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Elaine Phelps Receives A Kidney

I led an active life, traveling, camping, and working with our horses.   Family, friends and community have always been important to me and I still tried to contribute as much as possible.

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Troop 208 Completes Geology Merit Badge

Scout Don Elmore did a presentation on coal.

The Scouts have been busy during the pandemic completing several Merit Badges. Modern geology is only two hundred years old and includes the study of rocks, minerals, fossils, and the theories of how the earth was formed and what effects human civilization has had on the planet.

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Join a 4-H Teen Leadership Board

                                                                                                                     

Senior 4-H’ers interested in taking their leadership skills to the next level can apply for a position on one of Kentucky 4-H’s Teen Leadership Boards. All boards are now taking applications for members through May 1.

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Nutrition Facts Labels Get An Update

You may have noticed some changes recently to the Nutrition Facts labels on common grocery items. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has changed the labels on packaged foods and drinks, marking the first major changes to the labels in 20 years.

Changes to the serving size, calories, percent daily values and nutrients on the label are the result of updated scientific information, new research and public input. The goals of the new labels are to make it easier for you to make informed decisions about food and live a healthier life.

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BC Drug Free

Do you know what “The Real Cost” is?  Introduced in 2014, this is the FDA’s first tobacco prevention campaign geared towards youth between the ages of 11-19 to educate about the harmful effects of cigarette smoking.  If your child falls into this age category, or if you would like more information, “The Real Cost” initiative can be

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Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Now Underway in Kentucky

Eastern tent caterpillars have begun to hatch, with the first instances being seen in Southern Kentucky this week and expected in Central Kentucky by early to mid-next week and Northern Kentucky a few days to a week after that, according to entomologists in the University of Kentucky Colle

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Morgantown Mission's New Director

Laura West and Jennie Baker

February 1st was Jennie Baker's first day as the Director of the Mission, but she is no stranger; she has been working there for three years. Laura West has been working there seven years and was promoted to Store Manager.

They both have big shoes to fill, for the last fifteen years, Garry McKinney has been the face of the Mission, and he did a fantastic job of coordinating, fundraising, and providing services to families.

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BC Drug Free

How expensive is it to actually smoke?  According to the National Cancer Institute, the average cost of a pack of cigarettes is $6.28, which means a pack a day habit sets a person back $188 per month, equaling out to almost $2,300 per year!  How about a 10 year price tag?  That would be al

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Sign-ups open for Kentucky Forest Leadership Program

                                                                                                                                

Senior 4-H’ers who are interested in the environment and think they may want to pursue an environmental-related career should check out the Kentucky Forest Leadership Program.

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Lawn Mower Safety Reminders

The grass is turning green. Soon it will be time to start mowing if you have not already started. As you rev up your mower’s engine for the first time this spring, here are some reminders to keep you and your family safe. 

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