Category Archives: poverty

KY Youth Advocates releases 2010 County Data Book

Earlier today, Kentucky Youth Advocates released their 20th annual “Kids Count” County Data Book. This year, the report, which measures and tracks the socioeconomic well-being of children across Kentucky’s 120 counties, factors in the impact of the economic recession. As you can probably imagine, the results aren’t pretty.

The (black) state of the commonwealth

The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights released a revised version of its Status of African Americans in Kentucky report, and statistics show that blacks continue to struggle in the commonwealth. Relying on a variety of sources, the study encapsulates the most recent information affecting African-Americans in housing, education and the criminal justice system. At the […]

“Poor” is the new “Morbidly Obese”

The next time you’re chided by a “friend” or member of your “family” because you smoke “too much” and/or eat “too many” whole rotisserie-cooked game hens, tell them that you’d stand a much greater chance of dying young if you were poor. And while you’re at it, tell ‘em science sent you: The average low-income […]

KY: 4th Worst in Nation for Child Homelessness

As if the state hasn’t topped enough depressing national rankings lists already, this latest report from the National Center on Family Homelessness ranks the Bluegrass State 46th in child homelessness rates based on population, and 42nd worst overall — even Michigan beat us, which is kind of like getting upstaged in a spelling bee by […]