We have received the following information from our Pulaski County Health Department about COVID. "Due to the continued increase in positive cases, it may be several days before you are contacted by the health department. If you've tested positive for COVID19 please isolate yourself immediat…

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The gallbladder is a small sac like organ 3 inches long and an inch wide located under the liver. Its function is to store bile that is made by the liver and used to help digest food.

Because young people don't have as much driving experience as adults, they're considered a bigger risk to insure when they start driving. That means young people will generally pay more for car insurance.

I always find it pretty easy to shop for people who enjoy gardening. There are always a few things that are no-brainers and every gardener needs, like gloves, trowels, soil knives, bulb planters, etc. But let's take a look at some others that are fun or practical or both.

Often the hardest part of getting started on the journey toward a healthier lifestyle is taking that first step. A good "first step" can be by simply completing a Health Risk Assessment (HRA). A HRA is a questionnaire with questions that help determine your current health and your health ris…

College and career planning guides geared toward high school freshmen and sophomores are available online from the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

Dan Black has joined Cumberland Valley National Bank & Trust(CVNB) as a Mortgage Specialist for the Lexington area. "Dan has extensive experience in mortgage lending, including to first-time home buyers. We know he'll bring that expertise to the table when he is helping our customers pur…

Ritchie Valens is approximately 11 months old. His early months were not easy for him -- coming to the Somerset-Pulaski County Humane Society with his tail completely without skin and fur as well as a broken femur in a rear leg. His tail was amputated and the leg is healed; now he's looking …

As autumn turns to winter, many places in the country are experiencing cooler weather and less sunlight. While it may be tempting to slack off on sun protection when the rays aren't beating down, it's imperative to stay vigilant through the darker winter months.

With fertilizer prices on the rise and reaching levels not seen in years, some are wondering if they can afford to fertilize hay ground. Realizing we can't starve a profit into a cow, or a hay crop, the answer is simple. We can't afford not to properly and strategically fertilize a hay crop.

With the hustle and bustle of the daily holiday season, you need to be reminded that your body requires rest and sleep for you to function at your best. This may mean that you need to look at the amount of sleep that is required of you and are you getting enough rest and sleep. How many hour…

Many students think of education after high school as the traditional four-year college degree. However, students have many other options from which to choose, according to the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA).

For many families, Thanksgiving luncheon or dinner is the largest meal prepared all year. So much time and effort go into planning the meal and getting the house ready for company. There are decorations to get out, place settings, the side dishes, the guest list, and the big turkey! It's eas…

Whether you farm 10 or 10,000 acres, it is important to have a plan in place in the event that you die or are no longer able to farm. Making an estate plan ensures a smoother farm transition and that your wishes are followed. It can also save your family time, money and emotional stress comp…

South Kentucky RECC employees who may be working on or near busy roadways/highways, recently attended required Work Zone/Flagger Training, presented by Charlie Lewis, Safety Instructor for Kentucky Electric Cooperatives (KEC).

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

This week many areas of Kentucky experienced their first frost. 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 precursors for prussic a…

The Habitat for Humanity holiday home tour fund raiser will be held today, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, at three homes on Main Street in Somerset. You can purchase your ticket at one of the houses that include The Cheuvront House, The Knight House, and the Shine House. Tickets are $…

Ronnie Mollohan, with East Kentucky Power Cooperative, recently presented an important safety meeting for employees of South Kentucky RECC who are in positions related to line work. Mollohan’s presentation was about the “Lock-out/Tag-out” procedures for East Kentucky Power Co-op lines.

Donating a vehicle to Habitat for Humanity is a great way to support the local Habitat's work. Proceeds from the sale of a donated vehicle will help Habitat families build strength, stability and self-reliance. Plus it's fast and easy to do and may qualify for a tax deduction.

Don't forget to fall back this weekend as Day Light Savings Time ends. Daylight Savings Time always ends on the first Sunday in November at 2:00 AM. At that time your clock should fall back one hour, giving you more daylight in the dark autumn and winter mornings. We don't want you to be ear…

Social media can be frustrating, especially for parents, but it is an activity in which youth love to participate. As a result, parents need to be familiar with it. According to a 2018 Pew Internet and American Life Project survey, 95% of teens have access to a smartphone and 45% claim to be…

On October 27, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman joined Kentucky State Police (KSP) to recognize the promotion of 26 troopers and officers who were promoted since May 1, 2021 including one lieutenant colonel, one major, four captains, four lieutenants and 16 sergeants where commissioned with a mis…

While people hate to find insects in their pantry, managing them should begin long before the pest is found. Pests in the pantry often mean that there are one or more stored food items that have become infested and, left unattended, the infestation may spread to other stored food items.

Few things are scarier than encountering a wild pig in nature. Fortunately, this does not happen very often in Kentucky thanks to efforts of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services. You can help the departments continu…

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Now that Halloween has passed, Christmas music and decorations are front and center at local stores. When do you decorate for Christmas?

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just days ahead, November 25? Are you entertaining at your house this year? There is nothing like being at home for the holiday with all your family and friends. As the hostess, make sure you are not stressed out for the Thanksgiving holidays. By following som…

Recently Shopville Elementary School fifth grade celebrated Very Important Girls and Boys Day. Though the past year and a half has led to many changes for students in the Pulaski County School District, some normalcy returned on September 3, 2021 at Shopville Elementary School. After missing…

In honor of Veterans Day, Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area has authorized a night of free camping at the Alum Ford Campground as well as for all backcountry camping permits for Thursday, November 11, 2021.

On October 15th, 2021 Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police announced that 16 telecommunicators representing 11 posts located throughout the commonwealth have graduated KSP's in-house telecommunications academy.

One of the most valuable things you can do to support pollinators and other invertebrates is to provide them the winter cover they need.

Retired South Kentucky RECC Service Technician Harlan Stout was recently inducted into the National Lineman's Hall of Fame for 2020. The ceremony, held in Kansas City, Missouri, honored and acknowledged line workers that have made notable contributions to the industry.

626 outstanding leaders from 55 high schools in Central Kentucky are being recognized in this year's "Youth Salute". The 41th Annual Awards Ceremony was held in their honor on Friday, September 24, 2021, hosted online by Transylvania University. A top Youth Leader was named for each high sch…

The students and staff at SHS donated over 500 items of bottle water, trash bags, zip lock bags, paper plates and bowls, plastic silverware, shampoo and body wash to Over My Head Homeless Shelter. Over My Head serves the people of Pulaski County and relies on support from our community to pr…

It is hard to believe that it is near that time of year when corn will start to be harvested for silage. We have been fortunate in many areas of the region to receive timely precipitation providing for good corn stands. As the price of corn is still over $6/bushel on the spot market and the …

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated October 23 - 31, 2021 and the theme is "Drug Free Looks Like Me". Red Ribbon Week is the oldest, largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people each year. During this week communities, agencies and organizations are asked to wea…

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, food waste can be defined as food that has been served but not eaten, spoiled food or peels and rinds considered inedible. It is estimated that more than 30% of the food generated in the United States, approximately 80 billion pounds, ends up…

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