Terry Brooks 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 Children's Advocates to Rally for Restoration of Kentucky Child Care, Kinship Program Funds http://wfpl.org/post/childrens-advocates-rally-restoration-kentucky-child-care-kinship-program-funds <p>People who are losing eligibility for a pair of Kentucky programs for families will be the featured speakers as children's advocates rally Monday in Frankfort against state budget cuts.</p><p>They'll be asking state leaders to restore funding to the kinship care program and the Child Care Assistance Program, which were drastically cut this year because of an <a href="/post/drastic-cuts-kentucky-child-care-assistance-leave-low-income-families-few-options">$86.6-million shortfall in the state Department for Community Based Services.</a></p> Sun, 18 Aug 2013 11:17:09 +0000 Joseph Lord 6496 at http://wfpl.org Children's Advocates to Rally for Restoration of Kentucky Child Care, Kinship Program Funds 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