ERIC BAKER County Agent for Agriculture and Natural Resources Paper wasps, hornets and yellowjackets are a potential health threat to Kentuckians. Hundreds (perhaps thousands) of people in the United States die each year from allergic reactions to the venom of these insects. Wasps, hornets and yellowjackets are more dangerous and unpredictable than honey bees and […]
The Estill County 4-H Program hosted its first Shooting Sports Invitational Saturday with 46 youth from eight counties (Estill, Madison, Morgan, Lewis, Nicholas, Boone, Elliot, and Rowan) participating, 13 of those from Estill County. The Estill county participants did an excellent job representing our county, placing in the top three in every division they competed […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Heavy rain and a break from sub-freezing temperatures earlier this week melted snowpack still lingering from the last major winter storm to hit Kentucky and caused flooding just as another potent system took aim on the state. The Weather Channel dubbed it, “Winter Storm Thor.” Anglers itching to grab a rod and […]
Sixteen year-old Leonard Young and “Jug” recently placed first against eight competitors at the Madison County Coon Club.
Our 100 acre Kentucky farm has been in the same family for 111 years now.
Of course everybody wonders how some Yankee came to own it since I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio. My great grandparents bought this farm in 1904. My wife, Bonnie, and I live in an area of eastern Kentucky called the Knobs or where ‘the Bluegrass kisses the mountains.’ About the only thing we grow on the farm are trees, gardens and grandchildren. About 50 acres of the farm is forest.