It was 1964, the year America grieved John F. Kennedy's assassination; the year Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act; the year when poverty, inequality, and war became part of our daily dialogue. Oh, and the girls went crazy over a very popular musical group called The Beatles.

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Temperatures are rising, the sun is occasionally peeking out of a bluer sky than we’ve seen for a while, and many of us are itching to start working on lawns that may not look so great after a long, wet winter. Before you spend a lot of money on herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, realiz…

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

Students in the Somerset Independent School System began using NTI on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and Wednesday, March 18, 2020. NTI Days allow Somerset Schools to provide non-traditional instruction on days when students are not able to attend school. Governor Beshear recently called on all Ken…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Country singer Joe Diffie, who had a string of hits in the 1990s with chart-topping ballads and honky-tonk singles like “Home” and “Pickup Man,” has died after testing positive for COVID-19. He was 61.

The Sixties were dominated by the Vietnam War and Civil Rights Protests. The decade saw assassinations of President John F Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and a scare from the Cuban Missile Crisis. The period finally ended on a good note when the first man took "One Giant Leap For Mankind" o…

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Confined inside their house and wanting to do something to lift the spirits of others, three young sisters came up with an art project that not only made quarantine a little easier but also gave the young girls an avenue to spread some 'Faith' around the community.

USDA announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture. Through WHIP+, USDA is helping producers recover from losses related to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters.

Friends, I h'ain't never seed nothin' lak hit an' your humble reporter has bin futher 'neath the bed after my shoes than most 'uv these city slickers has bin away frum home.

Colostrum is the "first milk" produced after calving. It has a different composition than milk as it has an important role in being the first meal a calf receives. Colostrum is more nutrient dense than milk and contains antibodies essential for calf health.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) has announced its Innovation Award recipients, awarded through a partnership with BB&T. Each organization was awarded $1,000. They are:

We continue to worry and are concerned about the COVID-19 virus being around us and keeping safe. Washing our hands is so important to keep us healthy, but we need to stop and think about sanitizing our homes and work sites anytime we have contact with a sick person. Sanitizing our homes and…

Spring and summer are busy farming seasons, and a peak time for farm injuries and deaths. Death rates in Kentucky agriculture traditionally are more than twice the national average. Tractor-related injuries are the biggest single source of these deaths.

It is the time of year when 4-H'ers across Kentucky prepare their speeches and demonstrations for upcoming local communications contests. These programs offer so much more to youth than just ribbons. They give young people the opportunity to develop important life skills and receive a sense …

March is National Nutrition Month. Extension employees will be at the IGA Store on Monday, March 16, from 10:00 to 12 noon. Stop by for a visit and pick up a sample of food, recipes, and other free incentives. Friday, March 20, Extension employees will be at the Kroger North from 10:00 to 12…

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball announced today the Unclaimed Property Division returned a record $1,291,549.18 to Kentuckians the week of February 24, 2020. Since taking office in 2016, Treasurer Ball has returned $93 million in unclaimed property to Kentuckians. This is the first mil…

Lymphoma is a malignant neoplasm that may involve lymphatic tissue, bone marrow or other sites that are classified as Non-Hodgkin or Hodgkin. There are 82,000 new cases annually. The Hodgkin type usually have a better prognosis and is usually diagnosed at 20-34 years of age.

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Some might say "hidden" inside the iWKU app are the names of three students and one new alumnus who created and maintain the mobile application that communicates course schedules, bus schedules, lab traffic, dining, events, and more to WKU students, faculty, staff, and prospective students.

March is National Nutrition Month, and we hope you will take feeding your family seriously. Come by the Extension Office any day during the month of March and receive a free sampling of food, plus an incentive. This may be a calendar with recipes, recipe cards, measuring spoons, etc. Just co…

Last winter we had a dramatic increase in the number of cattle deaths compared to previous winters. Excessive rain contributed to these losses and led to wet hair-coats and mud conditions in the fields. In the midst of last year's muddy conditions, we did a series of meetings discussing the …

Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, attending 4-H Camp.

The Feud for Food is a two-week annual food drive competition within the Pulaski County Schools where the winner gets possession of the trophy until next year. Students and staff across the district donate non-perishable food items that are distributed to families through community agencies …

South Kentucky RECC has awarded a People Fund grant to an extremely worthy community organization. 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.

March is National Nutrition Month when we make a special effort to remind people to eat healthy. All foods are good for you, but you always need to watch the size of your serving. A lot of people worry about getting cancer, while Heart Disease is the number one killer for men and women. It i…

Across the United States, around 800,000 kids each year are seen because of accidental poisoning. Of these, around 30 children will die according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Around 70% of non-fatal poisonings involve children ages 1 to 2.

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Obituaries

David Pitman, age 62, of Somerset, KY, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Services are pending at this time. Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for David Pitman.

Virginia Lee Perry, age 77 years and 27 days, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Cumberland Nursing and Rehab Center in Somerset, Kentucky and was placed in the care of Hickman-Strunk Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services were held Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm at the Wright …