Inspired by own family, Kentucky gov. tackles foster system

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The little girl was 11, living in a foster care group home, when she ended up playing tag in a Louisville park with the daughters of a wealthy investment manager who would one day be Kentucky's governor. Matt Bevin said he and his wife, Glenna, noticed how the girl attached herself to their daughters, "like she was just one of the kids.

Foreign adoptions to US families continue their long decline

NEW YORK (AP) -- The number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents dropped almost 5 percent last year, continuing a steady decline that's now extended for 12 years, according to new State Department figures. However, department officials said they have been working closely with numerous countries to strengthen international adoption procedures, and they suggested the numbers could rise if the U.S.

Despite gains, LGBT protections remain a patchwork in US

A federal appeals court in Chicago, citing the Civil Rights Act, has ruled that companies cannot discriminate against LGBT employees in the workplace because of their sexual orientation. It's the latest in a long series of court rulings, state legislation and local ordinances expanding rights and protections for LGBT. But nationwide, in the absence of comprehensive federal legislation, the protections are available only on a patchwork basis.

Jan 30

Puppy Bowl 2016

11:00 am, Unnamed Venue

  The A Plus Garage Doors Puppy Bowl is a partnership between twenty local businesses and three shelters to try and get dogs adopted. We will be hosting a mock game of football played by dogs, a showcase of local vendors, and a Rent-a-Puppy Booth!