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Nov 08,2012
Source: http://www.wbymca.org/generator/assets/2_6680714_photo20100608_YMCA_18_0011_preview.jpg   In late September 2012, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released a report, F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future 2012. This report projected higher levels of obesity and healthcare costs within the next 20 years for all states. Kentucky ranked 47th...
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Nov 05,2012
There are genuinely sufficient resources in the world to ensure that no one, nowhere, at no time, should go hungry – Ed Asner   Right now, in Kentucky, around 24.3% of all children are living in poverty. Over 33,000 of these children reside in the Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Having to make difficult decisions regarding necessities is an everyday reality for a...
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Nov 02,2012
March 1, 2013. Anyone know what happens on this date? If you said that’s the day federal benefit recipients no longer receive paper checks, then you’d be correct. That’s right—federal benefits like Social Security (SS), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, and Railroad Retirement will only be issued electronically after March 1, 2013!Why are paper checks being...
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Nov 01,2012
Happy (day after) Halloween!  Liza Holland here with some thoughts on education. It is funny that this time of year, known for its chills and scares is the same time the new assessment results are being released to the general public. On Friday, the scores and rankings for schools will be released. Yes, you will see it in all its glory in the newspaper and will be available online at...
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Oct 24,2012
Being new the Bluegrass Region, I have noticed quite a few differences in my surroundings compared to my hometown in the Northeast.  For instance, lack of snow.  I have also been exposed to Kentucky's beautiful horse farms, an unlimited amount of sweet tea, and UK blue at every turn.  However, one difference I have noticed is the remarkable amount of services that provide quick access to money. ...
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