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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
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
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
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
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
Baptist Health Wound Care Offers Healthy Holiday Eating Tips
Baptist Health Wound Care Offers Healthy Holiday Eating Tips

PADUCAH, Ky. — Choosing the right foods to eat during the holidays is important for everyone, but especially for people living with diabetes. Baptist Health Wound Care offers helpful tips for making healthy choices. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates 29.1 million people, or 9.3 percent of the population, have diabetes, and nearly...

Dec 16, 2020
Commissioner Comer Creates Hemp Pilot Projects
Commissioner Comer Creates Hemp Pilot Projects

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today that he is creating industrial hemp pilot projects in Kentucky. The pilot projects were made possible by the passage of the United States Farm Bill that was signed into law by the President on Feb. 7. Commissioner Comer and Attorney General Jack Conway have been in...

Dec 16, 2020
Bluegrass Pharmacy to Begin Healthy Babies Program for Expecting Madisonville Mothers
Bluegrass Pharmacy to Begin Healthy Babies Program for Expecting Madisonville Mothers

MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Bluegrass Pharmacy will offer a free 30-day supply of pre-natal vitamins to Madisonville women each month. The new Healthy Babies Free Vitamin Program, starting in September, will help fill in nutritional gaps and will save local families hundreds of dollars per year. Your “True Blue” Bluegrass Pharmacy wants to make it a...

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
Cigarette and Alcohol Use Low among Teens, Marijuana use Up
Cigarette and Alcohol Use Low among Teens, Marijuana use Up

WESTERN KY – Cigarette and alcohol use by eighth, 10th and 12th-graders are at their lowest point since the Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey began polling teenagers in 1975, according to this year’s survey results. However, this positive news is tempered by a slowing rate of decline in teen smoking as well as continued high...

Dec 16, 2020
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
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
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Vessel Damage in Healthy Young Adults
Air Pollution Linked to Blood Vessel Damage in Healthy Young Adults

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fine particulate matter air pollution may be associated with blood vessel damage and inflammation among young, healthy adults, according to new research in Circulation Research, an American Heart Association journal. “These results substantially expand our understanding about how air pollution contributes to cardiovascular disease by showing that exposure is associated with a...

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
CPC: A New Approach to a Healthy Kentucky
CPC: A New Approach to a Healthy Kentucky

KENTUCKY — Kentucky became the first state in the nation to receive a federal waiver to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients to work, go to school, or engage in community service at least 20-hours per week. Gov. Bevin said “This marks the first significant change to a federal entitlement program in more than 20 years.” It’s...

Dec 16, 2020