• Black hereford group moving to Bowling Green

    The American Black Hereford Association (ABHA) is moving its headquarters to Bowling Green, Ky.
    Tim Tarter, association president said, “The Board of Directors made the decision to move the office to Kentucky this past winter, and we have been working with Kentucky agricultural leaders for several month to make it happen.”

  • General Butler Lodge, pool and restaurant temporarily closed for work Aug. 14-16

    CARROLLTON, Ky. -- The lodge, restaurant and swimming pool at General Butler State Resort Park in Carrollton will be closed Aug. 14-16.
    The temporary closure is so the service panel that provides power to the lodge can be replaced as part of the “Refreshing the Finest” initiative that is funding improvements at Kentucky State Parks.
    The park’s cottages and campground will remain open. The lodge is expected to be open for business on Aug. 17.

  • George & Beverly Rawlings Women’s Center opens at LaGrange

    La Grange, KY -- Expectant parents who deliver at Baptist Health La Grange will now do so in a newly-renovated $2.5 million George & Beverly Rawlings Women’s Center
    The new Women’s Center includes an expanded nursery, two new OB triage rooms for monitoring expectant mothers, all-private post-partum rooms and Labor/Delivery suites with updated furnishings and décor, new operating room for C-section procedures, dedicated lactation room and expanded family waiting areas.

  • Eclipse shines a light on the past

    By Stuart W. Sanders
    On August 21, Kentucky will be the epicenter of a rare total solar eclipse. From Bowling Green to Paducah, thousands of visitors will come to Kentucky to view this phenomenon.
    Nearly 150 years ago, on August 7, 1869, the Bluegrass State was the focal point of another total eclipse. Just like today, astronomers and curious travelers flocked to the state to watch the moon obscure the sun.

  • Comer introduces promising industrial hemp legislation

    By Austin Ramsey
    The Messenger Inquirer
    Republican congressman James Comer said new industrial hemp legislation he filed in the House on Friday has the credibility and bipartisanship it needs to become law.
    The Tompkinsville lawmaker representing Kentucky’s 1st Congressional District managed to find support from both sides of the aisle and even sway GOP leaders who have stamped out industrial hemp efforts in the past.

  • ‘Ag Tag’ donations soared in ‘17

    FRANKFORT — Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced Monday that voluntary “ag tag” donations in the 2017 fiscal year that ended June 30 amounted to $629,865.43, setting a record for the largest amount donated since the program began.
    The voluntary donations are divided equally among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA, and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

  • Senator Thayer: Parents and teachers should push for longer summers for students

    Kentucky General Assembly

  • Historic site to host free concert on Lanier Mansion lawn

    MADISON, Ind. – The Lick Creek Band of Paoli, Ind., will perform as part of Lanier Mansion’s Music at the Mansion concert series on Saturday, Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. Blending guitar and bass, the Lick Creek Band affectionately renders rock, pop, jazz and original music into their back porch tuneful stylings.

  • State parks offering Aug. 21 eclipse events

    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State Parks will be participating in the Aug. 21 Great American Solar Eclipse with fun and educational events during July and August.
    Some parks have astronomy experts scheduled to give talks about the eclipse. Kenlake State Resort Park will kick off the events July 28 with “The Star Geezer” Mark Steven Williams. Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park will host University of Louisville Astronomy Professor Benne Holwerda for a presentation the weekend before the eclipse.

  • Expansion in soy acres drives investments

    CHICAGO – The U.S. soybean industry is turning a corner. This year, soy acres closed in on corn acres, narrowing the gap between the two crops. At the United Soybean Board’s (USB) July meeting, the booming supply of soy was a topic of discussion – as was the need for continued strong demand. Conversations shifted from increasing volume to maximizing value to set farmers up for long-term profitability.