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The state will begin compensating Kentuckians who serve as foster parents to children they’re related to after a federal court ruling last fall.

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The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state's drug addiction epidemic.


Child welfare officials in Kentucky are inviting visitors to the Kentucky State Fair to donate backpacks for children who come into the foster care system.

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A Kentucky woman is challenging the constitutionality of a new state law aimed at limiting medical malpractice lawsuits. 

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

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.