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Extension

  • 4-H camping season nears; North Central 4-H Camp July 3-7

    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.

  • Financial considerations for women: Planning for life’s major events

    Over the course our lives, our financial needs change. Marriage, growing a family, divorce, retirement, and widowhood present women with new financial circumstances. Despite making great strides, women typically earn less than men and work fewer years as a result of leaving the workplace to raise children or care for elderly parents. As a result, women often have contributed less to retirement savings accounts and Social Security compared to men. Therefore, women need to be proactive in managing their finances and preparing for future life events.

    Planning for retirement

  • Family farm transitions are an important issue to discuss

    The average age of farmers in Kentucky is increasing, and over the next several years, many farm families will consider transitioning their farm to the next generation. The decision of when and how to begin the farm transition process can be a difficult topic to discuss.

    It is important to realize that at some point every farm business will experience a transfer of ownership, either with or without owner participation. The farm business can transfer in one of two ways: either as a viable farm business or as a set of assets.

  • Distracted Driving–Not just Teen’s

    With summer coming and school being out soon, there will be more and more traffic on the roads. Being aware of drivers around you and being extra careful will help cut down on accidents and could save your life.

    It is estimated that one in four car crashes involve cell phone use. There are many myths regarding cell phone use and driving. Many people know that using cell phones to text while driving is dangerous, but many underestimate the danger that is still present when using the cell phone for a conversation while driving.

  • Clues for next 4-H Clover hunt; Project Day is Saturday, May 13

    As you know, Andrea Searcy wrote a grant to market 4-H as well as downtown Carrollton businesses.

    So far, the businesses that have supported 4-H with this grant have been Artful Gifts, Glauber’s Sporting Goods and Down on Main. The clues below describe this week’s business. There are three clovers hidden in this business. If you find a clover, the prizes are a $25 gift certificate for you to spend in the business, a 4-H camp scholarship (value $200), or a pass to the Carroll County Fair which includes rides.

    Here are the clues:

  • New summer cooking program to begin May 9

    I will be hosting a new cooking program called “Lunch and Learn” starting on May 9th. The program will run for six months on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. It will be held at the Extension Office starting at 12:10 and running to 12:50. The premise of the program is for you to bring your lunch at noon and while you eat, I will be demonstrating new food recipes. The recipes will correspond with items you will be able to get fresh at the grocery store or at the Farmers Market.

  • tudents learn during Extension’s Recipes for Life

    Carroll County Cooperative Extension hosted a program for all fifth-graders from Cartmell Elementary School called “Recipes For Life.”

    Thanks to Superintendent Bill Hogan and Bus Transportation Director Nadena Mahoney for organizing bus transportation to bring the students to the Extension office.

  • Derby brings attention to horse racing, Kentucky

    Flowers in bloom, the sound of hooves thundering down the track, the whinny of a horse, the big and colorful hats, the taste of Derby Pie, the sweet sounds of “My Old Ken-tucky Home” playing in the background, the bugle call to the post, and “They’re off in the running of the 143rd Kentucky Derby!”

    May is a very special time in Kentucky, and although this year’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby may be a little on the rainy and cool side, there is nothing like it in the world.

  • Shooting sports to begin its 2017 schedule on April 11

    Carroll County 4-H shooting sports is off to a great start. Not only do we have adult volunteers who are certified coaches, but we also have teens who are certified.

    Those certified for the shotgun program are Adam Froman, John Logan Glauber and Kinley Huesman. They will explain the rules for shotgun.

    Certified for the archery program is Madeline Watts. Although Madeline is not pictured at archery class, this picture will give you an idea of how much Madeline loves the outdoors.

  • RiverView Farmers Market opens in Carrollton May 3

    Wednesday, May 3 begins the 2017 season for the RiverView Farmers Market in Carroll County.

    Farm-ers markets are a great opportunity to support our local agricultural producers.

    Buying local puts a face on your food and creates a connection between the consumer and farmer. It also gives you the chance to be “Kentucky Proud.”

    Kentucky Proud stands for products with roots in Kentucky soil. Kentucky Proud foods are raised, grown or processed in Kentucky by Kentuckians.