Across Kentucky – August 27, 2015

Feldhaus visits with UK grad student, Bernadette Mach, who is helping develop a list of the best tree and shrub plantings around homes that have the biggest impact on attracting bees. The “list” should be complete in the Spring of 2016 but she offers a couple of possibilities and suggests homeowners work...

Drivers encouraged to share the road with slow-moving vehicles as spring planting season returns

Louisville, KY (March 24, 2015) – Planting season has returned to Kentucky’s farming communities, and with that annual activity there is also an increased likelihood of drivers encountering slow-moving farm equipment on the roadways. Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) urges all motorists to slow down, stay alert...

Eastern tent caterpillars now on the move in Central Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky., – Eastern tent caterpillars in Central Kentucky are mature, have dispersed from trees and are on the move, leading experts to advise horse farm managers to move pregnant mares, if practical, to avoid contact with the crawling caterpillars. According to Lee Townsend, University of...

Across Kentucky – March 24, 2014

The Eastern Tent Caterpillar has not been impacted in the slightest by Kentucky’s harsh winter weather. In fact, UK extension entomologist, Lee Townsend, says in recent years of casual observation he thinks their populations are increasing. Townsend has suggestions for dealing with these spring pests...

Risk of water damage around the home returns as springtime storm season approaches

Louisville, KY (March 17, 2014) – Old Man Winter has had a long, successful run through the state this year, even giving Kentucky one last icy blast over the weekend, but the signs of spring are finally beginning to emerge. As that seasonal warming trend starts to settle into the region, strong storms and...

Across Kentucky – April 19, 2013

Kentucky’s roadside farmers’ market season is already underway in many locations. Feldhaus has a feature report with Madisonville market operator Mark Metcalfe who specializes in hanging baskets. He talks a little about the roadside market “spring” season, how they’ve been preparing for it since...

Across Kentucky – April 2, 2013

Finally, spring is arriving and along with it are the blooming flowers and budding trees…..and those creeping, flying, annoying insects. A report today on statewide efforts to track and control some of those pests which can have a far greater negative impact than just being an annoyance, like the gypsy...