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A new report shows Fayette County ranking 33rd among Kentucky’s 120 counties using 16 indicators of child well-being.

A report released Monday by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows the Commonwealth continuing to struggle with childhood poverty.

Report: 1 In 4 Children In Ky. Living In Poverty

Dec 28, 2012

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- One in four Kentucky children live in poverty, and the number is rising.  The Courier-Journal reports those statistics are included in the Kentucky Kids Count 2012 County Data Book, released on Friday.

Kids Count defines poverty as a family of two adults and two children whose annual income falls below $22,113

The report says more than 240,000 children are living in poverty across the commonwealth.

FRANKFORT, Ky. - Saturday will mark the 15th anniversary of KCHIP, the Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program, begun under the Clinton administration.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2012 Kids Count data book, a national report card ranking child well-being released Wednesday, placed Kentucky in the bottom fifteen states. But there are positive trends as well.