BBC Report Covers Federal Spending in “Traditional Dependent Kentucky”

Kentucky’s reliance on federal aid was the focus of a story this morning on the BBC News Hour. The reporter visited Republican Congressman Hal Rogers’s eastern district and talked with a food bank visitor who had run out of options for food and was terrified that government services would be cut (about half of the food pantry’s federal support will be pulled). The story also talked with workers at an earmark-funded kennel. They were  “all in favor of cutting government spending…but not here.”

You can listen to the show here. Skip to 8:40 to hear the piece.

In other media news. The New York Times has a feature on Louisville’s fight against obesity.