When Kentucky is slammed with winter weather, you might lose power for a period. Once the power returns, you may question whether your food is still safe to eat.

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Citizen Foster Care Review Boards in 53 Kentucky counties are seeking volunteers to make a difference in the lives of local children in foster and other out-of-home care. The boards need volunteers to review cases of children placed in care due to dependency, neglect or abuse, to ensure they…

In an effort to keep students and one another safe, school officials and educators across the nation and region have worked diligently to comply with state and federal health protocols since the COVID-19 pandemic began. However, as of February 17, only 28 states and the District of Columbia …

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The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's (KDA) powerful Kentucky Proud brand is once again co-hosting the Kentucky Proud Virtual Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair from Feb. 22-28, Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan Quarles has announced. Kentucky Proud is partnering with Bluegrass Fa…

During the month of February, we have been focusing on the Heart since February is Heart Health month. Do you know what signs to look for if you think you are having a Heart Attack? The following are some heart attack symptoms you need to take seriously according to the Mayo Clinic Staff. Ty…

Do you get plumb ill when your tomatoes (or insert any vegetable name) become diseased and it seems like you just started harvesting? Or the lettuce you planted is done and you still want salad? Many gardeners make the mistake of relying on one planting of a vegetable to be sufficient for th…

Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 - 2010, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 30 years. Further, excessive drinking …

For the third year in a row, the Board of Directors of South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation has announced the co-op is mailing capital credit refunds to members. This year's total is the largest in the cooperative's history at $3,112,921, nearly double its previous highest g…

Someone dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 655,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We've reached that part of winter where we have a pretty decent chance of a snow/ice event in Pulaski Co. We always learn from these events, we even learn about trees. Let's go over some ways to help trees get through a snow/ice event.

With February being American Heart Month, now is a great time to learn about ways to lower your risk of developing heart disease. One of the best ways to do this is by following a heart healthy diet.

The Kentucky State Police (KSP) are accepting applications for their next academy class and changing protocol in an effort to offer troopers a post assignment closer to home. New troopers will have the opportunity to 'Pick Three' posts that they would prefer to be assigned to. In doing so, t…

In the United States, two people die every minute from heart disease. Currently, heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, killing more people than cancer, AIDs, and car wrecks combine. In addition, around 35 percent of the population is living with some form of heart disease.

Difficulty swallowing (Dysphagia) means it takes more time and effort to move your food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia may be associated with pain or in some cases swallowing is impossible.

February is American Heart Health Month, the perfect time to learn about your risk for heart disease and the steps you need to take now to help your heart. Heart disease, and the conditions that lead to it, can happen at any age. High rates of obesity and high blood pressure among younger pe…

The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is disrupting many parts of daily life for everyone, but those challenges are magnified for someone living with Alzheimer's disease. Changes in daily routines can lead to anxiety, confusion, agitation and/or discomfort, which is why the Alzheimer's…

The most important part of making fertilizer recommendations is collecting a good, representative soil sample. Soil test results and fertilizer recommendations are based solely on the few ounces of soil submitted to the laboratory for analysis. These few ounces can represent several million …

Rhubarb should be high on your list of vegetables to grow this year. And actually, you'll be growing it every year since it's a perennial. That's just one of the great reasons to grow rhubarb.

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Some of the most beautiful structures in the western world have included gargoyles. Originally used as a sort of decorative drainage spout in the form of a fearsome beastie, gargoyles have graced such iconic locations as the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris and the Natural History Museum in London.

The Leadership Kentucky Class of 2020 graduated virtually on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Forty civic and community leaders from across the Commonwealth of Kentucky celebrated completion of the program via Zoom after seven months together.

While technology can be a great educational tool and source of entertainment, far too many children spend too much time in front of a screen each day. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, kids between the ages of 8 and 18, on average, spend 7.5 hours each day in front of a screen for e…

We're approaching that part of winter where we have a pretty decent chance of a snow/ice event in Pulaski Co. We always learn from these events, we even learn about trees. Let's go over some ways to help trees get through a snow/ice event.

Forage may be stored for winter feeding when pasture production is limited, for use in confinement feeding systems, or for cash hay. Dry hay is the most popular storage method since it stores well for long periods and is better suited for cash sale and shipping than high moisture forages. Ho…

Just a few of years ago, Pulaski looked to be on track to lose one of the best resources for some that could help with their health. The pools at what was then called SomerFit were in major disrepair. The building's landlord, also known as Somerset city government, had attempted fixes, but t…

"Dr. Drake, would you please call the family of your patient and make recommendations to them regarding care of their family member who has COVID-19," asked the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospitalist.

Austin Peay State University congratulates Kendall Burgess of Somerset, KY, on being offered the Provost Out-of-State Scholarship for high-achieving freshmen for the Fall 2021 semester.

Mayson Ruckel, student of PCHS Culinary Program and FCCLA officer, recently won Sullivan University's annual Throwdown Competition. She won a $20,000 scholarship with her Naked Cake entry which was an original creation.

Lake Cumberland is an economic gem. Most locals take it for granted, but in truth, a 101-mile-long lake creating hundreds of wooded coves in foothills of the Cumberlands is a boaters' paradise not matched by anything in this part of the country, including Gatlinburg.

Your local health department's mission, generally speaking, is to promote the public's health.

The USDA Forest Service honored employees and partners for exemplary work, dedication and commitment during the Southern Region's 2020 Regional Forester Honor Awards last month. The theme for the virtual awards was "Overcoming Challenges - Our Commitment through Resilience and Innovation."

As humans, seed starting has been a fundamental skill for survival over the centuries and millennia. However, with an industrialized food system, many have lost the skill since it is no longer needed for our survival.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout Kentucky, the United States, and the world, it is welcome news that vaccines are starting to be available to frontline workers and the most vulnerable populations.

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