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Photos appearing to show a baby buried in shopping cart go viral

Photos taken by a customer in a Walmart in South Williamson went viral after appearing to show a baby buried under merchandise at the bottom of a shopping cart.

State denies abortion license for Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky announced the decision by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services on Friday.
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State will not ban tattooing over scarred skin

On Tuesday, the Cabinet for Health and Family Services announced it was not moving forward with a proposal that would prohibit tattoos on scars.
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Bill protecting kids’ interests in court advances

A Senate panel moved legislation today that would reform Kentucky’s system of guardians ad litem, lawyers appointed by the court to represent the best interests of children involved in the judicial process.

Kentuckians donate 1,085 coats, hoodies for foster children

The coats and hoodies will be distributed across the state to children in out-of-home care administered by the cabinet's Department for Community Based Services.

State: Technology upgrade to benefit social services staff

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say a technology upgrade will allow state social workers to spend less time on paperwork. The Cabinet for Health...

Coat drive to benefit foster children in Kentucky

New coats and hoodies for children can be dropped off at regional child support enforcement offices or county attorney child support offices around the state.

Kentucky hosting event spotlighting issues for older adults

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say a regional conference is planned in the state to spotlight issues that promote healthy aging. The state Cabinet...

County attorney, accused of making threats, blames politics

Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley says the accusations are part of an "unprovoked and reckless attack" to punish him for campaigning for Governor Bevin's Democratic opponent in the 2015 election.
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Help available for Medicaid recipients moving to Kentucky HEALTH

New resources are available for Kentucky Medicaid recipients transitioning to Kentucky HEALTH.

Naked child almost hit by vehicle, 2 arrested in Madison County

The Madison County Sheriff's Office says a mother was arrested after her child was spotted running naked in the road Thursday morning.

Eastern State Hospital to close long-term care facility

Budget restraints are forcing Eastern State Hospital to close its long-term care facility.
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Gov. Bevin names new Secretary and Deputy Secretary of Cabinet for Health and Family...

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced the appointment of Adam Meier as Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS).

House receives bill encouraging palliative care

A measure designed to encourage the widespread adoption of palliative care to those who need it passed by a vote of 36-0 today in the state Senate.

State providing financial assistance to family foster caregivers

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is allocating additional resources to determine eligibility of financial assistance payments to certain relative and fictive kin caregivers with children placed in their home by CHFS.

Kentucky to pay family members serving as foster parents

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials say they will pay $14.3 million to the caregivers of more than 1,500 children in state custody to...
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State pays $43K, settles suit alleging child abuse cover-up

A Kentucky agency accused of seeking to cover up mistakes made in a child abuse case has settled a whistleblower's lawsuit against it.
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State opens new Fayette Social Services Office

Kentucky Department for Community Based Services has officially opened its new office in Fayette County.
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Marketplace health insurance open enrollment begins Nov. 1

Open Enrollment for 2018 Marketplace health insurance plans at healthcare.gov is quickly approaching.

State report shows drastic increase in disability recipients

A new report issued Tuesday shows an increase of staggering proportions in the number of Kentucky adults and children receiving disability benefits. The report was prepared by Kentucky'

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