Jeff Lehmkuhler Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky

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Meece Middle School held Career Day on January 15, 2020. Various career professionals from our community volunteered their time to come and "be the teacher" for the day. Students were able to ask professional questions and be part of discussions about various careers. Special thanks to the f…

You may be one of the millions of Americans who resolved to start eating better and /or lose those extra pounds you are carrying around this year. Research shows that within a few days or weeks, most people have given up on their resolution to eat better and lose those extra pounds. This yea…

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is ringing in 2020 with the year's first bundle of joy. Weighing 8 pounds and 9 ounces and measuring 19 1/2 inches, baby girl Natalyah Rosa JayLynn was born to mom Natasha on Wednesday, January 1 at 11:16 am.

Cold frames are the smallest, simplest, and least expensive structures for protecting plants. Situated properly, cold frames can provide an ideal environment for season extension for certain vegetable crops.

Northern Middle School's STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) team hosted their annual Entrepreneur Fair. The Entrepreneur Fair serves as a way for students to gain knowledge about being an entrepreneur and raise money for our school. Students created their own business plan that the…

Our children will be returning to school this week, and you want to make sure they are in the habit of washing their hands often. This is one way young children can prevent the spreading of the flu in our schools. There are other things you can do as a parent to help keep them healthy, but t…

Potassium can make a case for the 'Don't get no respect' award among the fertilizer nutrients. Nitrogen (N) gets most of the attention because of its showy results; nothing perks up a hay or pasture field faster. Calcium (Ca) and phosphorus (P) get lots of attention as 'bone makers' for our …

Some 70 local seniors were treated to dinner and gifts during the Pulaski County Senior Citizens Center's Christmas celebration on December 20. According to director Jordan Burks, the center partnered with Our Place to provide each senior attending with a gift.

Students across the Pulaski County School district recently attended a production of La Ofrenda, performed by the Lexington Children's Theater and hosted by the district's Gifted Program at the Center for Rural Development.

Adam Wilson has been selected to represent Southwestern HS in the 2020 KMEA All-State Symphonic Band, which is the highest band, for the second consecutive year. He successfully auditioned through two rounds of auditions, including three different panels of blind judges. He will be participa…

Pulaski County High School FFA members Konner Hargis, Josh Kerr and Zach Hall are helping spread Christmas cheer with their Supervised Agricultural Experience projects at Heffelfinger Tree Farm. This choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm located just outside Somerset employs Konner, Josh and Za…

The overall goal of a beef cattle operation is to increase net income by balancing what is spent on the operation with how much income it generates. A beef producer can accomplish this goal by increasing income while minimizing additional costs, or reducing costs while trying to maintain income.

Hey, it's time to "Get Fit." So many people think about starting a regular exercise program at the beginning of the year, but often times, it is just a thought. No matter what age you are, your body needs a daily movement. Pulaski County has several places that you can go to exercise, walk, …

The Kentucky Education Association has awarded a "Read Across America" grant to MCEA-R (Middle Cumberland Education Association-Retired). The grant will be used to host an event at Pulaski Elementary School to be held during the first week of March 2020. The event will include reading to stu…

There are a handful of weeds out there that are regular offenders in hay fields and pastures, and foxtail is one of them. In the world of Extension topics, I can count on foxtail questions every fall and through winter into spring as animals begin to reject hay.

American hornbeam, Carpinus caroliniana, is an often overlooked tree that would greatly enhance anyone's home garden. Its relatively small stature (20-30 feet tall) means it can fit into most small landscapes with no problem. It is hardy to Zones 3 to 9.

Northern Middle School 8th grade students had the opportunity to apply for GEMS (Girls Engaging in Math and Science) through Somerset Community College. The following students were accepted into the program: Kelbi Cain, Lilly Carroll, Sabra Meece, Grace Shirley, Madeline Wilson, JJ Woodall. …

This news article may be a little late for your Christmas Decorations, but use it if you can, and remember you can always use these tips next year when decorating with lights. If you are decorating for the holidays, here is advice to achieve a Griswold-worthy home for friends and family to e…

It's never too soon to begin to prepare for the spring calving season. One thing that producers can be doing is locating, obtaining, and storing several doses of colostrum or colostrum replacer. This will come in handy if problems do arise when the first calves start to hit the ground.

With the cold weather we have been experiencing, we know that winter is here. The first day of winter is Saturday, December 21, but when we see those "snowflakes" we know that it is beginning to look like winter, go get prepared.

Cattle, and all other livestock, will soon require a veterinarian prescription for injectable antibiotics. No longer will producers who need injectable antibiotics, for their cattle, be able to just grab them at their local feed store or order them online.

Poinsettias are a mainstay of homes and businesses during December. Poinsettias can remain beautiful beyond the holiday season if the plants are cared for carefully.

An octogenarian visited my office recently and informed me he had been in two wrecks. "It wasn't my fault the other drivers were speeding. I had to pay both time for the wreck". Well if the other drivers were speeding why did you have to pay I thought. I asked his son to come back from the r…

Campbellsville University's theater department, in conjunction with Town Hall Productions, is presenting Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," adapted by Ed Monk, Dec. 5-7 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 2:30 p.m. in the Russ Mobley Theater in the Alumni Building.

With cattle market prices for live calves being what it is, staying up all night to supervise cattle during calving season is well worth the effort to many producers. A recent Oklahoma State University study notes that while supervision at calving does significantly cut calf mortality, it is…

During the dates of October 30th through November 3rd, the Pulaski County chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) attended the NFLC in Washington, DC.

Getting preventive care is one of the most important steps you can take to manage your health. That's because when a condition is diagnosed early, it is usually easier to treat. And regular checkups can help you and your doctor identify lifestyle changes you can make to avoid certain conditions.

The Annual Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) Day, "Dining In" for Healthy Families campaign is Monday, December 3. FCS Day is an opportunity to promote family and consumer sciences programs, and resources that support family mealtime. Families are asked to commit to making and eating a he…

Within the last week, USDA has issued new guidance on an emerging viral disease of tomato and pepper. Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is a new tobamovirus (in the tobacco mosaic virus family) first documented in Israel.

Mrs. Linda Mardis will be teaching us how to bake a delicious Turkey, on Monday, November 25 at the Extension Office. The class begins at 1:00 o'clock. You will get to sample the turkey, dressing and receive a free recipe booklet of how to prepare that delicious Holiday Luncheon.

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Stella Wesley, 73, of Science Hill, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 at her residence. She was born on February 26, 1946 in Pulaski County; daughter of the late Loyd & Mary (Warren) Wiles. She is survived by three daughters, Patricia Ann & (Zach) Burton of Nancy, Melissa Lee We…