Impact Poverty http://wkms.org en Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-county-gave-war-poverty-face-still-struggles <em>Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, food stamps, more spending on education, and tax cuts to help create jobs. </em><p><em>At the time, 1 in 5 Americans was poor. Today, things are better, but tens of millions of Americans are still living at or below the poverty level. That raises the question: Did the war on poverty fail? Wed, 08 Jan 2014 20:20:20 +0000 Pam Fessler 37888 at http://wkms.org Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles Local United Way Making Impact on Poverty http://wkms.org/post/local-united-way-making-impact-poverty <p>The United Way of Paducah McCracken County is engaging in work visioned in the Impact Poverty Study. Executive Director Ashley Wright updates Paducah Rotary this week and WKMS listeners on the work underway and the progress made thus far.</p><p><a href="http://unitedwaypaducah.org/impact_poverty.htm">See more at United Way of Paducah's website</a>.</p><p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:27:04 +0000 Kate Lochte 30062 at http://wkms.org Local United Way Making Impact on Poverty