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  • Shooting Sports celebrates Father’s Day at the range

    Father’s Day was an exciting day for me being the 4-H agent for Carroll County.

    Every Sunday the shooting sports program has trap shooting on the property of Becky Kinman behind Kinman Chevrolet. (Thank you so much, Becky, for allowing Carroll County 4-H the opportunity to use your facility). June 18, was Father’s Day, and fathers and grandfathers joined the youth at the shooting range. What a great way to spend time with their children!

  • Getting the thrill of grilling

    With the Fourth of July this coming week, there will be many people outdoors grilling hamburgers, barbecued chicken or vegetables throughout the neighborhood, reminding us of the thrill of grilling out. Just about any food that can be broiled or roasted can be cooked on a grill.

  • Tips on gardening, weed control

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens, but after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it.  Of course it is!

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table.  Let us consider some approaches to tackling weeds in our gardens.

  • Getting the thrill of grilling

    With the Fourth of July this coming week, there will be many people outdoors grilling hamburgers, barbecued chicken or vegetables throughout the neighborhood, reminding us of the thrill of grilling out. Just about any food that can be broiled or roasted can be cooked on a grill.

  • Herbst thanks volunteers, participants in livestock shows

    What excellent 4-H/Open Livestock Shows we had this year at the Carroll County Fair!

    This year’s shows included dairy cattle, dairy goat, beef cattle, poultry, rabbit, swine, dog, sheep, meat goat, and horse. Ten great shows in seven days!

    I would like to send my most sincere thanks to the following volunteers that helped us this year:

  • 4-H leaders attend annual conference

    Five 4-H teens attended the Kentucky 4-H Teen Conference last week in Lexington, Ky., on the campus of the University of Kentucky. They each attended workshops where they learned new skills to bring back to Carroll County and teach to younger 4-H members.

  • Darnold wins first at Henry Co.
  • Moving on to the 2017 State Fair

    These Carroll County 4-H projects are moving on to the Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 17-27, in Louisville.

  • Buchanan competes in District No. 3 horse show

    Cassidy Buchanan competed in the District No. 3 4-H Horse Show June 4, at Lakeside Arena in Frankfort, Ky. She qualified for the Kentucky State Horse Show in all six classes. The state show will be July 2, in Louisville.

    Cassidy and Ten LS Splendor’s Black Velvet were District No. 3 4-H Show Reserve Champion with a blue Danish in jumpers 34 inches and below with three clear rounds of seven jumps each and a time of 31 seconds. Cassidy and Faibens Feeling Inside placed fourth with a blue Danish and a clear round in hunter-senior.

  • At the farmers market: broccoli

    With June comes the start of summer and an abundance of fresh produce available at the River View Farmers Market. An in-season produce you may not necessarily associate with late spring and early summer is broccoli.

    Broccoli actually has two growing seasons in Kentucky. Kentucky growers began harvesting their first crop in May and will continue to harvest through early July. The second season ends with a harvest in the late fall.