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Extension

  • Stinging insect management

    A number of different stinging insects are active during summer and their colonies are approaching peak numbers for the season.

    In many cases, control attempts are dangerous.  If nests are located in or near high-traffic areas, hire a professional who has the proper products and protective equipment for the task.

    Do-it-yourselfers should wait until after the nest has been abandoned in fall to remove it and make adjustments so the site is not used the following year.

  • Measuring fruit and vegetable intake

    From August 1 to Aug. 31, 2015, Kentucky Plate it Up Kentucky Proud is having their annual challenge.

    Plate it up Kentucky Proud’s objective is to increase consumer purchase, preparation, and preservation of Kentucky grown and value-added commodities through marketing and educational collaborations.

    Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter, you can Plate It Up Kentucky Proud using recipes that put a new twist and a new taste on your favorite Kentucky Proud foods.

  • Carroll County 4-H shooting sports hosted Shoot-a-Thon
  • Christmas in July
  • How to select sunglasses

    Wearing sunglasses in the middle of summer may seem like a no-brainer, but not all sunglasses provide protection from ultraviolet rays, and not all adults wear them like they should. According to The Vision Council, 65 percent of American adults view a pair of sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a health necessity. One in four adults rarely or never wear sunglasses when going outside, with millennials, adults born between 1981 and 1996, being the least likely to wear sunglasses always or often.

  • Carroll County 4-H sends 58 to summer camp

    Kentucky 4-H Summer Camps offer an array of activities for youth. They can catch everything from fish to butterflies; identify trees and critters during nature hikes; learn to swim; use a canoe; take part in shooting sports; make arts and crafts; and participate in challenge courses. Youth also have the chance to sing and dance, make new friends and have fun.

  • Steps to safely and effectively remove mold from a building

    Torrential rains and the resulting flood damage that occurred this month left a path of destruction for some homeowners across Kentucky. Sunny skies and warm temperatures help to expedite clean-up efforts, but with high-moisture content in the air, conditions are ripe for the growth of mold and fungi in waterlogged buildings. It takes special care to safely and effectively remove mold from a flood-damaged building.

  • How to select sunglasses

    Wearing sunglasses in the middle of summer may seem like a no-brainer, but not all sunglasses provide protection from ultraviolet rays, and not all adults wear them like they should. According to The Vision Council, 65 percent of American adults view a pair of sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a health necessity. One in four adults rarely or never wear sunglasses when going outside, with millennials, adults born between 1981 and 1996, being the least likely to wear sunglasses always or often.

  • Smart snacks for families
  • Flood water contaminated fruits/vegetables unsafe for consumption

     The flash flooding we have experienced recently can take a toll on a vegetable garden, and gardeners should consider how floodwaters could affect the garden.

    The first consideration for the gardener would be the source of the floodwaters. Rain water or water from a potable water source or uncontaminated source does not carry the same potential hazards as water from a river, septic field or other potentially contaminated source.