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March of Dimes Kicks Off Biggest Fundraiser to Help Babies Be Born Healthy
March of Dimes Kicks Off Biggest Fundraiser to Help Babies Be Born Healthy

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — On Sept. 19 at Baptist Health Madisonville’s Trover Wellness Park, hundreds of families and business leaders will join together in the March of Dimes annual March for Babies—the nation’s oldest walk fundraiser honoring babies born healthy and those who need help to survive and thrive. This year’s community Ambassador Family is the Bearden...

Dec 16, 2020
American Heart Association Breaks Up with Sodium on National Eating Healthy Day, Nov.5
American Heart Association Breaks Up with Sodium on National Eating Healthy Day, Nov.5

KENTUCKY — National Eating Healthy Day is Wednesday, November 5, and the American Heart Association wants people pledge to reduce their sodium intake in two easy steps: take the sodium pledge at www.heart.org/sodium and increase their fruits and vegetable consumption. Americans typically consume about half their recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, and twice...

Dec 16, 2020
Comer Cheers Launch of UK Hemp Pilot Program
Comer Cheers Launch of UK Hemp Pilot Program

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky launched its industrial hemp pilot program today when hemp seeds were planted at Spindletop Farm, marking another milestone in the drive to restore industrial hemp production to the Commonwealth. University of Kentucky employees plant hemp seeds at Spindletop Farm near Lexington as videographers and photographers record the moment....

Dec 16, 2020
Comer Hails ‘Historic’ Hemp Vote
Comer Hails ‘Historic’ Hemp Vote

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer today cheered House passage of legislation to allow university research on industrial hemp. The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. “Without a doubt, this was an historic day for industrial hemp in America,” Comer said. “There’s a long way...

Dec 16, 2020
MLES Keeps Learning 'Hopping' during Summer Vacation
MLES Keeps Learning 'Hopping' during Summer Vacation

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky.— Meadow Lands Elementary School has kept learning "hopping" throughout the summer, hosting a variety of educational opportunities for students during the break. The Leaping Lunch Library travels around the MLES district with a wi-fi enabled school bus, giving children an opportunity to connect to the internet for research and learning. The bus...

Dec 16, 2020
Longview Baptist Hosting Vacation Bible School June 20-24
Longview Baptist Hosting Vacation Bible School June 20-24

BEAVER DAM, Ky. — Longview Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School each night from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. beginning June 20-24.  The church is located at 3405 Highway 62 East in Beaver Dam. The VBS is for ages 1 to 18 years-old. There will be Bible stories, crafts, music and a meal...

Dec 16, 2020
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Hosting Vacation Bible School June 26-30
Mt. Olive Baptist Church Hosting Vacation Bible School June 26-30

HORSE BRANCH, Ky. — Mt. Olive General Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School beginning June 26-30. The VBS will be for all ages and will begin at 6 p.m. each night until 8:30 p.m. There will be nightly Bible stories and music with crafts and music.  Commencement will be at 7 p.m on...

Dec 16, 2020
Simplify Vacations and Savor The Fun
Simplify Vacations and Savor The Fun

KENTUCKY  — Vacations are a great opportunity for families or individuals to recharge. But especially active vacationers often return from their trips in need of rest, as planning may have taken its toll or schedules loaded with too many activities might have left little time for R&R. Those willing to simplify their vacations may find...

Dec 16, 2020
How to Save Money on Vacation
How to Save Money on Vacation

KENTUCKY — Going on vacation often means throwing a little caution to the wind and indulging here and there on purchases or experiences a person wouldn't normally make at home. According to a 2015 CBS News poll, the average American is entitled to 16 days of paid leave each year, and the average Canadian worker...

Dec 16, 2020
Make Vacations and Travel a Key Component of Retirement
Make Vacations and Travel a Key Component of Retirement

KENTUCKY — When the time comes to bid farewell to conference calls, meetings and daily commutes, retirees have open schedules to fill with whichever activities they choose. Travel is one exciting way to pass the time. Traveling can be a rewarding prospect for active seniors, particularly those who successfully preplanned for retirement and have the...

Dec 16, 2020
Driving Vacation Planning Pointers
Driving Vacation Planning Pointers

KENTUCKY — Driving vacations are typically a more affordable option than flying for families looking to get away. Families often must decide between the convenience of flying versus the cost-effectiveness of self-driving vacations. Parents who hope to have a fun and affordable trip may find that driving saves them a substantial amount of money over traveling...

Dec 16, 2020
Teen Use of Electronic Cigarettes Has Tripled in One Year
Teen Use of Electronic Cigarettes Has Tripled in One Year

KENTUCKY — The number of middle- and high-school students using electronic cigarettes tripled from 2013 to 2014, surpassing the current use of all teen use of tobacco products, including conventional cigarettes, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The findings came from CDC's 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey,which found that e-cigarette use by...

Dec 16, 2020
DAVE SAYS: Only Buy Vacation Home with Cash
DAVE SAYS: Only Buy Vacation Home with Cash

KENTUCKY — Dave gives advice on buying vacation homes in this week's Dave Says. Dear Dave, What is your opinion of buying a vacation home, then renting it out when you’re not there? J.P. Dear J.P., I see nothing wrong with it, as long as you’re buying with cash and you’re also debt-free. A vacation...

Dec 16, 2020
Don’t Be Conned By the Fool’s Gold of Cigarette Tax Hikes
Don’t Be Conned By the Fool’s Gold of Cigarette Tax Hikes

KENTUCKY— The new wrinkle in anti-smoking crusaders’ annual demand to raise Kentucky’s cigarette tax is that hiking taxes to fund the Medicaid expansion is somehow a better approach than moving able bodied adults from government dependency to the fulfillment offered by work and independence. Ironic, isn’t it, that these devotees are willing to raise a...

Dec 16, 2020
Cigar Memorial Statue to be Unveiled at Hall of Champions
Cigar Memorial Statue to be Unveiled at Hall of Champions

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Kentucky Horse Park will unveil a new memorial statue dedicated to the great Thoroughbred champion Cigar on Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. Created by artist Douwe “Dow” Blumberg, the statue will be placed at Cigar’s gravesite at the Hall of Champions and features Cigar with jockey Jerry Bailey winning the 1995...

Dec 16, 2020
Hopkinsville Beautification Commission Sets Sights on Cigarette Butt Litter
Hopkinsville Beautification Commission Sets Sights on Cigarette Butt Litter

HOPKINSVILLE, KY — The Hopkinsville Beautification Commission will partner with the Hopkinsville Surface and Stormwater Utility to take part this year in a national program to reduce the impact of cigarette butt litter, the Keep America Beautiful® Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. They will target cigarette butt litter throughout portions of the high-traffic areas of E....

Dec 16, 2020