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Extension

  • Bond Information for producers

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain, Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration is informing cattle producers who have done business with Eastern Livestock Company, LLC, of their rights under the bond provisions of the Packers and Stock-yards Act.

  • Watch out for kitchen fires

    During the holidays and family gatherings, kitchens are used more than normal. Since the kitchen is a common place for fires to start, now is the time to review safety measures to prevent kitchen fires and know what to do if a fire does start.
    Here are some tips to prevent fires and burns:
    • Do not leave food cooking on the burners unattended. “Unattended cooking” is the “number one” cause of cooking fires.
    • Keep flammable materials away from burners and other heat sources.

  • Extension office to close Dec. 21 to Jan. 3 for holidays

    The University of Kentucky has made a decision to shut down non-essential units Dec. 21-23 as a cost-saving measure.

  • Tips can help prevent toy injuries this holiday season

    With the holiday season upon us, many of us are shopping for presents for children.

  • Candy class cancelled; holiday season time to ‘think green’

    I am sorry that I had to cancel our pulled cream candy class. But, our instructor had a sudden serious illness so we could do nothing else. I am planning on re-scheduling after the holidays. This will be a nice and fun wintertime indoor activity. Watch my column and the Extension Homemakers newsletter for the new date.  

  • Holiday candy workshop set

    We are offering a holiday treat! On Tuesday evening, Dec. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. I have asked Myrna Holloway to teach a special workshop on making Pulled Cream at our office. If you remember the puffy pillows of delightful sweetness that we associate with Christmas, and would like to learn to make it, please sign up at the Carroll County Extension office by Friday, Dec. 3. Bring an apron and your holiday spirit!

  • Bedbug problem discussed

    There will be a program about dealing with the bedbug problem that is sweeping the world on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office. The meeting is free and open to the general public but due to invited audience we ask all that might attend to RSVP to the Extension Office at 732-7030 so we make sure we have enough handouts and seats.

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  • Make the right choices when preparing a holiday turkey

    The traditional holiday turkey will be prepared by about 250 million households this year. 

    To make sure that dinner is safer for everyone to enjoy, there are a few safety precautions to take when preparing your next turkey dinner.  Planning ahead will help reduce the risks of foodborne illness at your holiday table.

  • Superfoods help protect us from disease

    Superfoods is a word often heard in the media today. These are foods that go beyond meeting basic nutritional needs, such as calories, vitamins or proteins, to help protect us from the risk of many chronic diseases. Many superfoods are grown in Kentucky including nuts, blueberries, broccoli, spinach, tomatoes and whole grains.

  • Training available to assist with new H2A rules

    The H2A labor program that many of Kentucky’s tobacco, grain, and horticulture producers, along with horse owners use to secure a reliable and legal seasonal labor force has changed once again, thanks to new rules that went into effect on March 15, 2010. The new rules not only rollback many of the program changes that took effect in January 2009, but they also include many new requirements for employers.
     One of the most significant changes in the new H2A rules is the way in which hourly labor rates are calculated for the employees.