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Today's Features

  • The Kentucky Department of Wildlife Resources recently launched a canoeing and kayaking page on its website at www.fw.ky.gov. Visitors need only to click on the “Boat” tab, then the “Canoeing and Kayaking” tab.

    The page provides a repository for valuable information about paddling creeks, rivers and lakes across Kentucky.    

  • Even though it’s winter, it’s not too early to start thinking about summer camp or summer jobs. 4-H has a way to combine both. Kentucky 4-H is now hiring 44 energetic staff members for its four summer residential camps.

  • Do you hold the door for someone following you into a store?  Guys, do you step out of the way and let a lady go through the door first?  We are in such a hurry we brush past people who are struggling with terrible health issues and who deserve our patience and respect.  Don’t our parents and grandparents deserve a little respect and consideration?

  • Night to Shine at SCC February 10

  • With the number of acres allotted to grow industrial hemp nearly tripling in 2017, this could be the year the crop challenges Kentucky’s reputation as the Bluegrass State.

    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 three times the number of acres that were approved for the previous year. More than 525,000 square feet of greenhouse space were approved for indoor growers in 2017.

  • Did you ever notice that we all have an autopilot?  We get in our little routines and never even think about them.  For example, getting up in the morning, I bet you have a pretty set routine.  Mine is to sit on the side of the bed for a minute and wish I could go back to sleep (I am NOT a morning person), then off to the bathroom to brush my teeth and shave.

  • Open House at Spencer Christian School

  • I have learned to be discerning when it comes to catalog shopping.  I steer clear of outrageous or cheap deals.  I prefer the specialty catalog where expertise reigns, providing us with both a good product and the information to grow it well.  

  • State education leaders say that nearly 50,000 students graduate from high school each year and too many are unprepared for today’s jobs, without a path to acquiring skills they need.

    On Wednesday, Stephen Pruitt, Kentucky’s Commissioner of Education, happily announced a three-year effort aimed at strengthening technical and career education for the state’s public high school students, fueled by a $2 million grant from JPMorgan Chase, in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers.

  • Members of the Five Counties Friends of NRA recently attended the annual Kentucky Friends of NRA workshop, and fund committee meeting. Chair Tony Wheatley and Treasurer Larry Mott  represented the local Friends of NRA Committee. At the workshop, the state Friends of NRA were recognized for their huge success in 2016. First, they were awarded the Friends of NRA’s  “Kentucky Breakout Award” which recognizes those committees that have broken out of their usual efforts by reaching an extraordinary result.