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After fall time change, AAA warns drivers of dark roads ahead; offers tips to avoid drowsy driving

While this past weekend’s time change brings an extra hour of sleep initially, AAA warns drivers to stay focused on the road as it gets dark earlier. Driving in the dark means drivers will need to take steps to avoid drowsy driving, and pay extra attention to their headlights and vision. “Driving in the dark is more risky for any driver,” said Lori Weaver Hawkins, public and government affairs,...

Everything has a season, and autumn in Kentucky is a time to view changing fall colors on trees

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Every year around this time, nature shakes off her summer greens, grown dusty and dim, and reaches into her closet for her autumn jewels. Kentucky is one of the best places in the country to view fall colors. While people look forward to that impressive display of reds, yellows and oranges, the change is not merely for show. It’s part of a very important...

UK agricultural economist says fall calf market depends on corn, wheat and a few unknowns

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Cattle prices have been on a roller coaster ride in 2020 thanks in part to COVID-19. While there are still a few unknowns, University of Kentucky agricultural economist Kenny Burdine sees potential for a stronger fall calf market than we saw in fall 2019. In the spring, the pandemic created a bottleneck in the processing industry that Burdine said led to a decrease...

Transylvania University returning to in-person classes, residential housing for fall semester

Transylvania University President John N. Williams and President-Designate Brien Lewis announced the college’s fall 2020 reopening plan, Healthy at Transy, on Friday. Below is an excerpt of a statement to the university community: “Throughout Transylvania’s long history, our institution has been required to be resilient and even reinvent itself to meet the challenges of changing times. As...

KCTCS Board of Regents adopts new budget, reappoints Gail Henson as chair for one-year term

The Kentucky Community and Technical College System Board of Regents adopted the 2020-21 KCTCS Annual Budget of $922,900,000 during their quarterly board meeting. The budget is designed to address the increases in fixed costs and to provide safeguards against possible decreases in revenue and increases in expenses due to any future impact of COVID-19. As a part of the FY 2020-21 KCTCS Annual Budget,...

KDE releases guidance on alternative learning strategies for reopening schools this fall

The Kentucky Department of Education released guidance Monday on ways to safely structure instruction and learning when schools reopen in the fall. The document, “COVID-19 Considerations for Reopening Schools: Alternative Learning Design Strategies,” explores a variety of learning and instruction models for districts to consider that prioritize safety during the pandemic, along with learning progression....

Keven Moore: Hayrides may be a right of passage during the fall, but real dangers exist on the trail

As the leaves begin to change colors and the pumpkins come out, many families will be attending fall outings and festivals where hayrides have been fall tradition for decades. Hayrides are designed for a relaxing and scenic activity consisting of a recreational ride in a wagon or cart pulled by a tractor, horses or a truck, which has been loaded with hay or straw for comfortable seating. Historically...

Chef Foster: Channel your inner Pilgrim by making creative recipes using seasonal pumpkins

Inevitably, sometime in October I will be pressed to write about pumpkins. I will talk about their history, the origins, the botanical aspects of the various squash, and finally what you can and can’t do with them. It’s not that I mind doing this, pumpkins are after all the focal point of October, and even fall in general. Pumpkin festivals, along with corn mazes and fall hay rides were part of...

Ryan Quarles: Fall in Kentucky is a great opportunity to explore the state’s many agricultural destinations

It’s that time of the year: The days are growing shorter, the leaves are changing colors, and farmers are harvesting crops. Autumn provides a great opportunity for Kentuckians to get outside and explore the many agricultural destinations in our state. A recent study shared by The Washington Post revealed that an estimated 16.4 million Americans incorrectly think chocolate milk comes from brown cows....

Football meets fashion at Fall into Fabulous Fashion Show at Papa John's Stadium Oct. 10

Heels replace cleats when Louisville’s fashionistas gather Oct. 10 at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Fashion is the goal of the game as the Younger Woman’s Club of Louisville’s Fall into Fabulous Fashion Show transforms the stadium’s Brown and Williamson Club into this season’s runway.   “Fall fashion meets football at this year’s Fashion Show to benefit valuable community organizations...