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Extension

  • 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.

  • Reduce the risk of falling; help kids in military families

    The risk of falling and being seriously injured from a fall increases with age, but anyone can take a fall resulting in a minor or even a bad injury. I invite you to attend the program, “Don’t Let Falls Get You Down” at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow afternoon at the Carroll County Extension office. Kate Vaught, our Campbell County Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent will teach us how to lower our risk of falling – anywhere, anytime or at any age.

  • Extension program: Don’t let the bed bugs bite

    Due to the increase in volume of calls to the health department there will be an educational meeting on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension Office.
    The program will have information about prevention, what to do if you find bed bugs and the legal aspects of dealing of dealing with chemicals and pest companies. Due to the potential size of the audience, please RSVP to the Extension 0ffice by calling 732-7030. This program is free and open to the public. More information about the critters is below.

  • Meeting offers ways to prevent falls from getting people down

    Do you have an elderly relative that you are fearful might someday fall and injure him or herself? Is this somebody you?
    Yes, the risk of falling and being seriously injured in a fall increases with age, but most adults are not falling because of age. Anyone can take a serious fall and be injured.
    Join us Thursday, Nov. 11 for a program, “Don’t Let Falls Get You Down” at 1:30 p.m. at the Carroll County Extension office. This is the Extension Homemakers November lesson, but all interested residents are invited to attend.