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UK Cooperative Extension agents help as Kentucky’s farmers markets open with an eye toward safe sales

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky In the United States, about 40 percent of farmers are 65 or older, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s census. Kentucky reflects that demographic, so when the coronavirus started to emerge in the state, some farmers who were in the elevated risk category and typically sell through farmers markets were a little concerned about how they would...

Lexington reaching out to local businesses for help with production of personal protective equipment

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Ray Daniels, chair of the Commerce Lexington Board, issued a call to action on Monday to local businesses that can help produce the supplies the city and state will desperately need to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton is asking businesses to help provide needed medical supplies for the city and state. During...

Kentucky River Clean Sweep rescheduled for Aug. 18 due to high water levels; volunteers still needed

The 2018 Kentucky River Clean Sweep has been rescheduled for Aug. 18. A high water level caused the event – originally scheduled in June – to be postponed. Volunteers are needed to collect trash from the 12 miles of the Kentucky River that border Fayette County. You can register for the event at www.riversweep2018.eventbrite.com. Volunteers should gather at the Clays Ferry Boat Dock off KY 25 under...