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The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being found that children placed in out-of-home care tended to score lower in cognitive capacity, language development, and academic achievement. (U.S. DHHS 2003)

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Kentucky CPS News Archive

Kentucky News Coverage

by Kenneth Hart

A Lawrence County social worker was arrested last week for allegedly serving alcohol to teenage girls at a party.

Ruth J. Horn, 32, of Louisa, was charged with four counts of third-degree unlawful transaction with a minor, a Class A misdemeanor. Each count carries a jail sentence of up to one year.

The Independent Daily (KY)

February 21, 2007

Two years ago News 5 revealed that Kentucky's foster care system pushed for quick adoptions, putting children in potentially harmful situations. And now a report showed that corruption hasn't gone away.

Over the past several months News 5 has been speaking with dozens of parents who claimed Kentucky social workers rattled the foundation that foster care should help build.

WLWT News 5

February 8, 2007

by Misty Maynard

A relative of a student in the classroom said tape was used to restrain two students, and said the teacher instructed the students not to tell their parents, and if they were ever asked, to say it was a game.

The relative said the students were taped around their feet and a piece of tape was placed over their mouths as the entire class watched. The number one priority, Moore said, is to protect the students, and to protect his staff, which includes protecting the privacy of the teacher targeted in the complaint.

The Ledger Independent (KY)

December 4, 2006

by Mark Wilson

Terrell, 33, and her boyfriend, Christopher Luttrell, 23, are suspected in the slaying of a Kentucky social service aide and of abducting Terrell's 9-month-old son, Saige.

The Henderson, Ky., couple were arrested Thursday night hiding in a camping trailer in Godfrey, Ill., near St. Louis, after a three-day search that included a national Amber Alert.

Evansville Courier Press

October 21, 2006

by Tamara Evans

It is estimated that one in four girls and one in seven boys in this country will be sexually abused.

The common misconception out there is that children are sexually assaulted by strangers, when in reality statistics show six out of seven children are assaulted by someone they know.

WBKO

October 6, 2006

by Misty Maynard

In Mason County, the most common placement in foster care are teenagers who are "beyond control" of their parents or guardians.

In Mason County, there are seven foster homes. Lewis County has 15 homes, Fleming County 14, Robertson County two homes, and Bracken County has only one foster home.

The Ledger Independent (KY)

September 26, 2006

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