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UK Fragipan Field Day to feature Hickman County grain producer Jerry Peery’s Springhill Farms

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Hickman County grain producer Jerry Peery has grown annual ryegrass as a cover crop to control erosion on his Purchase Area farm since 2012, but evidence suggests that he has been getting more out of the cover crop than just erosion control. Peery’s Springhill Farms is the feature of the University of Kentucky Fragipan Field Day that will occur March 26. The...

More than 1/3 of Kentucky students in violation of required hepatitis A shots; immunizations fall short

More than a third of students in Kentucky schools are in violation of the year-old state law requiring them to be vaccinated for the liver disease hepatitis A, according to the annual report by the state Department for Public Health on student immunizations. “While hepatitis A rates were the lowest of all required vaccines, they reflect a broader trend: Kentucky students still aren’t getting...

West Kentucky Community and Technical College honors 2017 donors, unveils nine new endowments

Nearly 100 donors, WKCTC students, faculty and staff attended a Donor Recognition Reception at WKCTC January 30 (Photo from WKCTC) This will be a tough weekend for Hickman County’s Greg Godby and his family as February 2 marks the one year anniversary of his wife, Kim’s, death. But he is proud of the scholarship established in her honor that will help students at West Kentucky Community...

Old Time Kentucky: Robert Summers was a rare anti-smoking advocate over a century ago

By Berry Craig KyForward columnist More than a century before smoking was banned in many public places in Kentucky, the Columbus Dispatch ran a front-page story trashing tobacco. “One man has no more right to void his tobacco smoke into the face of another man than he has to void his saliva,” the un-bylined story said. Reprinted from The Round Table magazine, the story maintained that “…the...