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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...

Art Lander’s Outdoors: Let’s go fishing which is best in Spring; we’re blessed with abundance of lakes and streams

We are blessed here in Kentucky with an abundance of streams and lakes, excellent fishing and no closed seasons. While the unofficial start to spring fishing begins with the new license year on March 1, we can fish year-round, weather permitting. Quality crappie is the name of the game at Taylorsville Lake, 3,050 acres in Spencer, Anderson and Nelson counties. (US Army Corps of Engineers photo) If...

Despite trade concerns, Kentucky agricultural receipts hold steady for third year, net incomes up

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Kentucky agricultural receipts will likely hold steady for the third consecutive year despite trade concerns and relatively low commodity prices. Agricultural economists from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment are projecting 2019 farm cash receipts to be $5.9 billion, equaling the past two years. Kentucky producers saw increases...

Mid-South Stocker Conference on March 21 aims to help operators by ‘Opening Pathways to Profitability’

By Aimee Nielson University of Kentucky Beef producers have to deal with the constant ebb and flow of their industry. Variables such as weather, market prices, fuel and other input costs, along with added influence of external forces of politics, economics, animal rights and consumer perceptions, make profitability a challenge. The 2019 Mid-South Stocker Conference aims to help stocker operators by...

It’s Winter Weather Awareness Week, so heed these tips for being prepared, regardless of what comes

By Tom Latek Kentucky Today Kentucky Emergency Management, the National Weather Service and Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee have designated Dec. 1–7 as Winter Weather Awareness Week.  
Snow, ice and freezing rain often blanket much of the Commonwealth, causing widespread traffic problems, power outages, and school and business closings. 
Michael Dossett, the Kentucky Emergency Management...

Mixture of snow, freezing drizzle may affect Tuesday commute in Bluegrass region

A mixture of snow and freezing drizzle that is expected to arrive in the Bluegrass overnight may make for a messy commute in the morning. Accumulations are not expected, but there may be enough to create slick roads.      The Divisions of Streets & Roads and Water Quality have been pre-treating bridges, hills and busy roads ahead of possible perception. Additional salt trucks are prepared to...

2015 Shop & Share Day to be held Saturday, March 28, pushed back to avoid weather

  Kentuckians are encouraged to participate in the seventh annual Shop and Share day, a one-day goods drive to benefit Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence shelters across the state. The drive will be held at Kentucky Kroger, Food City and Super Dollar Discount Food stores Saturday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   In past years, Shop and Share has been held the Saturday before Super...

Rep. Mike Denham: State is seeing success across the board, outperforming other states

  FRANKFORT – As states look for ways to improve their quality of life, the first thing they usually do is see how well they stack up with the rest of the country.   An annual publication known as “State Rankings” makes that relatively easy by bringing together more than 500 comparisons from a variety of sources. While some of the information can be dated – the most recent edition...

Northern Kentucky basketball reschedules weekend games due to southern ice storm

Due to weather conditions in the Atlanta area, changes have been made to the Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball schedule this weekend.   Originally scheduled for Thursday, Northern Kentucky at Kennesaw State and Lipscomb at Mercer have been pushed to Friday, Feb. 14, with tip times at 7 p.m. Consequentially, the two games between the four teams scheduled on Saturday have...

Mother Nature has her way with us — and
the rest of world too; Sochi a bit warm

From various reports   Prepare to stay bundled up and girded for cold and light snow. We’ll have temperatures in the 20s, warming into the high 30s later in the week. Far from the record high 70 degrees in 2001 – and the record low -15 degrees in 1899.   It’s 87 degrees in Tamiami and -32 in Embarrass, MN.   Mother Nature has a sense of humor.   Read on to find a glimmer...

Who will get the worst of winter storms
coming next week — yes, that was plural

  By Alex Sosnowski AccuWeather.com   One storm after another will affect much of the eastern half of the nation over the next couple of weeks and will unleash multiple rounds of travel problems and disruptions to daily activities. However, which areas are most likely to be hit with snow, ice and rain will vary with the track of the storm.   In the wake of a train of Alberta Clipper...

Tonight’s Kentucky-LSU game still a go despite impending icy weather in Louisiana

Despite incoming winter weather that has close down much of Baton Rouge through Tuesday afternoon, No. 11 Kentucky’s basketball game against LSU is still scheduled to be played on time for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off on ESPN, LSU said in a release as of 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday.   Rumors began flying yesterday of a cancellation or postponement when news of the incoming weather began to circulate...

Tonight's Kentucky-LSU game still a go despite impending icy weather in Louisiana

Despite incoming winter weather that has close down much of Baton Rouge through Tuesday afternoon, No. 11 Kentucky’s basketball game against LSU is still scheduled to be played on time for a 9 p.m. ET tip-off on ESPN, LSU said in a release as of 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday.   Rumors began flying yesterday of a cancellation or postponement when news of the incoming weather began to circulate...

Tipoff for for UK's game in Baton Rouge remains on time amid weather concerns

Kentucky’s game Tuesday against LSU is still scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. ET amid reports that inclement weather in Louisiana is threatening cancelation or postponement, the school announced Monday evening. [widgets_on_pages id=”James”]   The release said the LSU athletics department, school officials and the Southeastern Conference will continue to monitor the situation as tip-off...