Today's Features

  • Last week, we focused on yellow buttercup emerging in fields and pastures.  This week, let us take a closer look at another weed that we may be seeing on the farm—poison hemlock (Conium maculatum).

    Altho-ugh this plant is often seen along roadways, abandoned lots, fence rows, and other non-cropland sites, in more recent years, poison hemlock has expanded into grazed pasture lands and hay fields.  The concern not only stems from its invasive nature, but the fact that it is one of the most toxic plants in the world.

  • This week we are having three very informative programs at the Carroll County Extension office that readers of this column might want to attend. There is no cost for any of these programs, but encourage those planning to attend to call the Extension office so I have enough copies of materials and samples for everyone.

    “Simply Vegetarian” program is Thursday.

    What is vegetarianism? Is a person who is a vegetarian getting all the protein and other nutrients that he or she needs for a healthy diet?

  • Carrollton Christian Church presented “The Last Supper” on Holy Thursday, March 28. The play was directed by Dwight Louden and co-written by Paul Livesay and Louden. John Romans constructed the table, and Virginia Simpson made the unleavened bread.

    Jesus was portrayed by Brad Becraft. The following
    portrayed The Twelve Apostles: Ron Lacefield, Alex Westrick, Mason Alsup, Al Fernald, Warren McEuen, Tony Gossom, Adam Raker, Brad Horner, Paul Shovlin, Jeff Dickow, Mike Willhoite
    and Patrick Booth.

  • Safety is an important word in all aspects of our life. 4-H stresses safety in all of their projects, but the one that is being focused on right now is gun safety. 

    I had the privilege of being included in the health and safety fair that was held at Cartmell Elementary on March 16.  Eddie the Eagle was in attendance where his message was when you see a gun you are to “stop, don’t touch, leave the area and tell an adult.”

  • One of the signs that spring has arrived is when yellow buttercups begin to appear, but it is during the winter months that the vegetative growth of buttercups actually takes place.

    As a cool-season weed, this plant often flourishes in over-grazed pasture with poor stands of desirable forages.  In fact, many fields that have dense buttercup populations are fields heavily grazed by animals during the fall through the early spring months.

  • Spring is finally in the air. I hope you had a nice Easter and are enjoying the beautiful spring flowers that are gracing our yards and parks.

    Today I’m sharing some information about managing your money. Check out the University of Kentucky Moneywise website, www2.ca.uky.edu/moneywise.

    You will find lots of information, decision aids and calculators on Moneywise.

    Did you know?

  • The Carroll County Senior Center is located at 110 Sixth St., Carrollton, (502) 732-7026

    Wednesday, April 3: Crafts, 9:30 a.m., work on Derby hats.

    Thursday, April 4: Bunk-O, 10:30 a.m.

    Friday, April 5: Commodity pick up, 8 a.m.; Euchre, 9:30 a.m.; ice cream social, 11:45 a.m.

    Monday, April 8: Movie day, 9:30 a.m.

    Tuesday, April 9: Bingo 9:30 a.m.

    Wednesday, April 10: Rummy tournament, 9:45 a.m.