Lifestyle

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ag Commissioner Celebrates Final Approval of Hemp Bill
Ag Commissioner Celebrates Final Approval of Hemp Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Agriculture Commissioner James Comer credited industrial hemp supporters for encouraging lawmakers and Gov. Steve Beshear to approve historic legislation that will help restore hemp production to Kentucky. Gov. Beshear today said he will take no action on Senate Bill 50, allowing it to become law. “This shows what can happen when the people get...

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
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
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