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Morning Cram
9:20 am
Wed February 27, 2013

The Morning Cram [let’s get physical edition]

From NPR: For many families exercise doesn’t happen naturally. It has to be scheduled, and that often means carting a van full of kids to separate locations, limiting time for outdoor play. But a few families are starting to prioritize exercise by purposefully choosing to live in cities and neighborhoods that are suitable for more walking and biking.

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Science
11:30 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Little Sprouts Garden Club

A Very Hairy Caterpillar by Little Sprouts at Beans to Blossoms
Credit Facebook

On Highway 94 East of Murray there’s a garden center called Beans To Blossoms which is an outgrowth of the Cathey Family’s garden business they had run from their home.  They still feature produce and flowers from their home gardens during the growing season.  Just this last Saturday  Suzanne Cathey and her daughter Lindy McManus  cranked up one of their special projects at Beans to Blossoms:  The Little Sprouts Garden Club.

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Government
3:57 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Child Fatality Panel Meets First Time On Tuesday

Members of a new state review panel tasked with overseeing child fatalities and near fatalities will begin their work by examining the cases of eight children who died over the past year.

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Government
8:58 am
Thu November 22, 2012

Ky. Panel on Child Deaths Meets Next Week

Kentucky’s 17-member child abuse review panel will meet next week to begin work. A starting point for the panel could be the 55 death or near death cases recorded this past fiscal year.

The Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel was created to provide oversight to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and to make recommendations for how the cabinet can improve.

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Health
6:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Health Food Education Funding Moved from PACS to Health Departments

Around $5 million in nutrition education funding is changing oversight agency. The Pennyrile Allied Community Services Executive Director Judy Peterson says state officials informed the office in July that as of October 1 funding for that program would go to local health departments.

State Nutrition Services Branch Manager Fran Hawkins says the state’s 59 local health departments will teach young children healthy eating habits. Hawkins says it makes sense to run the program through the health departments, rather than PACS.

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Science
9:00 am
Sun August 19, 2012

MSU Professor Speaks on Cardiovascular Risk in W. Ky. Children

Not too many years ago, when a child went to a dietician, it was because he or she was too thin. Now, dieticians say they are seeing more overweight, and even obese children. The Centers for Disease Control found in 2010 that 1 in 7 preschool age children is obese. With extra weight comes increased health risks, and to treat a problem, it’s better to catch it early. The Purchase Area Health Education Center is working with several counties in the region to find children who may be at risk for cardiovascular problems.

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Government
3:41 pm
Thu February 16, 2012

Beshear Pushes for Preschool Funding

Governor Steve Beshear is urging state lawmakers to approve a budget proposal that would raise the income eligibility level for public preschool to 160 percent of the federal poverty rate. Preschool in Kentucky is currently offered to 4-year-olds whose family income is 150 percent of the federal poverty level or less. Children with developmental delays or disabilities are also eligible. Beshear says more kids need to get an early start in school:

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