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A new state hotline is now available to qualifying parents who have questions about child custody and visitation in Kentucky.

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A measure that would establish an adoption task force in Kentucky is up for a vote in the State Senate.

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says Dr. Jonathan Ballard has been appointed as the state public health epidemiologist.

 

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Incoming freshmen college students would be required to get immunizations and vaccines before starting classes under a bill passed Thursday by a Kentucky House committee.

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A federal appeals court has ruled that Kentucky must pay relatives who foster a child just like it pays adults who are licensed foster parents.

This means relatives would receive payments until they obtain permanent custody. 

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Kentucky is hoping to secure up to 10-million dollars in federal support to fight the opioid addiction epidemic.

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Department of Corrections have partnered in an initiative to give 2,000 hand-made teddy bears to foster children in need.

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More than 3,700 Kentucky social workers and those in Family Support will see an increase in pay, effective next month. 

The $4.8 million appropriation in the current two year state budget also impacts corrections workers.

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The Bevin administration says it has met the June 1 deadline of demonstrating that it’s made adequate progress in Kentucky’s transition from the state health insurance exchange Kynect, to the federal exchange, healthcare.gov.

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A public policy analyst says Kentucky spent thousands in taxpayer dollars to acquire each enrollee on the commonwealth's health insurance marketplace.

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