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Today's News

  • USDA’s latest numbers on Ky. cattle

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently released the cattle report, showing little change in beef cow numbers, but a continued decline in milk cows in Kentucky.
    “This report shows cattle production remains a vital part of the Commonwealth’s agricultural economy,” said David Knopf, director of the NASS Eastern Mountain Regional Office in Kentucky. “In 2015, gross receipts from cattle were $927 million, the second leading commodity behind broiler production.

  • Drink up: Get enough water to promote health and wellness

    Most of us hear early on that we should drink water for good health, but some of us may not know why it is so important.
    More than two-thirds of our bodies are made of water. It helps lubricate our joints, and without water our organs could not properly function.
    Water is also essential in helping us remove waste from our bodies.
    If you don’t consume enough water, you run the risk of becoming dehydrated.
    Dehydration can cause headaches, mood changes, fever, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and kidney problems among others.

  • Warm winter could affect tall fescue toxicosis

    This warm winter has been nice because of 50 degree weather and not having to feed as much hay.
    However, this warm winter has played havoc for many farmers, such as increased mud and lately I have heard from Dr. Ray Smith from the University of Kentucky that this mild winter is likely to cause higher than average concentration of ergovaline in tall fescue.
    Tall fescue is still widely planted throughout Kentucky because of its yield potential and ruggedness, but tall fescue is naturally infected with an endophytic fungus that produces ergovaline.

  • Unemployment rates drop all over the state, except for two counties

    Unemployment rates fell in 119 Kentucky counties between December 2015 and December 2016, but rose in Lyon County (6.3 percent in December 2015 to 6.6 percent in December 2016), according to a news release from the Kentucky Office of Employment and Training, an agency of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.
    Only Magoffin and Leslie counties had double-digit rates for December 2016.  

  • Chamber to launch Leadership Henry County

    By Holly Kinderman

    Henry County Chamber of Commerce

  • Kentucky cattlemen’s association elects officers

    The Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association elected new officers at the recent convention, including, front row from left: Kentucky Cattlemen Association President Chuck Crutcher; President Elect Bobby Foree of New Castle; Vice President Tim White; Secretary/Treasurer Ken Adams; and Past President David Lemaster. Standing from left: Cary King, Kentucky Beef Network chairman; Chris Cooper, KCA program chair; and Steve Dunning, KBC program chair.

  • College students may need shots

    Whooping cough. Measles. Meningitis. Just hearing these words can strike fear in most any parent or school teacher, according to a news release from the Legislative Research Commission.
     But it’s not just young school children who are at risk.
    College and university students can also get communicable diseases says Dr. Patty Swiney, a Kentucky family physician and mother who testified alongside House Health and Welfare Chair Addia Wuchner, R-Florence, recently in support of Wuchner’s House Bill 147.

  • ‘Sew Fine’ expo coming to General Butler park in April

    General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will host the 12th annual “It’s Sew Fine” Sewing Expo April 10 through12.
    The Expo provides sewing enthusiasts from this region of the country a chance to enrich their sewing skills in quilting, home décor and personal sewing.
    The Cooperative Extension Service, the educational outreach of the University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University and Purdue University plan and conduct the regional sewing expo that has continued to grow since its beginning in 2005.

  • ‘God is working’ at Main Street Baptist

    Main Street Baptist Church in New Castle serves as “a place where God is working,” an inspiring place for worshippers, according to the associate pastor.
    The same spiritual desire that led to the creation of the church back in 1801 remains alive today, said Michael Rodgers, associate pastor. At the time, slaves and sharecroppers came together to provide a place to worship, both for themselves and for future generations.

  • Legislators consider a statewide ban on smoking at schools

    By Melissa Patrick
    Kentucky Health News