Kids Count http://wfpl.org en Oldham County is No. 1 in Kentucky Child Wellbeing Ranking http://wfpl.org/post/oldham-county-no-1-kentucky-child-wellbeing-ranking <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The best county in Kentucky for children is Oldham—or, at least, they're doing better there than in the state's 119 other counties, says a first-time ranking of the well-being of kids in the state.</span></p><p>For the first time, Kentucky Youth Advocates' Kids Count County Data Book has broken down the state's 120 counties, considering economic security, education, health and family/community support.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7840 at http://wfpl.org Oldham County is No. 1 in Kentucky Child Wellbeing Ranking Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says http://wfpl.org/post/bad-experiences-hurt-kids-lives-years-kentucky-leads-us-them-report-says <p>A child's future can be thwarted for years afte enduring several negative family events—a divorce, substance abuse in the home, an incarcerated parent, said Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, citing research.</p><p>And Kentucky has among the highest percentages of children who have had three or more of those adverse experiences in their homes, Brooks said.</p><p>He's speaking to data released this morning in the report Kids Count: The First Eight Years, from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Kentucky Youth Advocates.</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7421 at http://wfpl.org Bad Experiences Hurt Kids' Lives for Years. Kentucky Leads the U.S. in Them, Report Says How Louisville Metro Council Districts Compare in Child Well-Being http://wfpl.org/post/how-louisville-metro-council-districts-compare-child-well-being <p></p><p><span style="letter-spacing: 0px; font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; font-size: 11px; line-height: normal; ">Louisvillians can now see how their Metro Council district&rsquo;s are doing in children&rsquo;s health and well-being.</span></p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 10:36:57 +0000 Devin Katayama 7215 at http://wfpl.org How Louisville Metro Council Districts Compare in Child Well-Being With Tax Reform on the Table, Youth Advocates Push for Anti-Poverty Measures http://wfpl.org/post/tax-reform-table-youth-advocates-push-anti-poverty-measures <p>It's hard to find a lawmaker, pundit or political prognosticator who believes the recommendations from the governor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform will pass in the upcoming legislative session (<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/governor-steve-beshear-plans-tinker-tax-reform-recommendations">even Gov. Steve&nbsp;Beshear has said 2014 may be the year</a>). But the head of Kentucky Youth Advocates says this could be the time for one particular tax reform.</p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:02:00 +0000 Gabe Bullard 3147 at http://wfpl.org With Tax Reform on the Table, Youth Advocates Push for Anti-Poverty Measures Read | 2012 Kids Count County Data Book http://wfpl.org/post/read-2012-kids-count-county-data-book <p>Kentucky Youth Advocates have released the annual 2012 Kids Count County Data Book, which offers a county-by-county breakdown of "the path that Kentucky students follow starting from birth to the transition to adulthood based on educational outcomes at each of those stages."</p><p>Among the suggestions are the<a href="/post/tax-reform-table-youth-advocates-push-anti-poverty-measures"> implementation of a state-level earned income tax credit.&nbsp;</a></p> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 3139 at http://wfpl.org Kids Count Report: Kentucky Children Still Living in Poverty http://wfpl.org/post/kids-count-report-kentucky-children-still-living-poverty <p></p><p>A quarter of Kentucky&rsquo;s children continue living in poverty, despite making gains in education and health indicators according to the <a href="http://datacenter.kidscount.org/">Annie E. Casey Foundation&rsquo;s 2012 Kids Count Data Book</a> released this morning.&nbsp;</p><p>The annual report ranks overall child welfare by measuring 16 indicators in four subjects: economic well-being, family and community, health and education factors.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 16:02:17 +0000 Devin Katayama 1115 at http://wfpl.org