Greetings From Nevada
The days immediately following wisdom teeth removal are rough! The kids had a pretty rough weekend and first few days of the week trying to heal. I remember that experience and it definitely is not a fun experience.
Antonio ended up needing another day to recover before he could go back to school. He was in a lot of pain. He and Analise had both decided on Sunday that they didn’t want to take the narcotic pain medicine as neither liked how it made them feel. After alternating in some Tylenol with their Ibuprofen, he was feeling better and toughed it out and went back to school on Tuesday.
Analise powered through at school on Monday, but after talking all day and being up at school with no rest, she was really suffering and in a lot of pain. She ended up not going to school on Tuesday.
Isaiah is an entire different story. He started to feel bad on Saturday night. He ended up throwing up after he got home from the soccer game. All day Sunday he was nauseous. That continued on through Monday and Tuesday. He stayed home from school on Monday. He tried to power through on Tuesday, but didn’t make it past the first hour of school. Because Analise was staying home from school, she was able to go get him so Ben didn’t have to leave work. I had to be in Vegas early for work on Tuesday, so by the time I heard he still didn’t feel well, there was nothing I could do to help him. Thankfully, he wasn’t alone for the day since Analise was home too.
I had very busy days on Monday and Tuesday at work and felt bad that I wasn’t able to be home with the kiddos. But by Wednesday, all the kids were up for going back to school and feeling mostly better. Analise wasn’t super excited about going to dance as moving her head around quickly still caused pain, but she powered through.
And thankfully, Isaiah hasn’t had any nausea since Tuesday which makes me incredibly happy. He had stopped taking some medicine as the doctor said, but when he was suffering with the nausea, I was able to ask the doctor for some tips. He suggested we try going back on it for a couple weeks to see if that helped and it did. I don’t know if it was a bug and he got over it or if it was because of the missing medicine that was now back in his system. I guess we shall see what happens when he stops taking it again. Fingers crossed it was a bug and that he won’t need to take that medicine every day to avoid being miserable.
Mom got here on Friday. We are so excited to get to spend Thanksgiving with her! Even though Formula 1 was in Vegas the same weekend she got here, we got lucky and the airport wasn’t insane. I honestly don’t know how that happened, but I’m so glad it did! I will fill you in on her trip next week.
Until next week, make it a great one.
For Your Pets
As the holiday season approaches, the urge to indulge our pets with lavish treats and accessories is natural. However, ensuring that our gifts prioritize safety and practicality is crucial in making this season enjoyable for our furry companions. Here are some thoughtful and safe gift ideas to consider:
When choosing gifts for pets, comfort and safety should be paramount. Opt for cozy beds made of pet-safe materials, especially if your pet is accustomed to wearing clothes. Additionally, engaging toys make fantastic presents, offering mental stimulation and physical exercise. Look for durable toys made of sturdy, pet-safe materials that cater to your pet’s preferences, whether they love feathered toys, squeaky toys, or puzzle toys that dispense treats. Remember, always supervise your pet during playtime, especially with new toys.
A gift that might not seem glamorous but is incredibly valuable is a visit to the vet. Consider gifting a prepaid vet visit or a gift card for veterinary services. Regular check-ups and preventive care are essential for your pet’s well-being.
And speaking of gifts that keep on giving, consider the joy of adopting a pet. While we have adorable kittens available, already spayed/neutered, vaccinated, and tested, ready for loving homes, we may also have rabbits and guinea pigs seeking their forever families. Adoption is a meaningful way to provide a loving home to a deserving pet.
Pets themselves, however, aren’t the ideal surprise gift. While they bring immense joy, they also demand commitment and responsibility. They should only be gifted if the recipient is fully prepared and willing to care for them.
As you shop for your furry companions or pet-loving friends, prioritize safety, practicality, and the well-being of the animals. Let’s celebrate the holiday season by making thoughtful choices that enrich the lives of our beloved pets.
For those interested in providing a forever home to our adorable kittens (already fixed, vaccinated and tested) or other available pets (guinea pigs/rabbits), please reach out to us for more information on the adoption process.
Wishing you and your pets a joyous and safe holiday season!
At home with Lora
Foods and festivities are among the many pleasures of the holiday season. The successful holiday gathering is a harmonious blend of organization and flair with everyone thoroughly enjoying the occasion – including you.
Advance planning is the key to a successful party. Guests are more likely to be available when notified early. Also, there is more time for shopping, cooking ahead and freezing, getting your house ready and all other aspects of entertaining. Send invitations to each guest with details such as the date, time, place, directions, and type of party or occasion. You may want to generally suggest appropriate attire such as casual or dressy. It is always a good idea to ask guests to RSVP so you will know how much food to prepare for the gathering.
Carefully select the menu for the occasion. Factors affecting your choices will include your time and budget, number of guests, their food and beverage preferences, type of gathering and oven, refrigerator and freezer space.
After you have chosen the menu picture it on a plate and ask yourself these questions: Does it offer variety in color, flavor, texture and temperature? Does the menu give guests some healthy alternatives? Is it attractive and appropriate for the season?
It is not necessary to sacrifice quality, quantity and appearance to cut costs. Consider these alternatives. Substitute punch for soft drinks; serve hors d’ oeuvres instead or a full-course meal; have a brunch or luncheon rather than a dinner party; incorporate grocery specials and seasonal foods into the menu, and borrow rather than rent extras such as glassware, serving pieces, tables and chairs.
One of the best things about the holidays is all the food. Oftentimes, the abundance of food results in many leftovers. Just like uncooked food, leftovers can cause foodborne illness if you don’t properly handle them. Taking food safety precautions will help you get the most from leftovers.
Have a plan for how you are going to use those leftovers and stock up on grocery items like noodles, broth and relishes, which can help you reuse leftovers in new ways.
Refrigerate any leftovers within two hours after preparation. Discard any perishable food that has been at room temperature for more than two hours.
Although you can safely store hot food in a refrigerator, you can help the food cool quicker by dividing it into small containers. For turkey and other meat leftovers, it is best to remove all the meat from the bone and place it in shallow containers or small plastic bags. You can leave the legs and wings whole. Store the meat in the refrigerator if you plan to eat it within the next three or four days. Freeze the meat if you are unsure about how soon you will eat it. Store leftover stuffing and gravy separately from the meat.
Eat refrigerated leftovers within three or four days. Consume frozen leftovers within four months.
When you are ready to eat the leftovers, use a food thermometer to make sure you reheat the food to an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Use a food thermometer to ensure the food reaches this temperature. When reheating sauces, soups and gravies, make sure they come to a full rolling boil. If you are reheating your leftovers with a microwave, check to make sure there are no cold spots in the food where bacteria could have survived. Cover, stir and rotate the food for even heating in the microwave.
Contact Lora Pullin, Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences in Greenup County at 606-836-0201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.
Hello from the Greenup County Public Library! Did you know that on this day in 1964 Filming started for “Star Trek” pilot “The Cage”. On the same day in 2013 “Frozen”, the highest-grossing animated film of all time was released.
Wreath Making @ the Library
6-8pm. Join the Garden Club as we make wreaths for the holidays. Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Limit 20. If there are no other spots available please call the Flatwoods Branch at 606-836-3771 to be placed on a waitlist. Thank you!
Kingdom of the blind by Louise Penny. When a strange letter arrives inviting Armand Gamache to an abandoned farmhouse, the former head of the Sûreté du Québec discovers that a total stranger has listed him as one of the executors of her will. Curious, Gamache accepts and soon learns that the other two executors are a bookseller and a young builder. None of the three had ever met the elderly woman and the terms of the will seem utterly bizarre. When a body is discovered however, things begin to look more menacing than delusional and Gamache is forced to deal with not only what is happening now but with the events leading up to his suspension as well.
Fort Donelson National Battlefield (with units in Dover, Tennessee, and in New Concord, Kentucky) marks the relative location of an 1862 Civil War battle. The Kentucky section of the park contains the remains of the Confederate Fort Heiman. Named after the famous architect Adolphus Heiman, this new fortification was built on higher group after the recognition that Fort Henry (Confederate fortification on the east bank of the Cumberland River) was being threatened by rising water. The battlefield park is also home to the Dover Hotel, the site where Ulysses S. Grant accepted the Confederate surrender of the Fort.
The park is also the location of the National Cemetery, the final resting place of 670 Union soldiers as well as others. After the victory at Forts Heiman and Henry, in February of 1862, Union forces occupied both until the spring of 1863 at which point they were abandoned. Interestingly The Union campaign for the two forts provided opportunities for African Americans to work as paid laborers instead of being enslaved. They built houses, schools and churches and were able to live relatively freely for the first time. General Ulysses S. Grant declared that any escaping slave who made it to the Union camps would be employed by the Quartermaster Department rather than being returned to their former master. African Americans would go on to become a large part of Union success as logistical support as well as soldiers themselves.
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
― Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
“There is no real ending. It’s just the place where you stop the story.”
― Frank Herbert
“Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future”.
“In the nonstop tsunami of global information, librarians provide us with floaties and teach us to swim”.
“May you live every day of your life.”
― Jonathan Swift
What’s the difference between a good joke and a bad joke timing.
All these sea monster jokes are just Kraken me up.
I gave my friend an elephant to put in his room. He said, “Thanks.” I said, “Don’t mention it.”
My boyfriend told me to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down.
Q. What do you call a round, green vegetable that breaks out of prison?
A. An escapea.
Hours of Operation
Flatwoods: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 10-8. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10-5.
Mckell: Monday,: 9-8, Tuesday-Friday 9-5. Saturday 9-2.
Greenup: Monday and Thursday: 9-8. Tuesday-Friday: 9-5. Saturday: 9-2
Flatwoods: 606-836-3771, Fax: 606-836-8674.
Senate Week In Review
No column this week please check back next week!
If I can ever be of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me. To share feedback on an issue, feel free to email me anytime at Robin.Webb@LRC.KY.GOV or call the General Assembly Message Line at 1-800-372-7181. Kentuckians with hearing loss can use Kentucky Relay by dialing 711.
In the kitchen
Hello friends! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. This week I am going to share recipes to get you ready for the upcoming Christmas parties! I hope you enjoy.
Sausage Cheese Balls
3 cups Bisquick mix
1 pound uncooked bulk pork sausage
4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, crushed
1½ teaspoons chopped fresh parsley or ½ teaspoon parsley flakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease bottom and sides of jelly roll pan or shallow casserole dish. In large bowl, stir together all ingredients except barbecue sauce, using hands or spoon (I find using my hands is easier). Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place in pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until brown. Immediately remove from pan. Serve warm
Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Drizzle foil with a little olive oil. Remove the stems from your mushrooms and arrange mushrooms on the baking sheet/skillet. Finely dice your veggies and, with a 1/2 TBSP of butter, saute the celery, onion, and red pepper. Towards the end, add your garlic and continue to saute until onions and celery are translucent and tender and mushrooms are fully cooked. Season with old bay, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, stir, and pour into a mixing bowl. Add your crab and cheese, then mix.Depending on preference, you can add the panko to the stuffing mixture along with the crab and cheese or save it as a crispy topping. Spoon mixture into mushroom caps and sprinkle with paprika. Toss your panko breadcrumbs with a little melted butter (or oil) and press gently on top of the filling to overstuff each mushroom. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and panko is golden.
Jalapeno Popper Dip
1 4oz can diced jalapenos, well drained OR 4-6 fresh jalapenos,roasted and diced (include seeds if you like it really spicy)
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
¾ cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup Panko bread crumbs
4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
With a mixer on medium, combine cream cheese, garlic powder and sour cream until fluffy. Add cheddar cheese, ¾ cup parmesan cheese, and diced jalapenos, mix well. Spread into an 8×8 baking dish. Combine bread crumbs, melted butter, ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese, and parsley. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the cream cheese mixture. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until hot all the way through.
Baked Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temperature
½ c. granulated sugar
½ c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 can Lucky Leaf Caramel Apple Pie Filling
½ c. flour
3 T. butter, melted
¼ c. brown sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, sour cream, and vanilla extract. Beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Spread mixture evenly into the bottom of a 10 inch pie plate. Top with Lucky Leaf Caramel Apple Pie Filling. In a separate small bowl, combine flour, melted butter, and brown sugar to create streusel topping. Sprinkle topping over pie filling. Bake at 350 degrees 25 minutes.
Beth Bond is a certified chef with a culinary arts degree and a hotel and restaurant management degree from Sullivan University in Louisville, Ky. She also has several years’ experience in the hospitality and food service industries. She is a press association award-winning photographer and has several years’ experience in the newspaper industry. She can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com
An American history of practicing gratitude
More than four centuries ago, a group of English men and women celebrated their first successful harvest in a new world with the Native Americans who played a significant role in making it possible.
Just a year before, the Pilgrims set sail from England, enduring a treacherous 66-day voyage across the ocean to build a new home. Little is known about the exact details of their ship, the Mayflower, but it was likely a type of sailing ship known as a carrack, approximately 100 feet long and 25 feet wide, and made entirely of wood. However, we do know they came to America with few resources but guided by two enduring principles – courage and faith. Those principles are woven into the very fabric of our great nation today. Their perseverance through unimaginably trying times allows us the freedoms we enjoy today.
We must keep the spirit of giving thanks that the Pilgrims had in 1621 in our hearts today. As we gather together with our families in our homes this year, it is important we take the time to reflect and give thanks for our many blessings we have received over the past year. Perhaps no day invites as much personal reflection as Thanksgiving does.
Over the years, Thanksgiving evolved. In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation marking a national day of thanksgiving to recognize the role of providence in founding the new nation as well as crafting our guiding document, the constitution. The proclamation notes, “that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and humble thanks – for his kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation…”
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed it a national holiday – a day of giving thanks in the midst of a war that divided our nation and many Kentucky families. The words of Lincoln’s proclamation are fitting even today, as they remind us that there is always something to be grateful for, “The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever-watchful providence of Almighty God. In the midst of a civil war of unequalled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict…”
Today, Thanksgiving stands as a symbol of gratitude, family, and celebration. As we celebrate, let’s honor the history that brings us together. This Thanksgiving, let us remember the pioneers and patriots that courageously came before us to make a life in a new world. Let us be grateful for our military for defending our great country, and their acts of heroism and sacrifice that keep us safe. We also thank our neighbors who serve fellow Kentuckians in need of a helping hand, and those who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our communities.
Among the things I am thankful for are the men and women of this district who entrust me to represent the values and priorities in Frankfort. I am honored to represent our community and ever so thankful for the input on topics we are considering. The state legislature is committed to Kentucky and to building a path to a better life for Kentuckians. Over the past six years, we have seen the policies we enacted result in some of the largest economic development projects in Kentucky’s history, we passed legislation that will leave money in the pockets of those who earned by taking the first steps towards eliminating our individual income tax, and we invested record dollars in education, high speed internet expansion, upgrading aging and inadequate water lines, and building and maintaining roads.
We are far from finished, but we have made progress and for that I am grateful. As I look back on this past year, I am filled, as I hope you are, with a profound sense of gratitude for what Kentucky has accomplished. I would once again like to wish you and your cherished loved ones the very best Thanksgiving together. Thank you, and God bless you.
As always, I can be reached anytime through the toll-free message line in Frankfort at 1-800-372-7181. You can also contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and keep track of interim committee meetings through the Kentucky legislature’s website at legislature.ky.gov.
From the Pastor’s Study
Last Friday night was an amazing event as the Leonid meteor shower put on an amazing display. Hundreds of “falling stars” could be seen streaming across the sky from late evening to early Saturday morning. Did you see it? I did not see it either. I wanted to see it. I was excited and had placed it on my calendar; but alas, I never got to witness even one glorious streak light up the night sky. You may perhaps remember the weather last Friday and Saturday -clouds and rain all night long! So, one of the most brilliant meteor showers of the year passed by me, a missed opportunity.
I have missed out on a lot of opportunities that ended in regret. I imagine you probably have too. Unlike this year’s Leonid spectacle though, most of the opportunities I regret missing out on were not sunk by cosmic phenomenon, like unfortunate, unruly weather. No, most of my missed opportunities have come from my own bad planning or unwise decisions. For instance, while a military dependent living in Okinawa, I could have caught a “hop” – a flight with extra space – heading to Australia or other interesting places for virtually no money, but I kept delaying the opportunities until it was too late, and we were on our way back to the US.
If I am honest, what usually lay at the core of this and other missed opportunities was anxiety-plagued doubts and “what-if’s.” What if I kept getting bumped off the flight back and did not have the money for the return ticket? What if I ran into some difficulty I was not ready or equipped to navigate at seventeen years old? In any case, I missed the chance and was left with regrets. Why didn’t I “cowboy up” and seize the day? The sadness that arises from missed opportunities lingers, haunting us with a new set of “what-if’s.” What if I had taken the chance and stepped out. Imagine the stories I might have had.
This brings me to the story in Mark 10:17-22, concerning the rich man who came and asked Jesus what he must do to “inherit eternal life?” Jesus speaks to him about the commandments, which the man assures Jesus he has kept faithfully. Then Jesus tells him to go and sell all he has and give it to the poor. One can hear the sudden curtain of silence that must have fallen and the crickets chirping in the background. It is a bridge too far and the man cannot follow under those circumstances.
I am sure the “what-if’s” of anxiety and doubt probably played a large part in the man’s refusal. What if I cannot support myself anymore? What if my family becomes impoverished? What if I do not know who I am any more apart from the status and benefits of luxury? I do not know whether he regretted his decision or not. It does say he went away sad. If he ever really found out who Jesus was, the Son of God come to save all humanity from their sin and THE key to eternal life, I suspect he had regrets.
I do know this. The story tells us that Jesus looked at the man and loved him. Jesus’ counsel to the wealthy man was received as a trial, and so it was in a way. But deeper than that, it was an offer of love and great possibility, that got scuttled by worries and the inability to let go of one treasure to receive a far greater one. I imagine Jesus walked away from the encounter with sadness. A regret that things that could have turned out different and beauty that could have been witnessed became a lost opportunity. The kind of regret that I have about missing the Leonids this year -though there was nothing else I could have done for my part. Jesus did everything from his part to invite the man into something glorious, but he could not make the decision for him. The wealthy man, on the other hand, would have left with the regret that comes from allowing doubts, fears and the love of lesser things to ruin a dance into wonderful blessing and opportunity.
You and I will doubtless have God-given opportunities this holiday season to follow God into some places of blessing, possibility and holy service. Perhaps it will require us to lay down our work to spend time with family. Maybe God will nudge us to spend time with someone who needs extra love and grace. He may wish us to invite a friend to a worship service, or gather the family around the table for special prayer. When he knocks, and I know He will, I want to be captured by the “what-if’s” of following him faithfully, not deterred by the “what-if’s” of anxiety which end in regret.
The Tri-State Ticket
Greenbo Open House
Christmas time is here…did you sing it in your head like I did?
It is time to share special wishes, do some baking, smile extra, hum holiday tunes, and take part in events all across our community. Isn’t it wonderful that things are happening and we can do things together with family and friends? I’m enjoying it already.
Whatever part of the county you live in, I encourage you to seek out something to attend with your family. All eight of our cities have parades, tree lightings, vendor events, and special things for kids. For these things to take place and continue to grow, people have to attend and take part! Also, there are no rules about which events you attend. For example, it is perfectly OK for people in Flatwoods to go to South Shore and vice versa!
One of our local destinations that we ALL should enjoy and support is Greenbo Lake State Resort Park and the Jesse Stuart Lodge. The Homemakers Association does a wonderful job decorating the lodge with multiple Christmas trees covered with homemade/handmade ornaments. If you haven’t seen it, mark your schedule and make plans to go for open house weekend – always the first weekend in December.
Not only will you get to see the trees, Homemaker volunteers will be there with scratch-made cookies and punch. There will be live music in the lobby and hopefully the weather will give us cooler weather that makes a fire in the fireplace feel just right. Angler’s Cove Restaurant will be open (their famous friend catfish is my personal favorite) and the kids can even make some crafts in Santa’s Workshop!
The drive out to Greenbo is beautiful and easy to do from any part of our county. If you haven’t been for a while, this weekend is the perfect time to gather up the family and make the trip! I will see you there.
Saturday, Dec 2, 2023
Ashland Area Music Teachers Association Student Piano Recitals
Sunday, Dec 3, 2023
Live music by various community soloists and groups.
Watch the Greenup Arts Facebook page for a detailed schedule to be published soon!
Why do the Homemakers work so hard to make Greenbo festive and beautiful for the holidays? Here is more information about the Homemakers program. If you are interested in learning more about the Family & Consumer Science Program, contact Lora Pullin, Greenup County FCS Agent. 606-836-0201 email@example.com
Kentucky Homemakers Creed
I believe in the home as an inspiring and happy center of life, comfortable and attractive, a place for relaxation and work where pleasures and responsibilities are shared.
I believe in the home, and its contribution to community life which reflects the development of the homemaker and the family.
I believe in the homemaker, alert, diligent in search of better ways of doing ordinary things for the welfare and happiness of the family.
I believe in the fellowship that comes through the homemakers’ organization, the exchange of ideas and the joy of knowledge shared with others thus broadening our lives and lifting household tasks above the commonplace.
For these opportunities I am grateful. I am thankful for the courage of yesterday, the hope of tomorrow, and a growing consciousness of God’s love always.
Objectives of the Homemaker Organization
The objective of the Homemakers’ Program is the development of homemakers who are conscious of their obligations to home, community, nation, and family units that give each member a high degree of stability and emotional security. This can be done by homemakers and family members as they:
a. Develop an appreciation of the values of family living, understand the responsibility of individual family members to one another and society.
b. Understand the development of children as they mature so they can more efficiently meet their needs.
c. Use resources, time, energy, money, abilities, and material things effectively to provide for needs and wants of the family.
d. Learn the decision-making process and use it in solving problems of the home and family.
e. Become better informed consumers.
f. Attain the needed skills and techniques necessary to operate the home.
g. Acquire an appreciation of the values of our way of life.
h. Understand and participate more effectively in the community and its organizations and services.
i. Keep up to date on new developments in technology.
j. Develop an understanding of human needs and attitudes for satisfying home and family life.
For more information, contact Anne Stephens, Agent for Fine Arts and Community Development in Greenup County. 606-836-0201 firstname.lastname@example.org 35 Wurtland Avenue, Wurtland, KY 41144 Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AND KENTUCKY COUNTIES, COOPERATING