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Kentucky Proud launches statewide 2019 holiday ad campaign to showcase Kentucky farm products

Kentucky consumers are reminded that “the freshest gift ideas come from Kentucky farms” in the 2019 Kentucky Proud holiday advertising campaign that will launch statewide next week. “Kentucky Proud products make unique, thoughtful gifts from the Commonwealth we all love,” Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. “Buying Kentucky Proud also helps support Kentucky farm families and small...

Beth Underwood: Some favorite Easter nuggets — chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, Peeps, and more

Do you ever find yourself curious about information, steeping yourself in nonessential facts as if you’re about to compete in a Trivial Pursuit tournament? Apparently that’s one of my superpowers — seeking out and being able to recite useless information. Just ask my kids. They’ll vouch for me.  This is one of 90 million chocolate bunnies that will be produced this Easter (Photo from Wikipedia) Anywho,...

DPH issues safety guidelines related to severe flooding after recent rainfall across Kentucky

The Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, reminds Kentuckians to follow safety guidelines following severe flooding and water run-off events from recent rainfall across the state. “We urge Kentuckians to use caution in flooded areas, and once floodwaters recede and the clean-up begins, to keep yourself and your family safe,” said Dr. Jeff Howard,...

Ryan Quarles: USMCA must be passed to protect, expand market access for American agriculture

On the heels of the successful passage of the federal farm bill, and with a new year upon us, there is a major opportunity to protect and expand market access for American agriculture in 2019: Congress must pass USMCA. The last year has been dominated by headlines about international trade and the tough tri-lateral negotiations involving the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Now, a new trade framework...

God’s Pantry Food Bank expands ‘Sharing Thanksgiving’ distribution beyond Fayette County

With support provided by Kentucky Bank, God’s Pantry Food Bank is expanding the community-wide Thanksgiving distribution, Sharing Thanksgiving, beyond Fayette County. In this 25th year the program will help residents who have been referred by community agencies in Fayette, Laurel, Rowan and Floyd counties. This year more than 4,000 Fayette County families requested assistance and were selected to...

Chef John Foster: Revisiting the ‘incredible, edible egg;’ why they belong in balanced, healthy diet

It was at one time “the incredible edible egg,” a multi-purpose package of nutrition and energy. Capable of singlehandedly replacing everything you might choose for breakfast with a single magic bullet of goodness and light. This notion, of course, was ripe for a takedown, nothing could be this perfect. And so, like most icons it has suffered some setbacks over the years, going underground...