rural community en USDA Expanding Poverty-Reduction Initiative <p>Ten western counties are among the 73 in Kentucky joining the StrikeForce initiative, a federal program designed to help poor rural communities take advantage of government resources.&nbsp; The counties in our region are Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Fulton, Graves, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Union. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says StrikeForce coordinates programs in community assistance, nutrition, farming, and resource conservation.&nbsp; Mon, 20 Jan 2014 16:40:51 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 38161 at USDA Expanding Poverty-Reduction Initiative Mayfield Seeks Funding To Build Farmers' Market Pavillion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayfield City Officials are seeking grant funding to buy land for a new farmers’ market. &nbsp;Mayor Teresa Cantrell said currently the town's market has no permanent home and sets up on the downtown square on Saturday mornings and a borrowed church parking lot on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.&nbsp;</span></p><div><div>“We thought that was something communities needed, especially small rural communities like Mayfield," said Cantrell. "We need our farmers’ market and they needed a home to conduct their activities. It needs to be a visible place where they can get drive-by traffic and have regular hours.”</div> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:10:25 +0000 Rob Canning 32220 at Mayfield Seeks Funding To Build Farmers' Market Pavillion