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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
Matthew 25 AIDS Services ‘Runway Red’ Fashion Show March 24
Matthew 25 AIDS Services ‘Runway Red’ Fashion Show March 24

HENDERSON, Ky. — Matthew 25 AIDS Services in Henderson plans to pack the Community Baptist Church auditorium Saturday, March 24 for its 11th annual charity fashion show and lunch — “Runway Red.” The nonprofit announced a catered lunch, door prizes, silent auction and an opportunity to view current fashions from tristate boutiques are planned. The...

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
McConnell Hemp Amendment Approved by Senate Appropriations Committee, Prevents Federal Agencies from Blocking Hemp Seeds
McConnell Hemp Amendment Approved by Senate Appropriations Committee, Prevents Federal Agencies from Blocking Hemp Seeds

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that an amendment he authored with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) regarding legal industrial hemp cultivation pilot projects at universities was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now included in the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. The McConnell/Merkley hemp amendment passed overwhelmingly (22-8) in...

Dec 16, 2020
Ky. Afield Outdoors: Be Ready When Fishing Opportunities Arise
Ky. Afield Outdoors: Be Ready When Fishing Opportunities Arise

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Planning a fishing trip more than a couple days ahead of time can be a gamble in late winter when the weather is a mixed bag and the favorable conditions here today may be gone tomorrow. With some advance preparation, you can be ready to grab what you need and go when...

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Three State Resort Parks for Great Fall Fishing
Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Three State Resort Parks for Great Fall Fishing

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The dramatically cooler nights of the last few weeks are a blessing for anglers. These longer, colder nights pull the residual heat from the water, signaling to game fish that it is time to fatten up on the fall harvest of baitfish born earlier in the year. The picturesque panorama of the changing...

Dec 16, 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
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