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Extension

  • Rain can increase problem insects

    Several insects thrive and arrive after prolonged rains.  Expect an increase in accidental invaders, including spiders, millipedes, centipedes, sowbugs/pillbugs, gnats, and springtails that enter structures in response to high water or extend their of activity because of humidity and dampness.

  • Childhood obesity can have long-term health effects

    In the past 30 years the number of obese children has tripled.

    Children become overweight when they do not get enough activity for the amount of calories they eat and eat foods that are not as healthy.  Unfort-unately, being obese will affect children’s short and long term health. As a parent, it is up to you to help your children eat healthy and get enough exercise so they can maintain a healthy weight.

    Here are some immediate effects of obesity for children:

  • Beware of the myths of lightning on stormy days

    It has sure been wet over this past week in Carroll County.  The local Mesonet system has recorded 2.11 inches in just the first seven days of July.  Last year, we saw 2.36 inches for the entire month.

    With these rains can come lightning, and safety precautions need to be taken.

    Check out some of the myths and facts about lightning:

    Myth: Lightning never strikes the same place twice.

  • Learn Christmas crafts at workshop; enjoy blueberries

     Carroll County Extension Homemakers will host a Christmas in July Workshop from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Thursday, July 25. Registration with fees due by July 19.

    Five holiday crafts will be taught: radiant star, Santa yo-yo hanging, folded Christ-mas tree, a yo-yo tree and origami holiday flowers.

    For registration information, stop by or call the Carroll County Extension office at (502) 732-7030, or e-mail me at gangotti@uky.edu. We invite all interested people to attend.

    Diabetes support
    group tomorrow

  • Senior event 2013 to feature railroad theme

    The Carroll County Senior Event planning team announces that this year’s event on Thursday, Sept. 12, at Point Park in Carrollton will bring back memories of when the railroad and trains regularly ran through Carrollton, Worthville, Sparta and other points from Covington to Louisville and beyond. Yes, “It’s Train Time!”

    This year our senior citizens will enjoy great music, food and entertainment in tune with our railroad theme.

     

    Old memorabilia wanted  

  • Tips for successfully breeding cows

    This is a critical time for getting cows breeding. Cows should be on good pasture with clover and preferably low endophyte levels in fescue for the spring breeding season. Keep pastures vegetative by clipping or making hay. Cows should have abundant shade and water; heat stress can ruin the breeding season.

  • 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.