Because of buyer/manufacturer concerns, an annual training for tobacco producers called Tobacco GAP Certification was made mandatory a couple of years ago.
GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices, and the trainings include information on Tobacco Production, Environmental Stewardship and Labor Management/ Worker Safety.
UK Extension Agronomist Dr. Bob Pearce spearheads the Kentucky Tobacco GAP Training efforts, in cooperation with a new organization known as “GAP Connections.”
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 31 counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster care, including Henry County, according to a news release from the Administrative Office of the Courts.
Volunteers are needed to review cases of children placed in foster care because of dependency, neglect or abuse to ensure these children are placed in safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible.
Volunteers are not required to reside in the county where a board meets.