KY Workers Call For Federal Aid

The Kentucky Labor Day Town Hall was held virtually on September 7 because of COVID 19, the virus that has now infected 58,000 Kentuckians and killed more than 1,000 of our friends and neighbors. COVID 19 is also devastating our economy. Nearly 40% of KY workers have applied for unemployment, the highest rate in the […]

Taylor Pratt: Youth Can Change

Younger people sometimes believe that prediabetes and type 2 diabetes are health conditions they don’t really need to worry about. But Taylor Pratt found out in high school that she was in danger of developing the disease, despite the fact that it did not run in her family. On a visit to her eye doctor, […]

Census 2020 (Still) Time To Be Counted

Despite roadblocks presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Census count is continuing and getting counted is more important than ever. Although most households have been contacted, eastern Kentucky response rates are low.  Michelle Elison, Portfolio Manager at the National Partnership Program of the US Census Bureau, provides an update on response rates in Kentucky […]

Federal Aid Urgently Needed For Kentucky

Anna Baumann, Deputy Director of the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, talks about the impact federal stimulus funding has had to date and the urgent need for more. According to census data, half of Kentucky adults say they or someone in their household have lost employment income since the COVID-19 crisis began. The sources they’re […]