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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
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
Hemp Week Designated by Bipartisan U.S. Senators
Hemp Week Designated by Bipartisan U.S. Senators

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), cheered the passage of their bipartisan Senate resolution designating June 4-10, “Hemp History Week.” Federal law currently prohibits American farmers from growing hemp on U.S. soil, except in certain limited circumstances. That means American farmers cannot...

Dec 16, 2020
McConnell: Growing Kentucky’s Economy with Hemp
McConnell: Growing Kentucky’s Economy with Hemp

KENTUCKY — For far too long, the federal government has prevented most farmers from growing hemp. Although it was a foundational part of Kentucky’s heritage and today you can buy products made with hemp at stores across the country, most farmers have been barred from planting it in their fields. I have heard from many Kentucky...

Dec 16, 2020
Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach into State Hemp Program
Quarles Rejects Federal Overreach into State Hemp Program

KENTUCKY — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles called on Congress to remove industrial hemp from the list of controlled substances under federal law and challenged the Drug Enforcement Administration’s position on consumable hemp-derived products in remarks delivered today at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Industrial Hemp Advisory Board meeting. “When I became Commissioner of Agriculture, I...

Dec 16, 2020
Healthy Choice Center Opens New Office in Benton
Healthy Choice Center Opens New Office in Benton

BENTON, Ky. – Substance abuse can easily be defined as a pattern of harmful use of any substance for mood-altering purposes. However, the broad spectrum of substances that are used in today’s society is not that simple.  Substance Abuse can be connected to the misuse of alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, prescription drugs and other substances...

Dec 16, 2020
Eat Healthy at 50 and Beyond
Eat Healthy at 50 and Beyond

KENTUCKY — A balanced diet is an integral element of a healthy lifestyle for men, women and children alike. But while kids and young adults might be able to get away with an extra cheeseburger here or there, men and women approaching 50 have less leeway. According to the National Institute on Aging, simply counting...

Dec 16, 2020
Make a Household Favorite More Healthy
Make a Household Favorite More Healthy

KENTUCKY — Many beloved dishes might be enjoyed more often if they were only a little healthier. Author and former personal chef Michelle Dudash was once asked by a client if the she could make a healthier version of chicken parmesan. The result of that request is the following recipe for “Skinny Chicken Parmesan with...

Dec 16, 2020
How to Maintain Healthy Kidneys
How to Maintain Healthy Kidneys

KENTUCKY — Few people devote much thought to their kidneys unless their doctor advises them they are having kidney troubles. But kidneys perform essential functions in the human body, filtering water and waste out of blood and urine while also helping to control blood pressure. When operating correctly, kidneys can go a long way toward...

Dec 16, 2020
OCHS Cheerleading to Host Open Gym Sessions, Tryouts
OCHS Cheerleading to Host Open Gym Sessions, Tryouts

OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Owensboro Catholic High School cheerleading program will host open gym sessions from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Cheer Zone on March 18 and 25. Tryouts for the OCHS cheerleading program have been set for April 15. Anyone participating in the open gym sessions must have a current physical. The tryouts are open to...

Dec 16, 2020
McConnell, Quarles Announce Plan to Remove Hemp from Agricultural Controlled Substances List
McConnell, Quarles Announce Plan to Remove Hemp from Agricultural Controlled Substances List

FRANKFORT, Ky. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced today the impending introduction of legislation in the United States Senate to support Kentucky’s hemp industry. The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 will legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances....

Dec 16, 2020
Pennyrile Gymnastic Team to Perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Pennyrile Gymnastic Team to Perform on ‘America’s Got Talent’

WESTERN KENTUCKY — The Pennyrile All-star Panthers Gymnastic Team is on its way to ‘America’s Got Talent.’ According to Lee Ann Flener, coach and owner of Pennyrile Gymnastic in Madisonville, the team will appear on the popular national televised talent competition on Nov. 5. “We have talented students from ages five to 15 in our...

Dec 16, 2020
Quarles Named ‘Friend of Hemp’ by National Organization
Quarles Named ‘Friend of Hemp’ by National Organization

CYNTHIANA, Ky. — The United States Hemp Roundtable presented Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles with its “Friend of Hemp Award” at Kentucky Hemp Days during Hemp History Week. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit tireless leadership on behalf of the industry. The industry group also recognized U.S. Reps.Thomas Massie and Andy Barr for their...

Dec 16, 2020
Health Fair Teaches Students to Make Healthy Choices
Health Fair Teaches Students to Make Healthy Choices

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Fourth graders from nine Hopkins County schools participated in a wellness initiative at the Madisonville-North Hopkins High School gym this morning. The Kentucky Delta Rural Project team, administered through Baptist Health Madisonville, kept the students entertained while promoting “Heathcare is Self Care” education. Project specialist Chris Price Sr. energetically interacted with the...

Dec 16, 2020
State Ag Department Taking Application for 2015 Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects
State Ag Department Taking Application for 2015 Industrial Hemp Pilot Projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky farmers and processors interested in participating in the 2015 round of industrial hemp pilot projects must apply by Jan. 1, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has announced. “The first round of pilot projects with the universities and individual farmers in 2014 yielded a tremendous amount of data about production methods, seed...

Dec 16, 2020
Gymnastics Fill PE Requirement, Fun for Homeschoolers
Gymnastics Fill PE Requirement, Fun for Homeschoolers

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. — Remembering physical education in school brings to mind dodge ball, running a track or playing four square. For several home schooled children in Hopkins County, PE means a weekly trip to Todd’s Gymnastics in Madisonville to spend their time flipping, cartwheeling and spinning on the bars. “There was an expressed interest...

Dec 16, 2020
How to Spot an Unhealthy Tree
How to Spot an Unhealthy Tree

KENTUCKY — Perhaps because they can live for so many years, trees have a way of falling down homeowners’ landscaping priority lists. Trees also tend to be big and strong, so it’s no surprise that they often are overlooked in favor or other areas of a lawn and garden that don’t seem so strong in...

Dec 16, 2020