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Extension

  • Extension Homemakers honored at Area Meeting

    Several Carroll County Extension Homemaker members won awards at the Northern Kentucky Extension Homemakers annual meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 15 in Erlanger.

    The following members received first place in the following cultural arts: pen and ink drawing, Mary Ann Mitchell of Camp-bellsburg; mixed media jewelry, Jennie Smith of Milton; oil painting, Cookie Louden of Carrollton; acrylic painting, Brenda Price of Carrollton; decorative painting, Mary Ann Mitchell; and appliqued quilt, Cookie Louden.

  • Stephenson earns top honors in state livestock show

    Levi Stephenson is a Carroll County 4-H member who has earned the honor of being on the State Livestock Judging Team.

    What a wonderful young man who has served our county well. Last week, Levi and the Kent-ucky team participated in the Keystone International Livestock Exposition where the team scored the second highest team in the competition.

    Levi was the top individual in the junior contest, scoring 832 points.

    There were 22 collegiate, 4-H and FFA teams, with 107 members. They judged classes of cattle, swine and sheep, and presented reasons.

  • Make wise costume choices to keep children at holiday

    Candy, costumes and frights! It’s fall again, and Hallo-ween is upon us. If you are getting your child’s costume ready or helping your grandchildren or other children get ready, remember these tips:

    • Children’s costumes should be made from flame retardant material. If children will be wearing a homemade costume, treat the fabric will a flame retardant spray.

    • Include a light reflector on the costume. If one is not on the costume, sew or glue one on.

  • Kentucky Beef Cattle Market update

    Both fall 2013 and spring 2014 feeder cattle futures have added more than $5 per hundredweight, or cwt, since early September.  Prices for feeders in Kentucky have been very impressive with many groups of 7wts well into the $150s and several groups of 8wts well into the $140’s.

    It is impossible to estimate carry right now, because the CME Feeder Cattle Index has not been available since the end of September.  However, November and January continue to trade at a $1 to $1.50 premium to October, suggesting a late peak in the feeder cattle market.

  • Reduce risk of prussic-acid poisoning in pastures

    The beginning of fall and cooler temperatures bring warm visions of pumpkins, mums and hot apple cider. But fall also brings an increased risk of prussic-acid poisoning in ruminants.

    This condition also is known as cyanide, hydrogen-cyanide or hydrocyanic-acid poisoning.

  • Be wary of heating-assistance, home-repair scammers this fall

    With the fall weather here, Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and Community Action Kentucky warn consumers who need heating assistance to be wary of scams.

    “Many consumers seeking home heating assistance are elderly or vulnerable citizens who are at high risk for scams,” Conway said in a news release.

    Beware of scam artists soliciting by phone or e-mail, offering assistance for a fee or asking for your personal information. Do not provide information to them. Do not respond to such offers, as they are scams.

  • 4-H program almost ready to start at schools in county

    It won’t be long until 4-H will be taught at Cartmell Elementary and in afterschool programs at Kathryn Winn Primary and the Carroll County Middle School. Many lessons will be taught during the school day, but remember 4-H can go beyond the classroom.

  • Tent to feature Extension, 4-H and other local groups

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service is hosting a tent at the 2013 Tobacco Festival in Carrollton, Oct. 3-5.

    In this year’s tent, we will spotlight each area of the Cooperative Extension Service through demonstrations and informational sessions. 

    On Thursday night, Oct. 3, we will provide an introduction of the Extension Service, explaining our role in the community and highlighting what the rest of the weekend will bring.  A schedule of our events will be posted throughout the festival.

  • Diabetes support group to learn about body language

    At the Thursday, Oct. 10, meeting of the It’s About You! Diabetes Support Group, the program will be “Your Body Language is Telling.”

    The session runs from 10 a.m. to noon at the Exten-sion office.

    Body language can support or clarify what you are saying verbally, or it can negate or lessen a verbal message. We invite residents with diabetes or others interested to attend this monthly meeting. A light sampling a food with lower carbohydrates, fat or sugar will be provided. 

    Texiles update

  • Extensions’ forestry fall webinar series begins Oct. 1

    Carroll County woodland owners and other interested individuals are invited to attend the Forestry Fall Webinar Series at the Carroll County Extension Office beginning Oct. 1.

    The Forestry Fall Webinar Series is an excellent opportunity for woodland owners and those with an interest in forestry to get a significant amount of information in a relatively short time, without having to drive great distances to attend.

    The webinar will start at 7 p.m., last about one hour, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The first topic will be tree identification.