Health

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
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
Hemp Commission Receives $100,000.00
Hemp Commission Receives $100,000.00

FRANKFORT, KY. – The Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission received a $100,000 infusion during its initial meeting today in Frankfort. David Bronner, CEO of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul’s political action committee each committed $50,000 to the operation of the commission, which met for the first time after a 10-year hiatus. Kentucky Agriculture...

Dec 16, 2020
STATE NEWS: New Hemp Project Manufacturer to Create 271 Jobs
STATE NEWS: New Hemp Project Manufacturer to Create 271 Jobs

KENTUCKY — AgTech Scientific plans to create 271 jobs at a new hemp-products development and manufacturing center in Paris as it forges relationships with Kentucky farmers and partners on research projects with the state’s flagship university, Gov. Matt Bevin announced Friday. “AgTech’s plans for Bourbon County put the company at the forefront of realizing Kentucky’s potential...

Dec 16, 2020
Healthy Ingredients for Your Dog’s Diet
Healthy Ingredients for Your Dog’s Diet

US — Much like their owners, dogs benefit from healthy diets in a variety of ways. A healthy diet provides the energy dogs need to be active, and that activity allows them to maintain healthy weights. Dogs that eat healthy diets also are less susceptible to illness. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty...

Dec 16, 2020
KDA: 12K+ Acres of Hemp Approved for 2018 Planting
KDA: 12K+ Acres of Hemp Approved for 2018 Planting

FRANKFORT — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 225 applications from growers to cultivate up to 12,018 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2018. More than 681,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2018. “Kentucky continues to lead on industrial hemp research, exploring every aspect of this...

Dec 16, 2020
UK Scientists Outline Hemp Research Needs
UK Scientists Outline Hemp Research Needs

LEXINGTON, Ky. — With hemp’s reintroduction into the United States as a part of research pilot programs in 2014, scientists need to learn much about the crop to help farmers improve yields to make it sustainable and economically viable. In a recent article published in the journal Trends in Plant Science, University of Kentucky College...

Dec 16, 2020
Healthy Holiday Dessert Option
Healthy Holiday Dessert Option

KENTUCKY — A certain measure of overindulgence is anticipated during the holiday season. Rich foods and desserts are served, and parties are plentiful. However, those who plan to stick to their healthy eating plans can still enjoy tastes of the season without compromising their fitness or dietary goals. Many recipes can be made healthier with...

Dec 16, 2020
Older Adults Can Overcome Gym Intimidation
Older Adults Can Overcome Gym Intimidation

KENTUCKY — Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are two of the best things seniors can do to maintain their health. Exercise can delay or prevent many of the health problems associated with aging, including weak bones and feelings of fatigue. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a person age 65 or older who...

Dec 16, 2020
How a Healthy Diet Helps You and the Environment
How a Healthy Diet Helps You and the Environment

US — The right dietary choices can not only improve your health but the environment as well. But urbanization and increasingly busy schedules force many people to seek the most convenient, and not necessarily the healthiest, foods. The growing reliance on processed foods may be hurting humans and the planet they call home. Processed foods...

Dec 16, 2020
Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Now Taking Applications for 2017
Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Now Taking Applications for 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentuckians interested in participating in the industrial hemp research pilot program in 2017 are invited to submit an application with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. “The pilot research program will continue to build on the successes of the previous administration by developing research data on industrial hemp production, processing, manufacturing, and marketing...

Dec 16, 2020
Quarles Urges Feds to Reconsider Positions That Could Hinder Industrial Hemp Research
Quarles Urges Feds to Reconsider Positions That Could Hinder Industrial Hemp Research

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles urged the federal government to reconsider positions that would impede the ability of Kentucky and other states to carry out research projects on industrial hemp. “I am concerned that some of the positions set forth in [the]Statement of Principles could hinder industrial hemp’s economic potential by imposing...

Dec 16, 2020
Quarles Praises Legislature’s Approval of Industrial Hemp Bill
Quarles Praises Legislature’s Approval of Industrial Hemp Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles yesterday celebrated the passage in the Kentucky House of Representatives of landmark legislation that aligns Kentucky’s industrial hemp research pilot program with the federal Farm Bill and adds important law enforcement provisions. Senate Bill 218 now goes to Governor Matt Bevin for his signature. Senate Bill 218 bolsters...

Dec 16, 2020
Put a Healthy Spin on an Old Family Favorite
Put a Healthy Spin on an Old Family Favorite

KENTUCKY — Meatloaf is a dinnertime staple for many families. A favorite of adults and children alike, meatloaf can be prepared however cooks see fit, making it a versatile dish for family dinners. Parents who want to enjoy meatloaf with their families and do so while promoting healthy diets can try the following recipe for...

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Hemp Has Growing Market Potential
Kentucky Hemp Has Growing Market Potential

FRANKFORT, Ky.  — More than half of Kentucky’s industrial hemp crop this year can be traced to 19 counties, 58 farmers and one company in Winchester. With 23,000 pounds of imported hemp seed destined for 2,466 acres, Atalo Holdings is a superpower in hemp production and processing in Kentucky. Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Executive...

Dec 16, 2020
Saturday’s Earth Day/Healthy Kid’s Day Celebration Canceled
Saturday’s Earth Day/Healthy Kid’s Day Celebration Canceled

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Tomorrow’s rescheduled Hopkinsville Earth Day/Healthy Kid’s Day Celebration at DeBow Park has been canceled due to additional rain on already saturated park facilities. This Saturday’s event was a rain makeup from last Saturday’s original date. No additional rescheduled event is planned. The determination on the status of YMCA league soccer games at...

Dec 16, 2020
Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer Enjoying Kentucky’s Water Resources
Tips for a Safe, Healthy Summer Enjoying Kentucky’s Water Resources

FRANKFORT, Ky. — This holiday weekend, many Kentuckians will flock to one of the many rivers, lakes and creeks across the state to boat, fish, swim, canoe or otherwise enjoy the water. The Kentucky Division of Water and the Kentucky Department for Public Health offer these safety tips to help you safely enjoy Kentucky’s abundant...

Dec 16, 2020