Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

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5:10 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Advocates Rally in Frankfort to Restore Funding for Child Care

With Kentucky lawmakers convening this week for a special session on redistricting, lobbyists are also gathering at the Capitol. 

Education is not on the special session agenda, but advocates today asked legislators to restore funding that was cut from child and kinship care programs.    The funding was slashed to offset a $86 million budget shortfall. 

Children’s Alliance President Michelle Sanborn says given Kentucky’s $70 million surplus at the end of the last fiscal year,  some funding should now be restored.

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Local News
5:06 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Kentucky Supreme Court Backs Release of Child Abuse Records

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.

The court released the 3-3 vote on Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand.

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Local News
4:43 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Flu Still Widespread in Kentucky; Indiana Death Toll is 15

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says Kentucky has spent five weeks at its highest level of flu, which is far more than last year. That means more than half of the state’s regions have reported an increased number of cases. Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services spokesperson Gwenda Bond says although this year’s outbreak is more severe than previous years, it is not too out of the ordinary.

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Local News
4:20 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Kentucky Child Abuse Review Panel Begins Work

Retired Judge Roger Crittenden

Members of a new state review panel tasked with overseeing child fatalities and near fatalities will begin their work by examining the cases of eight children who died over the past year. Governor Steve Beshear created the panel earlier this year with an executive order and the group met for the first time today.

Judge Roger Crittenden, who chairs the panel, says more information may be needed to get a clear understanding of what happened and why.

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