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Today at our local farmers market, you will find a variety of tomato plants, ready to plant, seed potatoes, an abundance of flowers to plant or to hang. If you like fresh meat the Lake Cumberland Farmer Market has an abundance of meat available. You can also shop for Mother's Day gifts at th…

WASHINGTON, DC - Local high school artists still have time to compete in the Congressional Art Competition for Southern and Eastern Kentucky. The winning artist will receive two free airline tickets from Southwest Airlines to travel to Washington, DC for a national reception later this year.…

Mosses are very short, primitive-branched plants that often produce a dense, green, felt-like mat over the soil surface. One should not always consider moss as a weed pest in lawns. It generally does not crowd out turfgrasses or compete with other desirable ground cover. It does serve to hel…

May is National Electrical Safety Month, and South Kentucky RECC wants to help raise awareness on how to avoid potential electrical hazards for its members and communities. The major winter storm we experienced in February underscores why it's so important for all of us to prepare now to kee…

Support your local Princess Candidate(s) by visiting Pineville, Kentucky May 27-29, as the Candidate(s) participates in the 90th Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival. Join us for the crowning of the 2021 Princess at the Princess Coronation on Friday, May 28, 2021, at 7:30 p.m. at the Laurel Cov…

Fishing is a wonderful warm-weather pastime many of us enjoy. At the extension office, we often receive calls in the spring and fall from landowners on how to properly stock recreational ponds with fish.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) met virtually on April 10. DAR member Dianna Hacker-Taylor, RN, MSN, CPNP, FNP-BC was the main speaker and presented a program that aligned with the 2020-2021 DAR Women's Issues National Theme of Health: Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke.

Don't forget that next Sunday, May 9, is Mother's Day. You will want to honor those special women in your life. Mother's Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday in May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures, including grandm…

Beyond the range of human sight, armies of fungi, bacteria, nematodes and viruses are waiting to attack our vegetable gardens. By preparing for the inevitable onslaught from the beginning, victory in the form of a vigorous garden can be yours.

On March 18, the Kentucky State Police (KSP) honored 14 civilian employees in-person, during a private ceremony in Frankfort. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, last year's civilian award ceremony was postponed until it was safe to hold an in-person event in accordance with Healthy at Work and…

Crappie USA celebrates its 25th Anniversary of providing competitive fishing to crappie anglers in 2021. Anglers will travel from across the country to fish the Region 3 Championship, presented by Bass Pro Shops/Cabela's, on June 4-5, 2021.

SOMERSET, KY -- Just in time to plan summer trips, tourists now can explore southern and eastern Kentucky online as they prepare for real-life adventure in the heritage-steeped region's great outdoors.

Fruits make great salads, snacks, appetizers, and desserts. They add fresh flavors, bright colors, different shapes and textures, Vitamins A and C and lots of fiber and minerals. Fruits are also low in calories, fat, and sodium. They contain no cholesterol.

Drinking too much can harm your health. Excessive alcohol use led to approximately 95,000 deaths and 2.8 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States, shortening the lives of those who died by an average of 29 years. Of all alcohol-attributable deaths, more than…

A Monticello healthcare provider announces a major step toward its goal of providing comprehensive healthcare services to residents in Wayne and Pulaski counties. Federal approval of a new level of care classification for Community Care Clinic (CCC) will allow the clinic to expand services a…

On Thursday, April 15th, Somerset High School hosted UK basketball legend, Derek Anderson. Mr. Anderson spoke to the Briar Jumper students about his life experience and the need for stamina and perseverance in order to reach their goals in life. His message truly resonated with students in t…

The Somerset, Kentucky-based accounting and business consulting firm, EHA CPAs & Advisors, announces and welcomes Chris Dick to the Firm.

The kidneys are two bean shaped organs the size of your fist on each side of the spine near the level of the lower ribs. The kidneys maintain fluid and electrolyte balance, remove waste products, clean the blood, control blood pressure, and produce hormones to make blood and maintain strong bones

2021 will feature the emergence of Brood X, one of the groups of periodical cicadas that lives in Kentucky. Brood X is a 17-year brood, meaning that the insects that will be aboveground as adults this year were born in 2004 and have been developing in the soil ever since.

Last week we talked about decluttering our homes to get ready for Spring Cleaning. If you are ready to Spring Clean, the Pulaski County Extension Office has several "Green Cleaning Product Recipes" you can pick up to save you lots of money by making your own cleaning products. If you can't c…

There are 28 known cancer causing chemicals in smokeless tobacco; it is not a safe alternative to smoking cigarettes. According to the CDC, in previous years, Kentucky has been ranked #1 in the highest rates of oral cancer.

Spring has sprung, and now is the time to think about spring cleaning. Before you spring clean however, you need to think about decluttering your house to get rid of those items you no longer use, or no longer want. Clutter and junk (the thing we no longer need or have quit using) have a tig…

South Kentucky RECC is recognizing Monday, April 12, 2021, as National Lineman Appreciation Day to honor its hardworking lineworkers who often work in challenging conditions, like those we had with February's winter storms, to keep the power on.

Spring rains can create growing conditions that are devastating to most landscape plants. Wet soils are favored by a group of pathogens called water molds, or oomycetes, which cause a range of root and stem diseases.

Ah, the open road. The freedom of simply sticking your thumb out and going wherever that takes you. The modern-day knowledge of how dangerous and frightening being picked up by strangers can be, depending on them to take you somewhere safe rather that somewhere you'll never be heard from again.

With the arrival of spring, many people begin thinking about sprucing up around their houses, which can include the use of a ladder. Falls are one of the leading causes of injuries nationwide, which is why it is so important to use ladders safely. Misuse of a ladder can put you at risk of pe…

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Hal Rogers invites all high school students in Kentucky's Fifth Congressional District to participate in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. One student will be selected to represent Southern and Eastern Kentucky in Washington, DC.

World Immunization Week is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and celebrate the achievements of immunization programs and their partners in promoting healthy communities. Diseases such as smallpox, diphtheria, polio, measl…

A wetter than normal winter has resulted in significant pugging damage in pastures across Kentucky. Pugging occurs when the hooves of grazing livestock penetrate the soil surface during wet conditions causing damage to pasture plants as well as soil structure. The net result is decreased pas…

Care transitions, moving a person from one setting, such as an assisted living facility to a hospital, are often difficult for individuals living with Alzheimer's and may be especially challenging during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and social isolation. The Alzheimer's Founda…

Lots of people will be hiding eggs this weekend for their Easter Egg Hunt. Some will use the plastic eggs, while others still prefer to use the regular egg. The plastic Easter eggs can be filled with candy and other surprises for the lucky finder and can be used again next year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service has named H. Scott Ray the Forest Supervisor of the Daniel Boone National Forest. Ray has been the Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Daniel Boone National Forest for the last four years and has been serving as acting Forest Supervisor there s…

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