"Give me a S…, Give me a T…, Give me an E…, Give me an M…what's that spell?" Well, to many, it would spell 'stem', the long, thin part of a flower or plant. However, at Somerset Christian School, it spells STEM, an acronym standing for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. For t…

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Every summer for decades, Jehovah's Witnesses from south central Kentucky have traveled to join thousands of other attendees at convention locations in Kentucky and surrounding states. In 2020, the pandemic unexpectedly interrupted that tradition, moving the international religious organizat…

Nitrogen is contained in chlorophyll, and chlorophyll is needed for photosynthesis, where carbon dioxide (CO2) and sunlight are turned into plant carbon/dry matter. Nitrogen is also contained in protein, so amino acids, the building blocks of protein, depend upon plant N.

Somerset is no stranger to summertime events. Whether it's a Somernites Cruise weekend, a music festival or one of the several weekend food festivals hosted by Somerset's city government, there is truly one thing that can be counted on: People get hungry.

Specialized Alternatives for Families and Youth (SAFY) of Somerset would like to give a special thank you to American Woodmark's The Right Environment Council for raising $510 through the sale of their "Taste of Woodmark" cookbooks and donating all proceeds to SAFY! American Woodmark, one of…

Young Professionals of Lake Cumberland (YPLC) Board of Directors announced Thursday that nomination forms are now available for the upcoming Lake Cumberland 40 Under 40 Awards. This will be the first event of its kind in the region and serves to recognize stand-out young professionals in the…

Recently, multiple inquiries have come in regarding eastern bloodsucking conenoses found in or near homes. These Kentucky kissing bugs often stir up a lot of negative feelings when they are found, as people fear they may have been bitten, or worse, may have contracted Chagas disease.

The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board (KADB) was created by the 2000 General Assembly. The Board serves to distribute 50% of the state monies received from the Master Settlement Agreement for the general purpose of agricultural development in the Commonwealth.

Sweeteners have been around since the earliest history of man and provided carbohydrates as a source of energy. Fruit and honey were the first sweet foods available to man. Today, sugar is one of the most popular food additives in the United States.

The Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association held their 87th Annual Meeting this week in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Attending from the Pulaski County Extension Homemakers were Bob and Mary Ellis, Sheilah Childers, Susan Hansford and Edith Lovett.

The Pulaski County Fair is in town. Be sure you visit the fair for excitement for the entire family. The Open Class for the public is always a way you and others can be involved. Pick up a Fair Book to see all the different categories you can entire items in. Fair books are available at the …

Whether it's swimming, boating or fishing, summertime is water recreation time for millions of Kentuckians, particularly in the South Kentucky RECC service territory, which is home to Lake Cumberland. To protect yourself and your loved ones, beware of electrical hazards near water.

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital has recently established a pet therapy program for patients and staff throughout the facility. Cassie, a 19-month-old Red Merle Australian Shepherd and Freedom, an 8-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, are the two new caring canines offering support and comf…

Some things are for certain about Kentucky summers--they are going to be hot and humid. When heat and humidity come together, they can increase your risk of experiencing a heat-related illness like heat cramps, heat exhaustion or sometimes deadly heat stroke. Fortunately, you can take measur…

Camping is an outdoor leisure activity that many people take advantage of during the summer season, especially in our area of Kentucky. As with all summer fun, being safe needs to be a priority. South Kentucky RECC wants you to stay safe and has some electrical safety tips to take along on a…

When you shop with the local farmers, you are going to find an abundance of green beans, corn, and other items you will want to preserve for the coming winter. If you have your own garden, you always want to provide your family with these nutritious vegetables throughout the year by preservi…

If you are having trouble sleeping, you are possibly one of the 50 to 70 million Americans who have sleep or wakefulness disorders according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) Sleep Centers can help deter…

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…

Warm weather brings out the renovators in many of us. New sidewalks, a new deck or porch, new windows, even an addition to the house often happen while the weather is warm and dry. While your home may glow under the extra attention, your plants and trees might take a beating from workers, ma…

Enjoy the special Holiday with your family as we observe the 4th of July. Since the 4th of July is on Sunday, the Pulaski County Extension Office will be closed on Monday, July 5. Enjoy your family and company on this special day.

Nearly three quarters of Kentucky soybean were planted as of the June 6, 2021 crop progress report with over 60% being emerged. Now that the majority of soybean are in the ground and emerging it is time to start evaluating and thinking about postemergence herbicide applications. Assuming tha…

Many people would like to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables from their own gardens or from local farmers' markets to savor when the items are not in season. To preserve produce safely, the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides time-proven canning and freezing procedures. These publicati…

Several Pulaski County students graduated the Rogers Scholars program at The Center for Rural Development on Friday, June 11th to cap off the weeklong leadership program held on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College.

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On June 4, a dedication ceremony was held on the front lawn of Somerwoods Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for a dogwood which was recently planted by four members of Girl Scout Troop 2983 to memorialize the lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic and to honor the frontline workers who hero…

U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) has announced nearly $4.6 million in COVID-19 relief funds for four community development financial institutions (CDFIs) located in southern and eastern Kentucky. The U.S. Department of Treasury issued the following awards through the CDFI Rapid Response…

Tobacco use is the number one cause of preventable death in the United States and around the world. Tobacco killed one hundred million people worldwide in the 20th century -- and if current trends continue, it will kill one billion people in the 21st century. Every year, tobacco kills more t…

The Pulaski County Fair will be held the week of Saturday, July 17 through Saturday, July 24. Fair Catalogues will be out soon for you to make plans to attend all the events. For your floral hall competition, we will be accepting canned goods, fresh produce, quilts, crafts and other items on…

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MONTICELLO, Ky. — The first ever Monticello Market Downtown will help its community to support local and regional small businesses in July.

Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital is pleased to welcome Andrew Vaughn, MD, to the medical staff as our newest otolaryngologist, or ear, nose, and throat doctor. Dr. Vaughn is currently seeing patients at Lake Cumberland Medical Associates - Ear, Nose & Throat, and joining Dr. Randall Dal…

Remember Sunday is Father's Day. Be sure to honor those men in your lives with a gift, phone call, card, text, or email. It is always nice to be remembered.

On Thursday, June 10th, SKRECC celebrated its membership by holding Membership Day. Keeping with tradition, employees handed out buckets and LED light bulbs to all members who registered. Members were able to safely drive through at their local offices in Albany, Jamestown, Monticello, Somer…

Flooding on February 28 and March 1, 2021, caused severe damage in areas of Pulaski and McCreary County. Farms in Pulaski and McCreary Co., Kentucky suffering severe damage from the flood event may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) administered by the …

Somerset Community College(SCC) is playing a strategic role in addressing the growing demand for skilled workers through our career and technical programs, specifically in Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT). Because of this demand, we are excited to announce that we will offer evening cla…

If you grow flowers, there's good reason to bring some of that harvested sunshine into your home. It will improve your mood and just make your home a little extra special.

I have been trying and I stress the word "trying" to be more proactive lately. In this same vein, I thought I would start talking about hay testing earlier this year. As most everyone knows, the ideal time to sample hay for forage quality is just prior to feeding. This provides you with the …

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