Ninety-five percent of U.S. professional pest management companies have encountered a bed bug infestation in the past year, according to a survey by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky. Prior to 2000, only 25 percent of respondents had encountered a bed bug infestation. Also, NPMA reports one out of five Americans has had a bed bug infestation in their home or knows someone who has encountered bed bugs, which leave itchy, bloody welts on human skin, at home or in a hotel. Here are some prevention and identification tips from the NPMA.
Labor Day weekend, the symbolic end of summer for many, is a great time for an outing. Kentucky is packed with opportunities for weekend entertainment and exploring. Here’s a list of not-so-far-away recommendations for summer fun from the Kentucky Department of Travel.
Most people do not recognize the name Christian Lopez. Most people recognize the name Derek Jeter, the iconic shortstop for the New York Yankees. Their names now are linked forever.
On July 9, Derek Jeter joined a very elite baseball group when he completed his 3,000th hit. All the hits came while playing for one team, the New York Yankees. That July day was amazing because Jeter had five hits in five at bats. That is a challenge. But more amazing was that his second hit of the day was a home run which was his 3000th hit.
Born in New Jersey, the woman who would become a teacher and chairwoman for A Taste of Radcliff was offered a role in a popular TV soap opera, left her mark in William Shakespeare’s house and was the first woman to be a member of a local chapter of a men-only club.
I don’t usually have much occasion to travel east of Lexington, but I’ve been to eastern Kentucky twice this summer.
In June, a group from our church traveled four and a half hours to Lynch, a town with a population of 747, according to the 2010 census, in Harlan County, a stone’s throw from the West Virginia line in southeastern Kentucky.
Originally a company town for U.S. Steel with a population of 10,000 in the 1940s, today, 45 percent of residents are below the poverty level.