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Extension

  • Termite swarms inside home signal infestation

    Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates, and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, we may see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside our home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, we often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

    Winged ants are also common in springtime. By examining the insect, you can determine whether it is a termite or an ant:

  • Personal protection and awareness key to avoiding ticks

    As we move more outside in the warmer temperatures that are arriving, there are some little creatures that might be out there to greet us: ticks.

    Lone star ticks and American dog ticks are the key species in Kentucky with regards to nuisance and disease potential.

  • Project days scheduled

    What do 4-H members do on their Spring Break?  They attend project days to get things ready to enter into the county fair.  Gourd painting was held on Monday, beginning sewing on Wednesday and paper craft on Friday.

    Upcoming  dates

    Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m., Extension Office, Wood Science,  Call and get your name on the list

    Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 p.m., Extension Office, Horse project meeting

  • Farmers markets have numerous benefits

    Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn.  While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at your local farmers market. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community. 

  • Camping season nears

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 14. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun, and make new friends.

  • Fish consumption advisories, what it means

    Recently, the Kentucky Departments for Environmental Protection, Health Services and Fish and Wildlife Resources jointly issued a fish consumption advisory in Kentucky.

  • While beautiful, ‘Bradford’ pear trees can pose a danger to homeowners

    Over the past couple of weeks, have you noticed the brilliant white blossoms on trees that seem to be everywhere?

    Oh, what beautiful trees!

    Well…not so much.

    This tree species is incredibly invasive, and it is all thanks to an unfortunately popular landscape tree:  the Callery pear, or “Bradford” pear, as it is commonly called.

  • Does using coated legume seed benefit farmers?

    Dr. Ray Smith, UK Forage Extension Specialist, offers information on coated seed:

  • April is Month of the Military Child

    Since 1986, April has been named Month of the Military Child. This awareness month was created to highlight the important roles children play in the military community.

  • Upcoming 4-H activity dates

    Students, check with the school to see if you can ride the bus to the Extension office.   Bus No. 157 comes by the Extension office.

    Thursday, March 31, 3:30 p.m. Extension Office  - Jewelry materials will be furnished – but if you want to select your own beads you may bring them with you. (No pony beads)

    Monday, April 4, 10 a.m., Extension Office - Gourd Painting, call and get your name on the list