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  • 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.

  • Take an active interest in your child’s school work

    As a new school year starts, now is the time to develop some good habits to be the best supporter of your child’s learning that you can be. No, that doesn’t mean doing homework for your child. Here are some wise suggestions that help your child learn. By following these tips, you show your child that you are interested helping him or her succeed in school and, in turn be successful throughout his whole life.

  • Take time to visit the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 17-27

    We are in the third full week of Aug., 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. 17 to Aug. 27.

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

  • Herbst outlines soybean diseases farmers could see

    Symptoms of some foliar soybean diseases are starting to become apparent. Variety susceptibility, field history, and weather conditions all play a role in the incidence and severity of foliar diseases of soybean, so scouting is important. Here are some of the foliar diseases to keep an eye on:

    Septoria Brown Spot

  • Corn is harvested in July and August in Kentucky

    For some of us, eating fresh corn off the cob is one of our top summertime, food-related experiences. Corn is one of the many great offerings at the Carroll County Farmers Market this month.

    Farmers harvest corn in July and August in Kentucky. You can boil, steam, roast, microwave or grill it. It is naturally sweet so try to avoid using butter, salt or other seasonings that make it unhealthy. Instead, flavor with fresh lemon or lime juice, or season it with fresh herbs like thyme, paprika, garlic powder or black pepper.

  • 44 shooting at state; Doyle thanks coaches, parents

    As you know, the Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is gearing up for state and are we ready!

    This past Sunday we had two trap shooters hit 25 out of 25 – WOW. It is a custom for the other members of the team to shoot the cap of the member who gets a perfect score. So Cameron Darnold had his cap shot numerous times as shown in the picture. Luke Heveline also had a perfect score and did not wear a cap so his cap will be shot by the team members next Sunday.

  • Manage your woodlands just like your crops

    Maximizing every bit of profit from your farm is a key to success. As a landowner, one thing that may not be at the top of your mind is your farm’s woodlands, but you should manage them just like crops, fields, gardens or other agricultural endeavors.

  • 4-H grows children into young leaders

    “A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” - Forest E. Witcraft.

  • Extension Homemakers – The place to be

    It is the time of year again that the Carroll County Extension Homemakers are recruiting new members. The association is a volunteer organization that works with the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service to help improve the quality of life for families and Kentucky communities through leadership development, service and education. Any full or part-time homemaker, male or female, teenager or senior citizen and in-between may belong.