12:20 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

TLAER Teaches Horse Rescue Methods at MSU's Equine Center

Rob Canning

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, there are approximately 3.6 million horses in the US, with 140,000 on farms in Kentucky.  Many of those horses are transported by trailers to and from farms, veterinarian visits and boarding facilities and can be prone to accidents out on the open road.  

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6:58 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Keeneland September Yearling Sales Opens

Credit Jason Phillips, Wikimedia Commons

While many horse racing fans eagerly await early October for Keeneland's fall meet, horse sellers and buyers will stay busy for the next two weeks.  The annual September yearling sales event gets underway Monday.

With 13 sessions, Keeneland's September sales are billed worldwide as the top thoroughbred auction of the year.  Keeneland Spokeswoman Amy Gregory says major buyers from almost every state and 50 countries will be in town.  She says gross sales a year ago were up 27%.  "We're very optimistic going into this sale that we'll have a very robust sale.  There's lot of optimism in the thoroughbred industry right now and the market is very strong in sales that have been leading up to this September sale," said Gregory.

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12:17 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Politico Report Questions Whitfield's Lobbying Tactics for Bill to Stop Soring Show Horses

Credit U.S. Congress

Kentucky 1st district Representative Ed Whitfield has introduced the “Prevent All Soring Tactics Act,” which would require the U.S. Department of Agriculture to bar the practice of “soring” during horse shows.

Soring is the use of blistering agents or mechanical devices that alter a horse’s gait, often on show horses like Tennessee walking horses.

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11:19 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Special Needs Folks Demonstrate Therapeutic Riding Saturday


HORSES, Inc's name is actually an acronym:  Helping Others Reach Success using Equine Services.  It offers therapeutic horseback riding classes for people with physical, mental or emotional challenges.  Today we meet one of its Board Members, John Maldaner, to speak about the Boots & Bridles Competition Saturday at Carson Park in Paducah.  The all-day event is actually a celebration of the riders with a couple of participation events as well.
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2:20 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Murray State Rodeo Team Involved In Traffic Accident, Horse Euthanized


A vehicle accident in Paducah involving the Murray State University Rodeo Team resulted in a horse being euthanized. No students were injured.

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2:42 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Kentucky Equine Survey Finds Horse Population on the Rise


The number of Kentucky equine operations has dropped in the last 30 years but the total number of horses in the Commonwealth has increased.

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Good Reads
12:17 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Good Read: Bright's Passage by Josh Ritter

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Morning Cram
10:04 am
Thu June 21, 2012

morning cram [mango pickle down river edition]

If the workers disobey or slack off, they're beaten with stingray tails, tire irons, engine belts and, in one case, a sword.

Today on NPR: Vannak Prum was forced to work on a Thai fishing boat for three years before he escaped by jumping overboard. With little oversight, rogue captains buy men like Prum from traffickers and use them to plunder the fishing grounds of surrounding nations.

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10:03 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Statewide Horse Count

A new survey aims to provide an estimate of how many horses live in the self-proclaimed "Horse Capitol of the World." Professor Jill Stowe, who is leading the portion of the project delegated to the University of Kentucky, is careful to distinguish it from a census.

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Afternoon Update
3:16 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/20/12

"Solitary confinement, it breaks a man's will to live. He deteriorates right in front of your eyes."
philld Geograph project

Today on NPR: Advocates for prisoners have long argued that confinement conditions in prisons violate the constitutional ban on cruel and unusual punishment. On Tuesday, they made their case before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee, complete with a replica prison cell in the hearing room.

Four Rivers Region:

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