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The Old Farmer's Almanac has released their forecast for this winter. To quote: "mild, with soakers," is how Kentucky and Indiana are labeled. I don't put a lot of weight on these forecasts, but they often line up with other forecasts and occasionally are completely correct. If this forecast…

Don't forget our free Card Making Class on Monday, October 28 at 10:00 o'clock in the Pulaski County Extension Basement. Denise Salter is the leader. Just come ready to learn and make cards you can send to your friends.

Nut season is upon us in Kentucky. We are fortunate to have several native species that feed wildlife and people. And of course, we can plant nut trees in our yards as they provide nice shade in the summer and of course, provide food in the fall. Nut trees can get large, depending on the spe…

Recently the Pulaski County School System became one of nine districts statewide selected to participate in a Health and Wellness initiative from the Kentucky Department of Education through a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Schools Grant. The focus of this effort is to im…

Hannah McGhee is a Pulaski County 4-H member who recently attended the Kentucky 4-H Issues Conference and received a grant to create a Children's Garden at the Pulaski County Public Library. McGhee, 16, is a junior at Broadway Christian School. As submitted by Jennifer Cole, Pulaski County E…

Parent Connections met Friday Sept. 20 at Memorial Education Center. The focus was literacy and the speaker was Presley Adams, new Children's Librarian at Pulaski County Public Library. The parents meet monthly at Memorial. The next parent connection is Friday October 25 at Memorial at 11 an…

Hopkins Elementary School hosted Jumpers Hop Around the World on Friday, October 4, 2019. There were approximately 15 - 20 guests in the building sharing a wealth of knowledge regarding their countries. The sessions began at 9:00 and ended at 10:30a.m. Each classroom heard from three speaker…

Interested in becoming a Pulaski Extension Extension Homemaker? You are invited to a "Homemaker fest" Tuesday Afternoon, October 8, at 5:00 o'clock in the basement of the Extension Office. Join in with other homemakers and find out about the fun and self-satisfaction that comes from being a …

The Pulaski County Gifted Program hosted an open house for its students and their families on Sunday, September 8 in the school district's board room. The event, organized by gifted educators Beth Patrick and Krista Pierce, sought to familiarize parents with the program, its services, and id…

Prussic acid, cyanide, or hydrocyanic acid are all terms relating to the same toxic substance. Hydrogen cyanide was first isolated from a blue dye (Prussian blue) and because of its acidic nature it became known by the common name "prussic acid." Cyanide is one of the most rapidly acting tox…

Meece Middle School fully believes that school attendance is a baseline factor for determining a student's success. Therefore, we are encouraging our students to be at school every single day. The state of Kentucky designated September 17th, as 'High Attendance Day'. On this day, we challeng…

Members of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met with Mayor Keck in his office on Sept. 13 for the yearly signing of the Proclamation declaring the week of Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Somerset.

Throughout September, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department and numerous partner agencies will support emergency preparedness efforts and encourage citizens to take action to become better prepared for disasters and emergency situations.

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With fall fast approaching and harvest season in full swing something that is sometimes over looked this time of year is the weaning of spring born cattle. Weaning is the process of separating suckling offspring from their dams. Weaning is a management procedure applied by the herd manager. …

Kentucky's been pretty dry the past few weeks. September and October are usually our driest months. Even if we get a heavy rainfall in the near future, it won't completely alleviate drought symptoms.

The KY Arts Council Board Members traveled to Somerset to experience all that our county offers to the community concerning the arts. Chase Cimala, Madison Harmon, and Will Muse presented their crafts through song on Thursday evening to the board members and other community members. The Some…

Members from the various Pulaski County Extension Homemaker Clubs have been meeting weekly to sample recipes and make plans for their annual holiday tasting luncheon. "Pumpkin Kisses and Holiday Wishes" will be the theme for this year's event that will be held at the Langdon Street Baptist C…

Tickets to the Pulaski County Extension Homemakers annual tasting luncheon will go on sale Tuesday, October 1, at 8:00 o'clock at the Extension Office. This big event will be held on Friday, November 15, with seating at 12:00 noon. The cost is $20, which includes the tasting of lots of new f…

Water makes up 70 to 90 percent of a plant's mass. All plant functions are dependent on water uptake from roots. During dry seasons or drought conditions, plants become stressed. Growth stops, nutrient transport slows, and many times plants wilt.

Very Important Girl's & Boy's Day has become a tradition at Shopville Elementary School. This decade long event focuses on our fifth grade students in the area of prevention and education when it comes to topics such as bullying, conflict resolution, cyberbullying, cooperation, and kindn…

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Surely, as you drive along backroads of Pulaski County, your mind wanders to yesterday, as President Trump is apt to say: "When America was great." You see an old barn, its timbers bent from troubled winds and weight of a thousand snows. Cattle huddle in pastures, picking at drought-browned …

Hirsutism is the excessive growth of terminal hair in a typical male pattern in a female. It is typically a sign of excessive androgen levels. It may occur in up to 15% of women. Terminal hairs are longer, coarser pigmented hairs.

Colonel T.L. Rogers, United States Army, graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania with a master's degree in Strategic Studies on June 7, 2019.

Be on the lookout for an introduced invasive plant recently found in Kentucky. A homeowner in Hopkinsville, Kentucky contacted the Christian County Extension Agent for Horticulture about a unique plant discovered in her home landscape area. The plant identified as Tropical Soda Apple (Solanu…

It's weaning time and I hope most of you are planning your herd "preg check". If you have not incorporated this management practice in the past, please do so this year so that you won't be feeding non-productive females this fall and winter. When it comes time to cull cows from your herd, pr…

Prairie Farms Dairy continued a winning tradition of multiple first place finishes and a Grand Championship at one of the most prestigious dairy judging competitions in the country; the World Dairy Expo Championship Dairy Product Contest held in Madison, Wisconsin. Prairie Farms and its fami…

A cover crop is a plant species that is grown between cash crops, primarily to provide cropping system services rather than to produce a harvestable product. Benefits provided by cover crops include soil health improvement, soil conservation, nutrient release and capture, and weed suppressio…

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Governor Matt Bevin recently appointed local attorney A.C. Donahue to the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees. The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees consists of sixteen members appointed by the Governor, two members of the faculty, one University staff employee, and one member of…

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Ralph Tarter, 88, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019. Arrangements are pending and will be announced later by Pulaski Funeral Home. Pulaski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.