Surveying Park Visitors

Surveying Park Visitors Officials have begun a yearlong effort to survey visitors at the Daniel Boone National Forest.A statement from the Forest Service said a team from the University of Tennessee began conducting the National Visitor Use Monitoring survey on Saturday and will continue through Sept. 30, 2022.Surveyors in bright orange vests will be…

KY Seatbelt Awareness

KY Seatbelt Awareness Kentucky law enforcement officials will be stepping up enforcement of seatbelt laws this month.The effort is part of Operation Crash Reduction, which is meant to remind drivers the importance of seatbelt use and attentiveness behind the wheel.From 2015 to 2019, October was the deadliest month for car crashes in the region.…

Stink Bug Season

Stink Bug Season According to University of Kentucky Extension Entomologist Ric Bessin, the brown marmorated stink bug is an invasive species that started taking over around 2010.Typically in the summer, they’re found in fields eating crops and other vegetation, but once fall arrives, that’s when you’ll notice them most around homes and businesses“We start…

Hazard Space Exhibit

Hazard Space Exhibit The Challenger Center team applied for and received a grant over one million dollars two years ago.The money will go towards a new attraction, the Moon, Mars and Beyond exhibition.Moon, Mars and Beyond will take groups a lunar journey complete with fully functional robots, a foot tall rocket ship, a massive…

SNAP Benefits Changes

SNAP Benefits Changes Big changes are coming for those who use SNAP benefits.Families should notice the difference in their October benefits.The increase comes as part of the USDA’s review of the food stamp program as required under the 2018 farm bill.In its re-evaluation, USDA was driven by the latest available data on the four…