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Magoffin County Animal Shelter

Magoffin County Animal Shelter

Officials in Magoffin County are taking initiative to help animals in need saying volunteers are needed to help, too.Magoffin County Judge-Executive Matt Wireman called a public forum on Thursday in hopes of luring in new volunteers.The shelter, located next to the county’s recycling center, is at full capacity with 14 dogs and eight cats. With funds drying up, community members are stepping in to fill the void.Wireman hopes to see many helping hands when he makes the volunteer application available on the court’s website.




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Pandemic Plateauing

Pandemic Plateauing

With the positivity rate doown to around 11% there are some signs that the pandemic is starting to plateau in Kentucky.In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Governor Andy Beshear noted the positivity rate and hospitalization statistics are down.Lexington Emergency Physician Dr. Ryan Stanton believes Kentucky has reached its highest peak in the COVID pandemic.“I think we should expect that from this point forward, we should start moving our way down,” says Dr. Stanton.




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Soybean Disease

Soybean Disease

Red crown rot, a disease that affects the crop, has been discovered for the first time ever in Kentucky in soybeans.This plant illness has caused soybean farmers in the Deep South to lose up to 30% of their yield if untreated.“Soybeans get sick too, just like people, and, often times, the things that cause diseases of soybeans are Fungi,” said Professor Carl Bradley, extension plant pathologist at the University of Kentucky.Bradley says that recently in the western part of the state there had been a case of red crown rot, which if undetected can harm soybean plants and infect the soil.




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Chicken Festival

Chicken Festival

One of Southern Kentucky’s largest festivals is returning after being canceled last year.It’s the World Chicken Festival runs Thursday night through Sunday.After canceling last year, organizers are thrilled to once again offer the World Chicken Festival to this community. They believe, per CDC guidelines, they can have this event and have it safely.Rides, vendors, free concerts and lots of food will be available.




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Vaccine Incentive

Vaccine Incentive

Medicaid members 21 years and older are eligible for the Kentucky Association of Health Plans (KAHP) sweepstakes to Disney World if you receive your first COVID-19 vaccine shot before September 30th.The giveaway includes a package for four people including airfare, a three-night hotel stay, and a three-day park pass.KAHP has offered several vaccine incentives in the past and plans to do more in the future, including a grant program to encourage local organizations to get vaccinated




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Lowering Flags Friday

Lowering Flags Friday

Governor Andy Beshear ordered that all state office buildings fly flags at half-staff on Friday.The Governor said the order was made to honor the Kentuckians lost to COVID-19. This comes on the same day as a funeral and an interment for two educators who died of the virus.The Governor ordered flags to be flown at half-staff previously when Kentucky hit several COVID-related death milestones.




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