Kids Count: 1 in 4 Ky. kids lives in poverty; number rising

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One in four Kentucky children live in poverty, and the number is rising. That's according to the Kentucky Kids Count 2012 county data book, released 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 state.

Overall, Kentucky was ranked 35th in the country for child well-being. Tennessee was ranked 36th.

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