Suicide prevention sheds a longstanding taboo: talking about attempts. [NY Times] The University of Kentucky and eight other universities in Kentucky and West Virginia announced a $2.5 million grant Monday to help more minority students graduate with degrees in math and science. [H-L] Even though the number of people living with dementia is expected to [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Youth'
April 16th, 2014 · 1 Comment
April 15th, 2014 · No Comments
Since you likely missed it, here’s Governor Steve Beshear at yesterday’s signing of Senate Bill 109, banning the sale of e-cigarettes to minors: Feel free to click here for more information about the bill.
April 15th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Sorry, we won’t be reading anything with “Jim Gooch” and “panties” in it because we don’t want to die of heart attacks or choke to death on vomit. [TERRIFYING] Of course Greg Stumbo is defending his handling of the ethics mess in Frankfort. He’s afraid of being put under the microscope himself. [H-L] Maryland Gov. [...]
April 11th, 2014 · No Comments
Yep, we’re quick to hit Grimes for everything she does. But this thing is actually good. From a press release early yesterday: Three Kentucky middle school students’ original slogans were chosen by the public to help promote voting in Kentucky in the Secretary of State’s 25th annual Slogan Contest. Evan Chaney, an eighth grader at [...]
April 9th, 2014 · No Comments
And down the stretch they come. There are only six weeks left until the May 20 primary between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Republican challenger Matt Bevin. [Sam Youngman] U.S. childhood obesity rates have increased over the past 14 years, according to a study published on Monday, casting doubt on a recent analysis by [...]
April 3rd, 2014 · Comments Off
An attorney for the family of slain University of Kentucky chef Alex Johnson has asked for an investigation into the Lexington police department’s Enhanced 911 call center. [H-L] The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to some strength in [...]
April 2nd, 2014 · Comments Off
The state has appealed an order requiring it to give Kentucky’s two largest newspapers documents on children killed or badly injured as a result of abuse or neglect. This is unreal. People are starting to come forward to talk about some of the secret investigations and they’re mind-blowing. Some involve grandchildren of legislators. [H-L] Two [...]
March 28th, 2014 · Comments Off
Maybe Jack Conway really does get it? FROM A RELEASE Because he’s stopped using kids as a backdrop for his drug talk photos.
March 25th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Gov. Steve Beshear is ready to act quickly on signing into law a legislative plan to provide relief for school districts that have missed several weeks of classes due to snow days. [H-L] Bill Clinton said Sunday that “everybody can serve everywhere” at a community service project intended to convert vacant Phoenix lots into urban [...]
March 21st, 2014 · Comments Off
Papaw is back on Sesame Street! Puppets are his core constituency.