 33227 at http://wkms.org KY among 6 states in new program to drive health costs down House Passes First Industrial Hemp Amendment In 50 Years http://wkms.org/post/house-passes-first-industrial-hemp-amendment-50-years <p>An amendment to legalize the growing of industrial hemp for research passed the U.S. House Thursday by an eight-vote margin, the first to pass in fifty years.&nbsp;</p><p>The amendment is part of the Farm Bill and allows colleges and universities to cultivate industrial hemp for academic and agricultural research purposes. &nbsp;However, it only applies to states where industrial hemp farming is already legal.&nbsp; Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:50:26 +0000 Rob Canning 33024 at http://wkms.org House Passes First Industrial Hemp Amendment In 50 Years KY Teen Driving Deaths On The Rise http://wkms.org/post/ky-teen-driving-deaths-rise <p></p><p>Teen driving deaths in Kentucky doubled last year, according to new research released by the Governors Highway Safety Association. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 14:50:27 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) & Carly Lacey 28608 at http://wkms.org KY Teen Driving Deaths On The Rise Gun Control Forum on Sounds Good Friday http://wkms.org/post/gun-control-forum-sounds-good-friday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us for a special one hour Sounds Good forum on Gun Control, with host Chad </span>Lampe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The Friday morning panel discussion airs from 11:00 to 12:00 and includes four stake-holders in the current gun control debate, along with your questions.</span></p><p><strong>When: Friday, February 22 at 11 a.m.</strong></p><p><strong>Who:</strong></p><p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:16:57 +0000 Chad Lampe 28311 at http://wkms.org Gun Control Forum on Sounds Good Friday Kentucky Bourbon Trail Hits Half-Million Visitor Mark http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-bourbon-trail-hits-half-million-visitor-mark <p></p><p>For the first time since its inception, over a half million people last year traveled the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.&nbsp; The new attendance record represents a 15 percent increase over 20-11.&nbsp; Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experience Director Adam Johnson says there were visitors from all 50 states and over 50 countries. Mon, 28 Jan 2013 20:32:55 +0000 Stu Johnson (KPR) 27317 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Bourbon Trail Hits Half-Million Visitor Mark KY Changes Organ Donor Option http://wkms.org/post/ky-changes-organ-donor-option <p></p><p>Kentuckians who want to become organ donors can have their wishes known with a special symbol on their licenses or ID cards that also adds their name to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 13:42:53 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 27043 at http://wkms.org KY Changes Organ Donor Option Fort Campell Praises Local Communities http://wkms.org/post/fort-campell-praises-local-communities <p></p><p>A Fort Campbell official is noting how important the infrastructure of surrounding communities is to the Army post. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:00:50 +0000 John Walker & The Associated Press 27004 at http://wkms.org Fort Campell Praises Local Communities