Health

Baptist Health Madisonville 9th in National Medical Fitness Week Contest
Baptist Health Madisonville 9th in National Medical Fitness Week Contest

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Baptist Health Madisonville was named the ninth place finisher in the national Medical Fitness Week 10K Walk Challenge: 70,000 Steps in 7 Days competition, health officials reported. “For us to consistently place in the top ten in a national competition against much larger healthcare systems shows that our employees and community support...

Dec 19, 2020
Baptist Health Madisonville Places Fifth in Medical Fitness Week National Competition
Baptist Health Madisonville Places Fifth in Medical Fitness Week National Competition

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Baptist Health Madisonville was named the fifth place finisher in the Medical Fitness Week 10K Walk Challenge: 70,000 Steps in 7 Days competition. “For us to place this strongly in a national competition against large healthcare systems shows that our employees and community support the idea of healthy lifestyle activities,” said Robert Ramey,...

Dec 19, 2020
Consumer Chronicles: Fitness Centers
Consumer Chronicles: Fitness Centers

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Before we know it, temperatures will be falling and colder weather will begin to set in. The end of summer can be a “chill”ing thought for many, especially those who enjoy exercising outdoors. Yet, a number of fitness centers across the Lexington area will allow you to continue an exercise regime without...

Dec 19, 2020
UK’s Hemp Field Day Sept. 9
UK’s Hemp Field Day Sept. 9

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky industrial hemp agronomic science group will present its annual field day Sept. 9 in conjunction with the 2017 Hemp Industries Association’s Hemp Conference Sept. 8-11 at the Lexington Convention Center. The field day is from 9 until 11 a.m. CST at UK’s Spindletop Research Farm and is open...

Dec 17, 2020
Industrial Hemp Research to Advance in Kentucky
Industrial Hemp Research to Advance in Kentucky

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued guidance clarifying that industrial hemp research programs are eligible for existing federal research grants. Last year, Senator McConnell led a bipartisan Congressional letter urging Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to clarify conflicting information regarding industrial hemp’s eligibility for...

Dec 17, 2020
UK, Atalo Hemp Research Promising as Viable Crop
UK, Atalo Hemp Research Promising as Viable Crop

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Atalo Holdings Inc., a hemp research, development and processing company based in Winchester, are partnering in research efforts to make the crop more commercially viable. “The UK CAFE agreement with Atalo is a great example of a public university-private sector partnership...

Dec 17, 2020
World’s Largest Hemp Oil Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.
World’s Largest Hemp Oil Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.

KENTUCKY — The first cannabidiol (CBD) isolate commercial processing plant in the U.S. is planned to be built in western Kentucky. Kentucky Department of Agriculture permits were issued yesterday. Kings Royal Biotech of Kentucky has partnered with an industrial hemp development company from China, which produces the only commercially produced pharmaceutical grade (99 percent) CBD...

Dec 17, 2020
Three Local Schools Receive Green and Healthy Schools Awards
Three Local Schools Receive Green and Healthy Schools Awards

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY – More than 200 students and teachers buzzed with excitement as they set up exhibits showcasing their environmental projects at the Frankfort Convention Center on May 2 for the Kentucky Green & Healthy Schools (KGHS) and Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project Youth Summit and Awards luncheon.  “My students and I...

Dec 17, 2020
McConnell Secures Hemp Provision in Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill
McConnell Secures Hemp Provision in Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell secured a provision in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill today to allow the processing of legally grown industrial hemp. The McConnell language would help farmers transport legal industrial hemp between states so the crop can be developed for commercial purposes. The full Senate Appropriations Committee approved the...

Dec 16, 2020
Senate Ag Panel Unanimously Passes Hemp Bill
Senate Ag Panel Unanimously Passes Hemp Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Before a packed house filled with hemp supporters, the Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, Sen. Paul Hornback’s legislation that provides an administrative framework if and when the federal government legalizes industrial hemp. Republican Majority Leader Damon Thayer made the motion for passage as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S....

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Closer to Getting Hemp Seeds, Commission Adopts Rules for Hemp Programs
Kentucky Closer to Getting Hemp Seeds, Commission Adopts Rules for Hemp Programs

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture made progress in its efforts to complete delivery of a shipment of hemp seeds being held by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, KDA officials reported to the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission Tuesday May 20, 2014. “We’ve come a long way, and I believe we are on the...

Dec 16, 2020
Gymnastics Completes Final Tune-up in Blue/White Meet
Gymnastics Completes Final Tune-up in Blue/White Meet

LEXINGTON, KY. – The University of Kentucky gymnastics team dazzled in its final exhibition before the regular season begins during the Blue/White Meet inside Memorial Coliseum on Thursday. Competing exactly one month before the regular season opener, the White Team bettered the Blue Squad’s total on a competitive night in the gym. “Overall the staff and I...

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Gymnastics Smashes School-Record Team Score
Kentucky Gymnastics Smashes School-Record Team Score

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky gymnastics record total team score record lasted just two weeks as the Wildcats reached a new program best 196.775 on Saturday at Penn State. No. 16 Penn State won the meet with a 197.325 team score. No. 19 Kentucky has been assaulting the school record books in recent weeks as UK totaled...

Dec 16, 2020
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Hospital Offers Healthy Holiday Night Out
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Hospital Offers Healthy Holiday Night Out

GREENVILLE, Ky. — Gather your girlfriends and enjoy a free Healthy Holiday Night Out at Second St. Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 6. Join Dr. Ashley Gabbard and friends, for a relaxing and informative night away from the stress of holiday planning and shopping.  Enjoy a free holiday meal. Get ideas on preparing...

Dec 16, 2020
Owensboro Resident Named to Healthy Kentucky Board
Owensboro Resident Named to Healthy Kentucky Board

KENTUCKY — A food and nutrition expert from Owensboro has been named to the board of directors of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Marianne Smith Edge is a registered dietitian and founder of The AgriNutrition Edge, a food and agriculture communications consulting firm. Edge is the first Owensboro resident since 2006 to serve on...

Dec 16, 2020
FDA Invites Public Input on Menthol in Cigarettes
FDA Invites Public Input on Menthol in Cigarettes

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) seeking additional information to help the agency make informed decisions about menthol in cigarettes. Despite decades of work to reduce tobacco use in the United States, it continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and...

Dec 16, 2020
Wild Pigs Establish Healthy Local Populations, Eradication Underway
Wild Pigs Establish Healthy Local Populations, Eradication Underway

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY. – In response to reader inquiries, SurfKY News spoke with Thomas Young, a local biologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR), concerning increased sightings of certain native and non-native wild animals. Young’s jurisdiction includes counties in the Green River Region including Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Union, and Webster....

Dec 16, 2020