Kentucky

Infant Deaths High In Four Midwest States, CDC Says

Aug 2, 2019

Four Midwestern states have infant mortality rates “significantly higher” than the U.S. average, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control says.

 

As “Stop the Bans” rallies take place nationwide, in a cool, rainy Fort Wayne, protesters took too a local coffee shop to write letters to political leaders, and media outlets, on why they’re against the restrictive abortion measures that have made recent headlines.

In the middle of a crowded coffee shop, five women huddled around laptops. One of them was Jessica Bunch, the Fort Wayne community organizer with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Indiana and Kentucky. She sat at the head of the table, answering questions about abortions in Indiana.

A new report from a group of educators and advocates says the state needs to invest millions of dollars to fully address issues with teacher pay, and has recommended action they say is vital to reducing Indiana’s teacher shortage.

Three Dead, One Wounded In Owensboro Shooting

Jan 17, 2019
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Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Three people are dead and one wounded after a shooting at a home in Owensboro, Kentucky. Police were responding to a request for a welfare check when officers found the victims.

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Sarah Fentem and Lauren Chapman / Side Effects Public Media

As Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell works to drum up votes for his health care bill in Congress, people in his home state worry about what they could lose if the bill passes.