• Useful tailgating tips

    The air is getting cooler and the leaves are changing color, signaling the beginning of fall and the start of football season in Kentucky.  With football comes tailgating. 

    Football fans love to gather in the stadium parking lot and set up the grill to cook and eat while discussing football strategies to win that big game.

    However, the excitement of the game is no excuse for forgetting about proper food handling procedures. 

  • Mulch leaves, yard waste this fall

    Now that Labor Day—the unofficial end of summer—has come to pass and we are experiencing a little bit of a cool down in temperatures, we now start thinking about the upcoming change of season.

    Fall is a beautiful time for gardens, but it can also be a messy time.  Tree leaves turn from green to vibrant fall colors and then drop, creating big piles.  The way we address our yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and on the environment.

  • Fall webworms have arrived; Parker wins at state fair

    Fall webworms are one of the three species of tent caterpillars we see in Kentucky.  These caterpillars live in groups within a silken tent, which helps provide protection for the caterpillars.

    FWW can feed on almost all shade, fruit and ornamental trees, with exception to evergreens. In Kentucky, FWW prefer American elm, maples, hickory and sweetgum.

  • Meeting your savings goals

    To help ensure sufficient funds to meet your savings goals, start early and regularly put aside money.

    These tips will help boost savings to satisfy all your financial goals.

    Set goals based on what you will need or want in the future.  Write down the dollar amounts you will need for your goals.

  • Tips for making flowers last

    August is quickly coming to a close, and as we look over the past month, we have experienced much for dry weather compared to July’s rainy month.  Summer heat and dry weather can take a toll on your flower garden, but with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

  • Help your teen navigate peer pressure

    The teenage years can be rough on teens and on parents, as young people strive for independence and parents learn how and when to let go. One of the most common stresses put on teens is peer pressure. While they want to be independent, they do seek acceptance from their peers.

  • 4-H State Fair winners announced

    It’s time to praise the 4-H youth of Carroll County who participated in the Kentucky State Fair and won many awards. Sixty-three projects were judged. Carroll County had four champions, 35 blue ribbons, 14 red ribbons and five white ribbons, and country ham projects yet to be judged. Country ham participants were Cameron Darnold, Adam Froman, Luke Heveline, Abigail Rose, Andrea Searcy, Evan Searcy, Clara Tuttle, Cyrus Tuttle and Madeline Watts.

    The following 4-H’ers won ribbons at the state fair:

  • 4-H Rifle Practice
  • Family meals – think 5 per week

    The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days. The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.

    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, some of the benefits of sitting down to a family meal include greater school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns. 

  • Ky. State Fair runs Aug. 20-30

    We are in the third full week of August, and do you know what that means?

    It’s State Fair time!

    Today marks the opening of the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Located at the Kentucky Fair Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, the State Fair runs from Aug. 20-30.

    With all the sights and sounds, the State Fair has something for every member of the family:

    Livestock Shows