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Extension

  • Shooting sports team earns awards

    What a wonderful event that our 4-H Shooting Sports team participated in this weekend.

    The green t-shirt read “Get up there and shoot good” was a famous quote from Tom Dapron, certified coach for Carroll County 4-H Shooting Sports, that the members had printed on their shirts.

    Saturday was a great day for four 4-H shooting sports members who traveled to Wilmore, Ky., to compete in the State 4-H Shooting Contest where there were 1,400 4-H members from across the state participating in the event.

    The four Hs

  • Conditions may be favorable for fall infestation of pests

    Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Ken-tucky.  However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states.

    There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.

  • Conditions may be favorable for fall infestation of pests

    Despite the mild winter experienced through much of the nation, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Ken-tucky.  However, as the summer season continued, weather patterns made it favorable for insects to begin migration, especially in southern states.

    There have been reports of increasing numbers in the corn earworm, fall armyworm and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops.

  • This year’s Senior Event was truly a ‘Picnic in the Park’

    We had another successful Senior Event Thursday night beginning with a welcome by Mayor Gene McMurry and posting of the colors by the Carroll County High School Honor Guard. We knew everyone was enjoying themselves from the big smiles and laughter throughout the evening.

    The picnic food was very good – including the watermelon served at the watermelon stand. It was just right for a picnic.

  • Annual senior event features picnic at city’s Point Park

    A “Senior Picnic at the Point” is the theme for the 2012 Carroll County Senior Event tomorrow evening.

    We invite all senior citizens to participate in an evening of fun, good food, games and entertainment plus enjoy socializing with old friends and meeting new. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. followed by a delicious picnic served at 5:30 p.m.

    Guests may participate in games or just sit back and enjoy the music. We also invite our guests to have a photo taken as a remembrance of the evening.

  • County conservation district holds wildlife habitat field day

    The Carroll County Conservation District will be holding a field day on Sept. 20 at 5:30 p.m. The field day, located at the Four Mile Creek Outdoor Class-room in Carroll County, will be focused on wildlife habitat.

  • New 4-H agent says thanks for a very warm welcome

    As I sit here thinking about the last three weeks, I have nothing but great things to say about Carroll County. 

    Thank you so much for welcoming me into your community. You certainly have a wonderful staff at the Cooperative Extension office. 

  • ‘Learn with us!’ at Kentucky Proud ‘Plate it Up’ event Sept. 6

    Are you looking for new ways to prepare Kentucky fruits and vegetables?

    Rosie Allen, Gallatin County family and consumer sciences Extension agent, will present a fun learning and demonstration program called “Plate it Up” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    Included will be information on produce selection and storage tips, plus why fruits and vegetables are so important to your health and our Kentucky economy.

    Every-one attending will receive several recipes. This will be a fun time for everyone.

  • Plan next year’s crops now to reduce threat of several tobacco diseases

    With the 2012 tobacco growing season wrapping up, growers are working hard to get their crops into the barns.

    On one hand, the dry conditions of this past summer have kept leaf diseases such as frogeye and target spot in check, and we have not seen any blue mold across the state.

    On the other hand, we saw more black shank and Fusarium wilt across the state than we have for the past three to four years.

  • USDA offers grant for ‘value added’ agricultural producers

    Kentucky agricultural producers who are adding value to what they are producing, either through processing or marketing, may be eligible for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Value Added Producer grant.

    Independent producers, farmer cooperatives, agricultural-producer groups, and majority-controlled producer-based businesses are eligible to apply for the grant.

    Special consideration is given to beginning farmers, socially disadvantaged farmers and small- and medium-sized family farms.