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Programming in packages: UK extension agents reaching clients through innovative ways

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service are finding innovative ways to reach, educate and entertain their clients. One way they are doing so is by packaging up the extension office and making it available to their clients. “We are doing a lot of online program delivery during...

Second chances, rediscovered faith and addiction treatment center help save Kentucky man’s life

By Zac Oakes Special to KyForward Frank Knapp is a thankful man. He’s thankful for second chances and opportunity. A recovering alcoholic with 18 months of sobriety under his belt, Knapp, 57, credits a rediscovered relationship with Christianity, his family, and an addiction treatment center in Central Kentucky for saving his life and providing him with an opportunity to live a life that he never...

UK short courses teach owners how to get most from woodlands, achieve particular management goals

By Carol Lea Spence University of Kentucky Woodland owners can find many benefits from attending one of three University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service short courses tailored to their region. The 2019 Woodland Owners Short Course will take place around the state in July and August. “There are many resources available to help woodland owners achieve their objectives, but not everyone knows...

Kentucky sheep numbers increasing as more producers find them to be the ‘perfect’ choice

The gentle hills of Shepherd’s View Farm and Two Shakes Ranch in Mercer and Washington counties are home to Kentucky Lamb, one of growing number of sheep enterprises in Kentucky. (Photo from KyLamb.com)   By Tim Thornberry KyForward correspondent   Raising sheep in Kentucky is becoming more popular and for those in the business of raising the animals, they may just be the perfect livestock...

Nine Ky. public school districts made third annual Advanced Placement Honor Roll

Fayette County Public Schools is among nine Kentucky public districts and more than 500 others nationwide and in Canada to make the third annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll.   These districts were noted for simultaneously increasing access to AP course work while increasing the percentage of students earning scores of 3 or higher on AP exams. Achieving both goals is the ideal scenario...