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  • Stop by 4-H exhibit hall, livestock barn at the fair

    If you haven’t had time to visit the Carroll County Fair this week, it is still open through Saturday night. The Carnival rides have been great and the Livestock Barn has been busy with lots of 4-H and open livestock shows. There have been Pageants and music on the big stage along with events in the ring. Pick up a fair catalog to see what events are still scheduled for the rest of the week.

    The Exhibit Building has many items displayed from local and surrounding areas. Participants have brought in their best items to display for everyone to see.

  • Children need sun safety, too

    I hope everyone had a safe and exciting Memorial Day. After being outside most of the weekend with our granddaughter, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about Sun Safety for our children. It’s often said that the habits children learn at a young age carry over to adulthood. Safe sun exposure should be included in those healthy habits.

  • Joyce offers tips on how to attract butterflies

    Young people often list butterflies among their favorite insects. Planting flowers these insects prefer can help attract more butterflies to your garden. Asking your 4-H’er to help gives you the opportunity to share gardening skills with them and helps instill in them an appreciation for these colorful insects and nature.

  • Open Exhibits due Thursday; County fair June 2-10

    Tomorrow marks opening day of the 2017 Carroll County Fair!

    This morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, Open Exhibits are being accepted at the Exhibit Hall at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Exhibits will be judged this afternoon and open to the public for display at the Exhibit Hall starting Saturday, June 3 from 6-10 p.m.

    4-H/FFA/Open livestock shows begin this weekend:

    Saturday, June 3 – Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat/Beef Cattle:

  • Fair exhibits, shows offer options for youth, adults

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits. Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles and horticulture. Carroll County Fair catalogs are available at the Extension Office.

  • Financial considerations for women: Planning for life’s major event

    This is the second part to last weeks article Financial Considerations for Women

    Life events such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, or widowhood all have specific financial considerations for women. Last week we talked about planning for retirement. This week we are talking about financial matters when life throws you a curve ball.

    Marriage

  • Teen council members’ projects strengthen community

    Leadership. What is it? When you look up leadership in a Google search you will get more than a million results. I believe a leader must be able to interact, communicate and influence others. That is what members of the Carroll County Teen Council are doing. I am so fortunate to work with these teens who are growing in this area and making a difference in our community.

  • At the Farmers Market - Strawberries

    The Carroll County Farmers Market is in full swing. Many of our local vendors have or will soon have strawberries available.

  • Cattle management tips

    Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Specialist, offers some cattle producers some timely tips in cattle management.

    Spring-calving herd

    Bulls should have a breeding soundness evaluation (BSE) well before the breeding season. They should also receive their annual booster vaccinations and be dewormed.

    Continue supplying a high magnesium mineral until daytime temperatures are consistently above 60 degrees F.

    Improve or maintain body condition (BCS 5) of cows before breeding season starts, if necessary.

  • 4-H camping season nears; North Central 4-H Camp July 3-7

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 14. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun and make new friends.