• Safe canning practices

    Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of your labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of that excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us preserving food because improperly home canned food can lead to foodborne illness.

  • Farm to Table Dinner brought together farmers, community

    This past Saturday, the Riverview Farmers’ Market held their first-ever Farm to Table Dinner on a perfect evening in the middle of Main Street in downtown Carrollton.

    This event, which has been in the works for the past two years, celebrated local farmers by creating a dinner featuring meats, produce and value-added products produced right here in Carroll County. I want to take this opportunity to express my sincerest gratitude to the following people for contributing their time and efforts into a very successful Farm to Table Dinner.

  • Dog training donation
  • Extra veggies? Make your own salsa

    Tomatoes are now in season, and soon you might have more on your hands than you know what to do with. A great way to use excess tomatoes, peppers, onions and other ingredients is by making salsa you can enjoy fresh now, or preserve for use throughout the year. The local Farmers Market is a great place to get fresh vegetables if you don’t raise a garden yourself.

  • Chowning wins first in state communications contest

    On Saturday, July 14, at the University of Kentucky, Carroll County was represented by Jack Chowning, son of Jeff and Cortney Chowning, at the 4-H State Communication Event. Jack was the champion in the demonstration category of shooting sports.

  • CAIP applications due Aug. 17

    Applications will soon be available for the 2018 Carroll County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) at the Carroll County Conservation District Office, 1804 Highland Ave., Carrollton or at the Carroll County Extension Office.

    The application period is July 30, 2018 through Aug. 17, 2018. Applications may NOT be picked up until July 30. All applications must be into the Conservation District Office by Aug. 17 at 4:30 p.m.

    Office hours for the Conservation District are as follows: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon and Wednesday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

  • Selecting sunglasses – Protect those eyes

    Wearing sunglasses in the middle of summer may seem like a no-brainer, but not all sunglasses provide protection from ultraviolet rays, and not all adults wear them like they should. According to The Vision Council, 65 percent of American adults view a pair of sunglasses as a fashion accessory rather than a health necessity. One in four adults rarely or never wear sunglasses when going outside, with millennials, adults born between 1981 and 1996, being the least likely to wear sunglasses always or often.

  • Steer clear of poison hemlock

    Poison hemlock is a plant we see along roadways, abandoned lots, fencerows, and non-cropland sites. In more recent years, it has expanded out into grazed pasture lands and hay fields. The plant is toxic to a wide variety of animals including birds, wildlife, cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, horses and to humans.

  • Safe canning practices keep everyone healthy

    Gardens are beginning to bear the fruits of our labor. Soon, it will be time to start thinking about preserving some of the excess produce for winter months. Safety is of utmost importance for those of us who will be preserving food, because, let’s face it, no one wants to get sick from poorly processed food.

  • June beetles among most common summer insects

    Summertime heat brings a host of insects that we may encounter as we are enjoying the outdoors. Let us learn more about three insects that we see this time of year: June beetles, blue-winged wasps, and cicada killers.