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Monday, June 21, 2021


Kentucky Ag Commissioner requests disaster declaration

Kentucky wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to issue a disaster declaration for parts of the state suffering from extreme heat and drought.

Johnson & Johnson recalls single lot of baby powder

Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling a single lot of its baby powder in the U.S. after traces of asbestos were found in a bottle, according to the USDA.

Appalachian Artisan Center awarded grant

The Appalachian Artisan Center in Hindman will build a hospitality center atop the Cody Building, thanks in part to a grant from the USDA.

USDA rule could affect 3.1M food stamp recipients

The Trump administration is proposing to tighten automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could affect about 3.1 million people.

800 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage recalled

USDA: 800 pounds of ready-to-eat frozen andouille sausage are being recalled, could be contaminated with metal

Kentucky Job Corps Centers to remain open; jobs saved

Kentucky's three Job Corps Civilian Conservation Centers will remain open after being slated for closure by the federal government, saving jobs.

USDA approves disaster designation request for farmers in 16 counties

An emergency disaster designation request submitted by Gov. Matt Bevin in support of Kentucky farmers has been approved by U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

190 geese at local cemetery removed, euthanized

The manager of Blue Grass Memorial Gardens says the USDA took 190 geese from the cemetery on June 24.

Farm to School Program wins USDA grant

KDA's Farm to School Program was awarded a grant to expand efforts to help schools serve local foods to students.

Tyson recalls 130,000 pounds of chicken nuggets

Tyson Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 130,000 pounds of cooked chicken nuggets because they may contain hard plastic, according to the US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety Inspection Service.

USDA Issues Salmonella Public Health Alert

Click here for the USDA's detailed information on the health alert for chicken products produced at some Foster Farms facilities.

Fayette County Students Eating More Local Food Than Ever

The district's Nutrition Coordinator guesses kids are eating three times more local food than just a few years ago

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New website helps students research college majors and salaries

Interactive tool provides transparent data on tuition, debt, financial aid and job openings

UPDATE: Vigil pays tribute to man killed Saturday in downtown Lexington

Police say the man was taken to the hospital where he ultimately died.