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  • 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.

  • Woodlands provide economic and environmental benefits

    Maximizing every bit of profit from a farm is one of the keys to success. One thing that may not be at the top of Kentucky landowners’ minds is their farm’s woodlands. You should be thinking about and managing your woodlands just like crops, fields, gardens or other agricultural endeavors. You can benefit by understanding the forest industry and learning basic forestry concepts, such as how to control light and density and how to manage pests to steward a healthier, more sustainable forest.

  • July is National Ice Cream Month

    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! There is nothing better on a hot summer day than sitting down to a bowl of ice cream.

  • 4-H Dog Show
  • Swine Show