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  • Ky. Ag tag program supports 4-H, FFA and Kentucky Proud

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky over 256,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking,through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference, and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Does honey help a sore throat?

    Being a backyard beekeeper, I do enjoy the many benefits of having fresh honey at my disposal, which I have many uses for besides sweetening my tea. For me, a teaspoon of honey soothes my sore throat, but I do like to see research to back up some of my home remedies.

    There are many different products sold over-the-counter that help with the coughs that typically occur during this time of year. New research is showing that the use of honey can be used as an alternative to regular cough medicine.

  • Make a plan for what to do with your extra savings

    Whether it’s lower gas prices, tax refunds or anytime you find yourself with extra money, it is important to develop a plan for the money. Below are some scenarios to maximize your benefit of your tax refund or any windfalls you might be experiencing.

  • ‘UK Week’ celebrates the college’s 150th anniversary

    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the University of Kentucky, and next week is being proclaimed as “UK Week” across the Commonwealth.

    The University of Kentucky was founded on Feb. 22, 1865 as the Agricultural and Mechanical (A&M) College of Kentucky under the Morrill Land Grant Act.

  • A guideline for choosing a tax preparer

    It’s tax time! If you made about $52,427 or less you can go to a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site and have your taxes prepared free.  However, if you can’t find a VITA site or choose to go to a commercial tax preparer, be sure to do the following:

    1. Select a tax preparer that you can contact later in case the IRS has questions about your tax return.

  • Groups join forces to offer hunter safety education
  • Management techniques can aid in calf profitability

    Heifer development is very important to consider in a cow-calf operation.  Properly managing yearling heifer reproduction is the first step toward reproductive efficiency and profitability.

    A vital goal to reach for is to manage heifers so they will conceive early by reducing the age of puberty, shortening the time from puberty to conception, and increasing fertility.

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  • Plan now to control spring landscape scale insects

    Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow earlier this week, meaning six more weeks of winter, but there is an upside to that prediction…there are only six more weeks of winter!

    Spring will be here before we know it, and the pests that come with it will be sure to make their presence known as well.

  • Household budgeting leads to long-term financial stability

    At the end of the month, do you wonder what happened to your money? Are you regularly tempted to spend when you have a few extra dollars in your pocket? Spending and savings habits are directly linked to financial stability. Understanding how and where you spend money is important for financial success, especially in tough economic times.

    One important step for managing your household budget is to formulate a spending plan for your money. Use the following steps to develop your family’s spending plan: