• Carroll residents urged to fill out the Extension assessment

    The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is a grassroots organization, and to fulfill our mission we need to better understand our communities. The Carroll County Extension Service has been asked to do a “County Assessment”. Gathering this important feedback from our county will allow us to improve and support Carroll County with targeted educational programming.

  • Jansen offers a healther tailgate option

    Football season is here. Across the state, many Kentuckians will mark the season by getting out their tastiest tailgating recipes and firing up the grill. Unfortunately, some tailgating favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings and potato chips can cause you to pack on the pounds while cheering for your team. Below are some tips to help you make healthier choices this season.

    Include vegetables in the game plan. Cut them up and serve them with a low-fat dip or hummus. You can also grill them and serve as a side to your main course.

  • Consider mulching leaves rather than trashing them

    Do you have a favorite season of the year? Most people do. For me, all the seasons are my favorite. I enjoy each one for what they bring throughout the year, and when one season starts coming to a close, I eagerly anticipate the next season.

  • Ragweed, mold common problems for allergy sufferers

    There’s a lot to look forward to in the fall, but if you suffer from fall allergies, it can be hard to enjoy the season.

    Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, starts with cold-like symptoms. Unlike a cold that goes away within a week, hay fever lingers until the cause of the allergic reaction is identified and treated. One of the most common causes, especially during the fall allergy season, is ragweed. Ragweed begins to pollinate in mid-August and sticks around until a hard freeze.

  • Herbst discusses stress injuries for trees, shrubs and how to avoid them

    Woody trees and shrubs may exhibit decline resulting from the stresses that can occur during their lives. Stress may be the result of improper plant or site selection, incorrect planting or maintenance practices, or poor soil conditions.

    Injury from equipment, weather, or chemicals can also lead to stress and decline. In addition, biological stresses such as diseases, insects, and wildlife could result in stress and decline of woody ornamentals.

  • Safety to prevent injury key in busy harvest time

    Harvest is a busy time for farmers and their families. It also is a peak season for agricultural injuries and an especially important time for farm families to pay attention to safety.

    If you have employees, take time to talk to them about safety. Make sure all workers are trained and physically capable of operating equipment and that they understand the safety procedures.

  • Fitness beginnings: Make exercise a habit

    We all know we should exercise every day for better health. But fitting it in can be tricky with the demands of home, family and career. If you have fallen off the exercise wagon before, then you know how easy it is once you miss one day to skip the next one.

    That’s why it is so important for us to make exercise a daily habit. Research suggests it takes 21 days of doing an activity before it becomes a habit. Actually, if the habit is a new or a harder one (like exercise), it can take the average person up to 66 days to form a strong habit.

  • Carroll 4-H’ers at Ky. State Fair
  • Searcy’s horticulture class a hit with students

    Andrea Searcy wrote a grant through the 4-H Foundation and received $500 to teach horticulture to 4-H members. She met with Cartmell Principal Jeannie Rohrer and asked permission to use the Cartmell yard for her project.

  • Extension offers tips for cattles producers

    Dr. Roy Burris, UK Beef Extension Specialist, offers timely tips for cattle producers:

    Spring-calving cow herd

    Fescue pastures do not generally produce much in August, however rain in June and early July has given us some forage going into the usually dry months. Keep rotating pastures to permit calves to continue gaining weight. Keep minerals available at all times.