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Tranquility Day Spa Hosting Special Event
Tranquility Day Spa Hosting Special Event

MADISONVILLE, Ky. – Tranquility Day Spa has a new look after remodeling over the summer. With that in mind, the staff are inviting everyone to come to visit their location Thursday and Friday to get their “new looks.” Manager Marissa Jerome said after seven years at their Madison Square Drive location, it was time to rev...

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
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
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
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
U.S. Farm Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Passes Committee
U.S. Farm Bill to Legalize Industrial Hemp Passes Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined his colleagues on the U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee today to vote in favor of the Farm Bill. During the committee meeting, McConnell discussed his legislation to legalize industrial hemp and the importance of including his Hemp Farming Act of 2018 in...

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
KDA Approves More Than 12,800 Acres for Hemp Planting in 2017
KDA Approves More Than 12,800 Acres for Hemp Planting in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has approved 209 applications from growers who have been approved to cultivate up to 12,800 acres of industrial hemp for research purposes in 2017, nearly triple the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved...

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
QUARLES OP-ED: Let’s Make Our Own Mark in Hemp History
QUARLES OP-ED: Let’s Make Our Own Mark in Hemp History

KENTUCKY — This week Americans celebrate Hemp History Week. Here in Kentucky, we know industrial hemp is a crop that connects our past to our future. A quick survey of the crop’s history proves it is time for us to make our own mark on hemp history and allow it to flourish. The history of...

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
Grilling Foods to be Safe and Healthy
Grilling Foods to be Safe and Healthy

KENTUCKY — People rely on indoor and outdoor grills to prepare foods all year long. Not only can menu items made on the grill taste delicious, but they also may be healthier than foods cooked via other methods. When done correctly, grilling is a versatile way to cook tasty foods relatively quickly. One of the...

Dec 16, 2020
U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill, Includes Hemp Farming Act
U.S. Senate Passes Farm Bill, Includes Hemp Farming Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the Senate passed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill), which takes serious steps to ensure the future of American agriculture. A conference committee made up with members from both chambers will now reconcile the Senate and House versions of the Farm...

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
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