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State mandated to pay relatives raising children in the family

By David Greer
Kentucky Press News Service

In a sweeping victory for the growing number of Kentucky relatives providing free foster care for children, Kentucky must begin paying them many, grandparents struggling with the costs the same as they do licensed foster families. The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear an appeal from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services seeking to overturn a ruling earlier this year by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the state must pay relatives who take in foster children.

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