Human Trafficking

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is holding training sessions in far west Kentucky this month to bring awareness to human trafficking issues. 

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Kentucky's attorney general is urging people to pay attention to more than the horses as the Kentucky Derby approaches.

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The director of Kentucky’s Center for School Safety applauds legislative efforts to bring more attention to problems associated with human trafficking. One provision pertains to schools across the Commonwealth.

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Next month’s Kentucky Derby will draw thousands of guests to Louisville, but not all of them will come willingly. As this year’s Kentucky Derby approaches, Attorney General Andy Beshear said his office is ramping up efforts to identify and prosecute human traffickers.  

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Tracy Ross speaks with Conor Grennan, president and founder of Next Generation Nepal and author of Little Princes, the subject of WKCTC's One Book Read.

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Crime statistics show human trafficking is on the rise, including here in the Ohio Valley region. Now some former victims of trafficking are raising awareness, and they've teamed up with some unlikely allies. Nicole Erwin, of the Ohio Valley ReSource, reports.

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study released this week by the University of Louisville finds that 40 percent of homeless youth in Louisville and southern Indiana have been victims of sex trafficking. 

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear is focusing attention on identifying and prosecuting those who take part in human trafficking. The attorney general joined industry and religious groups in Frankfort on Jan. 11 as part of the national Human Trafficking Awareness Day.

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says his office will ramp up efforts in 2017 to combat human trafficking. 

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This Saturday’s Kentucky Derby will pump millions of dollars into the Louisville-area economy. But it will also bring an increase in the number of sexually exploited women and children.

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