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Holiday cacti are a group of plants which include Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter cacti. They all have colorful tubular flower and are fairly easy to care for.

As the holidays approach, you may be stressing over finding the perfect present for each person on your list. Gift buying can be even more stressful and complicated if money is tight. Consider your time as an inexpensive, meaningful way to check off your list this year.

Many youth receive money or gift cards during the holidays. This is a perfect time for parents to teach them about wise financial management.

Jerrica Flynn of Somerset, Kentucky, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Flynn was initiated at University of Kentucky.

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Emilee Moore of Somerset, Kentucky, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Moore was initiated at Eastern Kentucky University.

Kim Hudson, branch office administrator for the Somerset office of Edward Jones, recently was appointed to the firm's Branch Office Administrators (BOA) Grassroots Legislative Task Force. The group is dedicated to raising the issues on the minds of individual investors to local, state and na…

When it comes to comparing the costs of various colleges, remember that on the broadest level, costs can be tangible or intangible. To save money, follow these tips from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Alpha Delta Kappa Membership, which is an honorary educational sororityand based on peer recognition, provides a wealth of opportunities for leadership development and networking through workshops, training sessions, conferences and conventions. But, perhaps the greatest opportunity Alpha De…

Peonies are long-lived perennials that provide a blast of spring colors for many, many years. Peonies bring to mind grandma's garden, and often they can still be found around old homeplaces where no one currently lives.

Black vultures are native to Kentucky. As a result, they are present here year-round, but you may be seeing more of them now for a few reasons. Their overall populations have increased in the state in the past couple of years. They are also a migratory species with a recently expanded range …

Beetles, bugs, and flies are some of the creatures actively seeking protected overwintering sites as days get shorter and cooler. Many produce stains or unpleasant odors if crushed. Scavengers, such as carpet beetles, can be attracted to accumulations of insects that die in attics and wall v…

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November is a special month. No only is it election time, but before 2005 when the government got out of the burley business, November was tobacco-selling time. And, in bygone days, November was hog-killing time.

A Somerset Community College student is one of 16 KCTCS (Kentucky Community and Technical College System) students recognized as a KAM (Kentucky Association of Manufacturers) Rising Star.

My grandfather, Bell County Sheriff Jim Helton would load up glass gallon bottles in his Plymouth sedan with straight shift on the column and we would cross the Cumberland Narrows bridge as we headed out of Pineville. After a short distance on our left was the Wasioto (Valley of the Deer) sp…

Hypertriglyceridemia (HTG) is fasting serum triglyceride3 levels of over 150 mg/dl and is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Severely elevated levels of over 500 increase the risk of pancreatitis.

Think about it. Comments or statements made to you in the past, some seemingly insignificant at the time, some encouraging, some hurtful, but all sticking in your mind refusing to go away and becoming part of your life.

A trail camera that photographed a bear on two successive nights back in September about 300 feet behind Glen Weddle's house reminds how parts of Pulaski County have resisted change since Daniel Boone used his long rifle to kill meat for dinner.

Peonies are long-lived perennials that provide a blast of spring colors for many, many years. Peonies bring to mind grandma's garden, and often they can still be found around old homeplaces where no one currently lives.

On September 12, 2020, the 11th Annual Pulaski County 4-H/FFA Livestock Show and Sale was held at Ard Ridge Cattle Company in Nancy, KY. This event gives the youth of Pulaski County the chance to showcase their livestock project one last time before the end of the season. The exhibitors have…

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If one thinks rattlesnakes are scary, how about a black bear?

It's harvest time for Kentucky farmers and markets are as volatile as they have ever been. Labor is in short supply, seed prices and other essentials for farming have skyrocketed as COVID-19 has ravaged the economy and supply chains. Unlike many industries, agriculture is time and weather de…

Bacterial wetwood and slime flux refer to bacterial "ooze" that runs down trunks of trees. Oozing fluids are the result of a bacterial infection known as bacterial wetwood (Figure 1). Advanced development is called slime flux, in which a foul-smelling, unattractive slime leaks from wounds in…

My daddy was a water witch; a dowser. He was often called on in his neighborhood when somebody wanted to dig a well.

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As of Thursday night's regular monthly meeting of the Wayne County Fiscal Court, the county jail was reportedly home to 127 inmates — 46 county and 80 state prisoners, along with one inmate from Cumberland County.

Many areas of Kentucky experienced their first frost of the year this past week. Prussic acid (hydrogen cyanide) poisoning can occur when the sorghum species (forage sorghum, sorghum-sudangrass, sudangrass, and Johnsongrass) are frosted. Freezing causes plant cells to rupture and the precurs…

London, KY - Cumberland Valley National Bank (CVNB) announced that Ron Hart has been appointed CVNB's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective October 1, 2020.

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