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.

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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.

As winter in the Midwest begins in full force, one of the more important decisions for producers is whether or not to continue feeding open cows throughout the winter period in hopes of attaining higher market value for that animal in the spring. This decision must be analyzed based on each …

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) held their monthly meeting on November 9 at the Pulaski County Public Library. In remembrance of Veterans Day on November 11, Brigadier General (Retired) Michael J. Bouchard was the special guest speaker. General Bouchard is a retired U.S. Army …

As we move past the first frost date and people start moving their plants indoors, they could unknowingly be bringing in some future unwanted guests. Fungus gnats (specifically dark-winged fungus gnats) are common insects that use areas of wet soil for an egg laying site. They usually like d…

Forty Somerset High School DECA members braved the cold weather the first week of November to visit Chicago, known as the "Windy City." During the first evening in Chicago, some of the students attended a Blackhawk professional hockey game where they saw sports marketing in action. Some of t…

Five recent high school graduates from Pulaski County are recipients of scholarships from Pulaski County Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation. In partnership with the County Farm Bureaus, the Kentucky Farm Bureau Education Foundation awarded more than $460,000 this y…

Many of you will be going out of town to shop during the holiday season, or even shopping on line. It's so important that you watch your purse, your credit cards, billfolds, and others to keep people from stealing information about yourself. They may watch you make a transaction and steal th…

Trees and shrubs add beauty and value to a home's landscape. But as few as 50% of planted trees do not survive beyond one or two years. Why? Improper installation is the leading cause of failure of newly planted trees. You can grow trees successfully if you are aware of a few important plant…

Much of 2019's first cuttings of grass hay was beyond optimum maturity when it was harvested. Laboratory analysis indicates first cutting hay has inadequate quality to meet the nutritional needs of bred cows in late gestation or lactation.

Somerset Community College's (SCC) Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCOE) is excited to announce its National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) grant award for the Mobile Additive Manufacturing Platform for the 21st Century STEM Workforce Enhancement …

Twenty-eight law enforcement officers from agencies across the state graduated Thursday from basic training at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training.

Southwestern High School would like to congratulate David Damond Vance for his selection as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. David was one of 16,000 academically talented high school seniors who has the opportunity to compete for some 7,600 National Merit…

Southwestern High School would like to congratulate SWHS/Gatton Academy student David Suarez for his selection as a Semifinalist in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. David was one of 16,000 academically talented high school seniors who has the opportunity to compete for som…

Most winter wheat grown in Kentucky follows corn - sometimes soybean. The residual nitrogen (N) fertilizer remaining and/or the N released from crop residue is typically sufficient to meet wheat's fall N requirement, prior to dormancy.

On September 21, 2019, the 8th 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 …

The Pulaski County Extension Homemakers "Holiday Luncheon" is just two weeks ahead. Be sure to buy your tickets while you can. The cost is $20 and the luncheon will be held at the Langdon Street Baptist Church Activity Center. You will sample more than 22 different foods, receive a recipe bo…

Thursday is Halloween so it's time to get ready for the trick or treaters. If you want to give out treats, be sure to leave your outside lights on so the "spooks" can see where they are walking. You don't want someone to fall on your porch or walk. Happy Halloween.

Anticoagulation therapy is recommended for precenting, treating and reducing the recurrence of venous thromboembolism, and preventing stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation.

Few plants can liven up a winter day like the amaryllis. The large pink, white, red, orange and variegated flowers are truly spectacular. You may purchase them as bare or planted bulbs.

The Old Farmer's Almanac has released their forecast for this winter. To quote: "mild, with soakers," is how Kentucky and Indiana are labeled. I don't put a lot of weight on these forecasts, but they often line up with other forecasts and occasionally are completely correct. If this forecast…

Don't forget our free Card Making Class on Monday, October 28 at 10:00 o'clock in the Pulaski County Extension Basement. Denise Salter is the leader. Just come ready to learn and make cards you can send to your friends.

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