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Children of the World choir makes stops in KY

Kids from all around the world are in Kentucky to share their talents and stories.
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Cafe selling meals for $1 opens at UK

The University of Kentucky's dollar meal cafe is now open.

Sit-in prompts meeting with Kentucky governor about poverty

Kentucky's Republican governor has had an emotional conversation with representatives from the Poor People's Campaign about voting rights, poverty and gun violence.
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Dozens head to Washington D.C. for Poor People’s Campaign Rally

Dozens of people are hopping on buses Friday night, to drive to Washington D.C. for Saturday's Poor People's Campaign rally.

Analysis: HUD plan would raise rents for poor by 20 percent

Housing Secretary Ben Carson says his latest proposal to raise rents would mean a path toward self-sufficiency for millions of low-income households across the United States by pushing more people to find work. For Ebony Morris and her four small children, it could mean homelessness.

Kentucky’s credit rating amid fiscal mismanagement, poverty

The state's credit rating has dropped.
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Winburn Public Safety Day planned for day after Lexington Police respond to three shootings

Since May 22, police have responded to four shootings in the Winburn community and about a dozen in Lexington. A community public safety day planned for Winburn Wednesday could not come at a better time.
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Lexington Girl Collects Almost 200 Blankets for her Birthday

As we head into a rainy final weekend of winter break, advocates for the homeless in Lexington are scrambling to get together enough blankets and warm clothes for the people they care for, but volunteers are thankful for some help from a young woman who consistently puts the needs of others before her own material interests.
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Ag secretary announces program to reduce rural poverty

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting Kentucky to announce a program to reduce rural poverty nationwide.
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Strides made, but challenges remain for child well-being

The annual Kids Count report from Kentucky Youth Advocates says poverty remains the biggest obstacle to child well-being across the state.

Report: Poverty afflicts 1 in 4 Kentucky youngsters

A new report says poverty remains the biggest problem facing Kentucky children, a trend affecting all other aspects of child well-being.
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Rural child poverty nutrition center to be in Kentucky

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says his agency will partner with the University of Kentucky for a new initiative to combat childhood hunger.
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Report Shows More KY Children Are Living In Poverty

There was some troubling news released about the number of Kentucky kids living in poverty. The latest numbers from the 'Kids Count' project showed that economic stability for children was far worse now then it was in 1990.
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StrikeForce Initiative Expands to Address Rural Poverty in Four More States

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture's StrikeForce Initiave will reach into four additional states, including Kentucky, Louisiana, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
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Former UK Runner Competes for Local Charity

Josh Nadzam grew up in a life of poverty and has had his share of struggles. Now the former UK track star wants to give back to Lexington.

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