• Help your teen navigate peer pressure

    The teenage years can be rough on teens and on parents, as young people strive for independence and parents learn how and when to let go. One of the most common stresses put on teens is peer pressure. While they want to be independent, they do seek acceptance from their peers.

  • 4-H State Fair winners announced

    It’s time to praise the 4-H youth of Carroll County who participated in the Kentucky State Fair and won many awards. Sixty-three projects were judged. Carroll County had four champions, 35 blue ribbons, 14 red ribbons and five white ribbons, and country ham projects yet to be judged. Country ham participants were Cameron Darnold, Adam Froman, Luke Heveline, Abigail Rose, Andrea Searcy, Evan Searcy, Clara Tuttle, Cyrus Tuttle and Madeline Watts.

    The following 4-H’ers won ribbons at the state fair:

  • 4-H Rifle Practice
  • Family meals – think 5 per week

    The Norman Rockwell painting of the family sitting around the dinner table seems to have been relegated to bygone days. The busier we get, the harder it is to have a family meal.

    According to a recent study conducted by Columbia University, some of the benefits of sitting down to a family meal include greater school success, instilling family values and dealing with weight concerns. 

  • Ky. State Fair runs Aug. 20-30

    We are in the third full week of August, and do you know what that means?

    It’s State Fair time!

    Today marks the opening of the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville. Located at the Kentucky Fair Exposition Center, 937 Phillips Lane, Louisville, the State Fair runs from Aug. 20-30.

    With all the sights and sounds, the State Fair has something for every member of the family:

    Livestock Shows

  • Taking Aim

    4-H Shooting Sports wraps up its year with a fun shoot, Aug. 5. Twenty Carroll County Top Shots members will be competing at the state meet September 12-13 in Wilmore and Berea, Ky.

  • New credit card changes will better protect consumers

    Almost half of all credit card fraud in the world occurs in the United States. Consumers have recently become more aware of this problem as a number of large retailers have reported data breaches. Fortunately, credit card companies have taken action.

  • Late summer/early fall best time for cool grasses

    The period from late summer into early fall in Kentucky is the best time to establish the common cool-season grasses such as orchardgrass, tall fescue, timothy and bluegrass for pasture or hay. These four grasses make up 95 percent of pasture acreage.

    Many years of research have shown this time frame is the best opportunity for successful establishment. Mother Nature has a hand in this because seed produced in late spring remains dormant until late summer and then early fall rainfall provides the moisture necessary for the seed to germinate.

  • A variety of activities are available this year for 4-Hers

    It’s time to get signed up for the many projects that the 4-H program has to offer. Please look over the schedule, and if your child wants to be a part of these programs, call (502) 732-7030 and put your child’s name and age on the list. The purpose of signing up beforehand is so we will have enough materials for the child. 

    Many of these projects will be entered into the county fair where ribbons and money can be earned. If you have not picked up your projects from this year’s fair, please stop by the office and pick up your check and your item.

  • Stinging insect management

    A number of different stinging insects are active during summer and their colonies are approaching peak numbers for the season.

    In many cases, control attempts are dangerous.  If nests are located in or near high-traffic areas, hire a professional who has the proper products and protective equipment for the task.

    Do-it-yourselfers should wait until after the nest has been abandoned in fall to remove it and make adjustments so the site is not used the following year.