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Extension

  • ‘New face in town’ offers lesson on Extension history

    Rumor has it there is a new girl in town.

    I hear she is young, but energetic.  People tell me she is a third-generation agriculture agent, who attended school at the University of Kentucky and is a genuine people person. 

    Furthermore, I hear she’s working with the 4-H program as well. The talk is that she is honored to be in Carroll County, and eager to do all she can to assist its residents.

  • Sales closing dates for USDA Crop Insurance Programs approaching

    FSA State Executive Director John W. McCauley reminds Kentucky producers who wish to purchase a Federal crop insurance program policy for the 2012 crop year, of the following final fall sales closing dates:

    • Barley, Sept. 30

    • Wheat – Sept. 30

  • Extension Homemakers travel to Grant; families enjoy more meals at home

    Extension Homemaker members will travel to Grant County on Tuesday, Oct. 11 for their annual meeting with the other seven counties in the Northern Kentucky Area.

    “Salute Extension Homemakers” is the theme of this year’s meeting. Guest speaker is retired 1st Sgt. Pamela J.B. Luce, LPCC. Luce has a varied military career and currently serves on the board of directors of the Veterans Program Trust Fund.

    Special guest pianist is Agnes Beach Johnson, also know as, “The Doll Lady.”

  • Agricultural Investment Program approved for Carroll County

    At its August business meeting, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Gov. Steve Beshear, approved $145,000 in agricultural development funds to establish a County Agricultural Investment Program here.

    The directors of the Carroll County Agriculture Development Fund Inc.  submitted a proposal to the county’s Agricultural Development Council and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Board to provide cost-share incentives to area farmers.

  • Program offers insight on adopting a gluten-free diet

    It is estimated that one in 133 Americans have gluten sensitivity or celiac disease today.

    Today at noon at the Exten-sion office, Diane Mason, RN, the Boone County Exten-sion agent for family and consumer sciences, will teach a program, “Going without Gluten.” There is no cost to attend. This is the September Extension Homemakers’ lesson, but everyone interested is invited to attend.

  • NAS sponsors e-waste recycling for computer equipment

    With the onset of autumn and school activities, many folks are initiating fall cleaning and may be discovering old computers, video games systems, TVs, printers, cell phones, stereos, batteries, etc that are no longer used or do not work.  

  • Vegas to shine at the Point for this year’s senior event

    It’s Vegas at the Point – for a full evening of “glitz and glamour” and “good food and entertainment” at this year’s senior event Thurs-day, Sept. 15. I hope all senior citizens reading this will come out to the senior event tomorrow evening at Point Park. The gates open at 4:30 p.m. followed by a delicious Vegas feast.

  • Ice cream social, yard sale planned by Homemakers

    Carroll County Extension Homemakers invite members and others interested in joining its Ice Cream Social and Yard Sale from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the Carroll County Extension office.

    Delicious ice cream with special toppings and cookies will be served. 

    Exten-sion Home-makers’ President Gloria Lindsay extends a special invitation to women who may be interested in joining or just want to learn more about the programs and activities in which members are involved. She also encourages members to invite a friend to attend.

  • Weight the Reality Series starts Sept. 7 for 10 weeks

    Starting next Wednesday, Sept. 7 and running through Nov. 10, we will be teaching our fall 10-week “Weight, the Reality Series” from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Service office, 500 Floyd Drive, Carrollton.

    I have taught this series for several years and recently been fortunate to have Becky Wilson, R.N., of Three Rivers District Health Department working with me so I have a medical professional who understands any underlying medical concerns that our participants may have.

  • Proper food choices promote better health for children

    With a new school year, you can pack your child’s lunch and  send your child to class with safe and healthy lunches with these easy tips.