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  • Have a safe tailgating experience

    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.

  • Some insects looking for a late season ‘sweet fix’

    Fallen, rotting fruit, along with plants infested with aphids and other sap-feeding insects, attract yellow jackets, hornets, paper wasps, bees and flies looking for a late season “sweet fix.”

    Let us look at some ways to try to reduce their numbers:

    Sanitation is an important management technique to limit the attractiveness of our homes and yards to these flying insects.

  • Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.

  • Teens get a taste of court life

    A 15-year-old Carroll County juvenile was sentenced Aug. 30, for underage drinking. But this was a unique situation. This was a mock trial for the newly created Carroll County Teen Court, where teens served as the prosecution, defense, jury and bailiff in a case before District Court Judge Elizabeth Chandler.

    While this may have been for practice, it was the last that would be pretend, as the Teen Court will begin hearing real cases in September.

  • Carroll 4-Hers win at state fair

    The Kentucky State Fair has ended, and Carroll County 4-H was in the spotlight.

  • Tips on how to make your own salsa

    Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year.

    To safely can salsa at home, you have to use proper food preservation techniques. If preserved incorrectly, the salsa could not only taste bad but also result in botulism, a deadly food-borne illness caused by toxins produced by bacteria in the canned food.

  • Limit weaning stress for calves

    Weaning is usually a stressful time of year for calves. Limiting weaning stress in beef calves can increase their daily gain. Calves often experience four types of stress: physical, environmental, social, and nutritional. Practicing proper management can help them avoid or minimize stress.

  • Attention cattle producers: Timely tips for your cow herd

    Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Professor for the University of Kentucky offers cattle producers his “Timely tips” for the cow herd:

    Spring-calving cow herd

  • Grandparents raising grandchildren becoming more prevalent

    In the state of Kentucky, approximately 90,000 children under the age of 18 live with grandparents. (According to the 2015 census) Some grandparents have full custody, while others serve as parents on a less restricted basis.

    About 60 percent of grandparent caregivers are grandmothers and 40 percent are grandfathers. More than 75 percent are between 45 and 64 years old and are still in the workforce.

  • Carroll County 4-H’ers compete at the state fair

    The Kentucky State Fair is underway, and Carroll County 4-H members are letting people know that Carroll County has some mighty fine youth.

     Jackson Marsh competed in the state dog show on Sunday, Aug. 13, and received a red ribbon. This was Jackson’s first time showing Ben (his dog). Jackson did everything perfectly, but Ben did not want to sit. But it was really fun to watch, and Jackson did great.