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UK’s new KYH2O podcast series entertaining way to learn about important water resources

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Water is abundant in Kentucky with its more than 90,000 miles of waterways. KYH2O, a new podcast series produced by the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, uses multiple lenses to examine the importance of that precious natural resource. “We’re looking at all things water in Kentucky. It’s not just purely science. There...

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,...

A Boat Load: Kentucky-based Long John Silver’s sells a ton of fish, hush puppies during Lent

Long John Silver’s, America’s Favorite Seafood restaurant, expects to be a big fish when it comes to seafood sales during Lent. From March 1 to April 16, Long John Silver’s expects to sell more than 30 million pieces of seafood. That’s enough to feed the population of Florida and have left overs for everyone in New York City. Many customers enjoy their fish lightly fried to golden perfection...

New land acquired for public use by hunters and anglers, expected to be open in August

  Bald eagle’s nest (Photo from Wikimedia Commons)   The Kentucky River Wildlife Management Area just grew by more than a third in size.   Earlier this month, the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources completed its 18-month-long effort to acquire the 926-acre property of Stephen Boone in Henry County. It is located along KY 389 about three miles north of Gratz.   “What...

Chef John Foster: Give chicken, pork and
beef a break and dive into fish and seafood

  Several people have asked recently why I never write about fish and seafood. I explore lots of different protein choices and delve into various methods of cooking protein in general, but most of it revolves around the popular choices of chicken, pork and beef.   It’s not that I don’t know anything about the subject, I spent three years of my after-college life working in one of the...