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Pulaski County teacher Lindsey Aguilar has been selected by the Kentucky Center for Mathematics (KCM) as a Kentucky Math Teacher Leader (KyMTL)! This group of passionate teachers were selected for the program after completing a rigorous application and interview process.

We all want our children to grow up healthy and happy. This is one of the reasons we encourage them to eat healthy foods throughout their lives. A recent statement by the American Heart Association added clarity to how a parents and caregivers can help children develop lifelong healthy eatin…

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World Hepatitis Day is recognized annually on July 28th, the birthday of Dr. Baruch Blumberg (1925-2011), who discovered the hepatitis B virus in 1967 and two years later developed the first hepatitis B vaccine. Worldwide, viral hepatitis is among the top 10 infectious disease killers with m…

In 4-H, we target the learning process as a way to help young people build essential life skills. As a result of this, we use the Danish judging system for scoring almost all of our shows and projects.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is hosting a virtual Corn and Soybean Field Day to help producers get the research-based information and continuing education they need in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

PENSACOLA, FL (06/29/2020)-- The following local students were named to the Dean's List by Dr. Troy Shoemaker, president of Pensacola Christian College, for academic achievement during the 2020 spring semester:

Organic mulches, such as shredded cypress and pine bark, are commonly used in commercial and home landscapes. While providing numerous benefits (soil moisture conservation, weed suppression, aesthetics), mulches also provide a substrate for a diverse group of saprophytic organisms (saprobes)…

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of our lives, including our finances. Some have lost jobs or have had hours reduced. Others have seen changes in expenses with some payments increasing while others have decreased. The pandemic has even changed some of our…

South Kentucky RECC has awarded four People Fund grants to extremely worthy community organizations. The People Fund was started in 2004 at the request of members who wanted to financially help meet community needs not met by other agencies or resources.

As livestock producers prepare for another grazing season, thoughts are often directed towards grass conditions, animal conditioning, and fence repair. An additional very important consideration should include what type of flies will impact their pastured cattle, and what method of fly contr…

When we leave our home or work site, we find that many people are wearing face mask in public places. This may be a little scary for your children to see these working people and others wearing face mask, when they are not use to this environment. Perhaps in your home if you have younger chi…

Disasters and emergencies can happen at any time to anyone. It is important to think about how you will respond BEFORE something happens. With your family or household members, discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn…

WILLIAMSBURG, KY (06/15/2020)-- In recognition of academic performance, the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of the Cumberlands has announced the students named to the President's List for the spring 2020 semester.

SOMERSET, KY -- This weekend, Southwestern High School graduate Luke Jacobs will leave Pulaski County for Colorado Springs where he has accepted an appointment to the United States Air Force Academy. Before reporting to basic training in Colorado, Jacobs met with Congressman Hal Rogers who n…

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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…

Don't forget that today, Sunday, June 21, is Father's Day. Dads come in many shapes, sizes, talents and walks of life. What sets your dad apart from the other males, is the memories you have made together from early childhood to your adult hood. Remember to be extra kind to the men in your l…

For nearly three-quarters of a century tourism promoters around Burnside have tried to create a Gatlinburg-type recreational complex that would attract millions of visitors.

TROY, AL (06/10/2020)-- Erik Chriswell of Somerset, KY, graduated from Troy University during the Spring Semester/Term 4 of the 2019/2020 academic year.

Pollinators are important, because they help many of the plants we enjoy reproduce. If you like eating apples or watermelons or looking at beautiful flowers, then you enjoy the handiwork of pollinators. June is National Pollinator Month, and June 22-28 is Pollinator Week. In honor of these u…

Scoliosis is a musculoskeletal disorder in which there is a sideways curvature of the spine, or back. People of all ages can have scoliosis, but adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (scoliosis of unknown cause) is the most common type and typically occurs after the age of 10. Girls are more likel…

You may have gotten or soon will be receiving an economic impact payment or so-called "stimulus check" that is the result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. These payments are meant to help offset the financial hardships for individuals and families caused by t…

For the past several weeks this space has been dwelling on the 1950s, a decade established in memory as a standard of how times ought to be. The "Glorious 50s" clings to us because World War II and the tortuous 1940s had passed, the boys had come home from foreign battlefields, peacetime job…

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), Somerset Chapter, are proud to announce this year's recipients of the DAR Good Citizens Award. By way of background, the DAR was founded in 1890 at a time that was marked by a revival in patriotism and intense interest in the beginnings of the …

Lake Cumberland District Health Department recently presented staff with recognition plaques for several months due to the sign shop being closed for COVID-19. All photos were submitted.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Caroline Sears of Pensacola, Fl., granddaughter of Mary Carol Sears of Paris, Ky., and Wilson Sears of Somerset, Ky., graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy May 22 after successfully completing four years of challenging academic, physical, and professional military training. …

Black root rot can affect a wide range of ornamentals in home and commercial landscapes, nurseries, and greenhouses. Black root rot is commonly observed on Japanese and blue hollies, inkberry, pansy, petunia, and vinca.

Kentucky Blood Center was proud to be the very first community blood center to collect plasma from a recovered COVID-19 patient after the FDA approved the experimental treatment for critically ill patients on March 26. Since that time, KBC has assisted numerous hospital partners with the pla…

SOMERSET, KY - Cousins Daniel and Kagan Brainard are two young entrepreneurs who are working to make a difference in their lives and their community. Their most recent venture is the purchase of Jumping Jacks, LLC.

For the safety of our clientele and staff, the Pulaski County Extension Office is now open by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, you may contact us by calling any of the following phone numbers or by email:

Campbellsville University's 34th annual Excellence in Teaching Award Program Ceremony was canceled this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, 217 teachers received the Excellence in Teaching Award from 76 districts and/or private schools in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Twenty-two of t…

Lieutenant Colonel Louis Duncan, United States Air Force, graduated from the United States Army War College at Carlisle, Pennsylvania with a master's degree in Strategic Studies on June 5, 2020.

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Starting June 1, 2020, the Kentucky Beef Quality and Care Assurance (BQCA) Certification is now available online. Producers can access the online BQCA program by visiting kybeefnetwork.com or http://afs.ca.uky.edu/beef/irm and clicking on "Beef Quality & Care Assurance". The Beef Quality…

I passed my 89th birthday last month. From that moment on, "I'm "Going on 90," a proud and thankful milestone, yet a point in my life that calls for pause wrapped in nostalgia. Sunset of my life is already painting a glow on my western horizon. A walking cane tells me my future steps are few…

Need to report suspected illegal activity related to fish, wildlife or boating to the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources? Now, there's an app for that.

The teen birth rate has been steadily falling for years, but it still remains the highest teen pregnancy rate in the industrialized countries. About eighty-five percent of these pregnancies are unplanned, which in any population can increase the risk for problems. The biggest risk for teen m…

Friday, June 5 will be the last day of work for Brenda Williamson at the Pulaski County Extension Office. You are invited to join us for cake and punch at the Extension Office on Friday from 1:00 to 2:00 as we have a "Drive Through Reception" to honor Brenda for her years of service to Pulas…

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