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Kentucky Has Second Highest Child Abuse Rate in U.S.

The number of Kentucky children who died from abuse, as well as overall cases of abuse, is on the rise.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Children’s Bureau “Child Maltreatment 2015” report — released in 2017 — shows a jump in child abuse cases in both Kentucky and Indiana. The commonwealth had 18,897 victims (17,932 in the 2014 report), or about 19 out of every 1,000 children. Kentucky’s rate is more than double the national average.

“We’re hoping the significant increase in cases is the result of more people spotting and reporting abuse, which means we’re potentially preventing even more deaths and getting children and families the help they need,” said Erin Frazier, M.

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Kentucky court rules in alleged school bullying case – Education Week

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KCH Developing Program to Help Kentucky Pediatricians Handle Cases of Child Abuse

Pediatricians routinely examine bangs, bruises and bone fractures — the standard acute injuries resulting from normal childhood activity.

 

But in rare cases, a pediatrician must also question whether a child’s injury was the consequence of an accident or a sign of physical abuse or maltreatment. When a caregiver’s explanation isn’t consistent with the medical evidence or a child informs a provider of mistreatment, the pediatrician grapples with either reporting their suspicion or remaining silent.

 

To help Kentucky pediatricians navigate these sensitive situations, Kentucky Children’s Hospital(KCH) hired its first pediatric specialist in child abuse pediatrics, a subspecialty of pediatrics concerned with examining medical evidence to investigate instances of child abuse or maltreatment.

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Kentucky goes wire to wire as No. 1 in AP poll

Kentucky, the overall top seed in the NCAA Tournament, is the first team in 23 years to be No. 1 in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll from the preseason rankings to the final Top 25.

The Wildcats (34-0) are looking to become the first undefeated men’s national champion since Indiana in 1976. They were a unanimous No. 1 Monday for the seventh straight week and 11th overall this season. Kentucky received all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel to match Duke in 1992 as the last team to run the table at the top.

Villanova and Wisconsin, two of the other No.

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Police connect officer-involved shooting in Maryland to triple homicide in Kentucky

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) – Authorities say a teenager killed in a shootout Saturday with police in Maryland prompted the search of his home over 500 miles away in Kentucky, where the bodies of his parents and younger sister were found.

Friends and relatives of 16-year-old Jason Hendrix were struggling to understand how the boy, a faithful churchgoer who was baptized just two months ago, could end up as the suspect in the execution-style slayings.

Corbin Police Chief David Campbell says Hendrix, a high school ROTC student and active church member, was angry at his parents for taking away his computer privileges.

Police believe the victims were gunned down late Wednesday afternoon in their home.

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