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Extension

  • Carroll County 4-H champions advancing to the State Fair

     Recycling: Chelsea Moore

    Acrylic Painting (Jr. Division): Vicente Sanchez

    Crochet: Hannah Welch

    Acrylic Painting (Sr. Division): Jessica Foster

    Sewing (Non clothing item): Hannah Welch

    Watercolor: Jessica Foster

  • Trees play important role in our state, nationwide

    Kentucky has an abundance of trees — about 12.4 million forested acres.

    In Eastern Kentucky, forests are full of dense stands of hardwoods. In Western Kentucky, you are more likely to see a riparian forest along a winding river. In Central Kentucky, stately bur oaks often populate urban landscapes.

    In Carroll County, we have more than 27,000 forested acres — that is 30.4 percent of the total county.

  • Extension gives awards for Carroll County Fair exhibits

    We have more winners from the 2013 Carroll County Fair – our department winners in the exhibit  trailer.  These exhibitors received a beautiful plaque for earning the “most points” for the number of exhibits and placing received in an open class department.  

  • Carroll County Fair successful through help from volunteers

    As I think about last week and all the time that people gave so that our community could experience an event that would be of interest to an entire family, I think of the time that it took to make sure that this event occurred. The Carroll County Fair Board gave many days before the fair began and worked long hours making sure that the fair was an event that people would enjoy.

  • Lightening bugs do more than light up jars for children

    As an Extension agent, the local county fair is one of the biggest events I work with during the year.

    A lot of blood (smash-ed fingers), sweat (it was hot last week) and tears (happy tears—have you ever seen a livestock barn as beautiful as ours?) went in to make our Carroll County Fair a great success. 

    It’s one of the most rewarding weeks I have had to date in this county with the amount of livestock we had, as well as the wonderful 4-H and open exhibits.

  • Summer outdoor activity will make children healthier

     We express a big “thank you” to all the youth and adults who exhibited at the Carroll County Fair last week.

    We are proud of the number of exhibits in the Exhibit Trailer entered by our youth and adults helping us create an array of beautiful exhibits. 

  • 4-H fun at the county fair
  • Enjoy the exhibits, livestock shows during the fair

    We are so very excited about our Extension exhibits at this year’s Carroll County Fair.

    Be sure to stop by to see 4-H and open class exhibits in the exhibit trailer. Also be sure to attend the different livestock shows and animals in the barn. 

    Children exhibiting in 4-H or youth divisions are so proud to see the ribbons they have won. We are so proud of the wonderful open class exhibits showcasing the accomplishments of everyone.    

    Fair champions

  • Providing care for wild animals is dangerous, illegal

    Watching wildlife is a really fun and exciting activity. It can be very enjoyable to watch wildlife in their natural state in our surroundings. This time of year can be especially exciting because the young wild animals can be seen.

    If we are outside, we may come across young wild animals that appear to be abandoned or orphaned. The big question is what should we do about it?

    First and foremost, do not bring the animal in your home for care. This may be the worst thing you can do for these young animals.

  • Soil compaction can create problems in the garden

    Gardening season is in full force with the threat of frost now behind us.  Before the garden went in, we had soil on our minds with testing the soil for fertilizer and lime.  How-ever, now is also a good time to think about your soil.

    I have talked about soil compaction in cropland, but soil compaction also creates an unfriendly growing environment for garden plants. 

    It is a serious problem for many home gardeners.  Thankfully, it is relatively easy to prevent.