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  • Building “grand” fathers – Happy Father’s Day

    Many of us have fond memories of our grandfathers… the stories, the candy, the fishing lessons and life lessons we learn while visiting them are things we treasure and carry with us throughout our lives. But as family dynamics have changed, more and more grandfathers are finding the old adage of “spoil them rotten and send them home” no longer a reality. In fact, around 2.4 million grandparents across the United States are now raising their grandchildren.

  • Eighty 4-H projects heading to state
  • Take time to appreciate Kentucky’s dairy farmers

    From our county fair to the arrival of summer, June is a special time of the year. Do you know what else we celebrate this month? The dairy farmer! June is national dairy month and it is a great time for us to talk about cows and Kentucky dairy farmers.

  • Stop by 4-H exhibit hall, livestock barn at the fair

    If you haven’t had time to visit the Carroll County Fair this week, it is still open through Saturday night. The Carnival rides have been great and the Livestock Barn has been busy with lots of 4-H and open livestock shows. There have been Pageants and music on the big stage along with events in the ring. Pick up a fair catalog to see what events are still scheduled for the rest of the week.

    The Exhibit Building has many items displayed from local and surrounding areas. Participants have brought in their best items to display for everyone to see.

  • Children need sun safety, too

    I hope everyone had a safe and exciting Memorial Day. After being outside most of the weekend with our granddaughter, I thought it would be a good time to remind everyone about Sun Safety for our children. It’s often said that the habits children learn at a young age carry over to adulthood. Safe sun exposure should be included in those healthy habits.

  • Joyce offers tips on how to attract butterflies

    Young people often list butterflies among their favorite insects. Planting flowers these insects prefer can help attract more butterflies to your garden. Asking your 4-H’er to help gives you the opportunity to share gardening skills with them and helps instill in them an appreciation for these colorful insects and nature.

  • Open Exhibits due Thursday; County fair June 2-10

    Tomorrow marks opening day of the 2017 Carroll County Fair!

    This morning, from 9 a.m. to noon, Open Exhibits are being accepted at the Exhibit Hall at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Exhibits will be judged this afternoon and open to the public for display at the Exhibit Hall starting Saturday, June 3 from 6-10 p.m.

    4-H/FFA/Open livestock shows begin this weekend:

    Saturday, June 3 – Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat/Beef Cattle:

  • Fair exhibits, shows offer options for youth, adults

    The Carroll County Fair begins next week, and there are a plethora of opportunities to showcase the talents of youth and adults alike in Carroll County through 4-H and Open exhibits.

    Flip through the fair catalog and consider entering exhibits. Exhibit departments range from art, photography, and floral arrangements to foods, textiles and horticulture. Carroll County Fair catalogs are available at the Extension Office.

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

    This is the second part to last weeks article Financial Considerations for Women

    Life events such as marriage, divorce, remarriage, or widowhood all have specific financial considerations for women. Last week we talked about planning for retirement. This week we are talking about financial matters when life throws you a curve ball.

    Marriage

  • Teen council members’ projects strengthen community

    Leadership. What is it? When you look up leadership in a Google search you will get more than a million results. I believe a leader must be able to interact, communicate and influence others. That is what members of the Carroll County Teen Council are doing. I am so fortunate to work with these teens who are growing in this area and making a difference in our community.