• Moisture, heat can lead to hay bale fires

    Hay bale or barn fires can be prevented if hay is baled at appropriate moistures and temperatures are monitored of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, monitor the hay to make sure it does not reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • 4-H horse program garners state awards

    The objectives of the Kentucky 4-H Horse Program are to provide a means for 4-H members to:

    • Develop leadership, initiative, self-reliance, sportsmanship and other desirable traits of character.

    • Be better prepared for citizenship responsibilities through working in groups and supporting horse projects and activities.

    • Promote a greater love for animals and a humane treatment toward them.

    • Experience the pride of working with a horse, or pony and being responsible for its management and welfare.

  • Carroll County horse show

    Carroll County Fair horse show results

    Open lead line class

    First - Kolt Kinman

    Second - Kait Maiden

    Third - Evie Turlin

    Walk trot

    First - Kait Maiden

    Second - Kolt Kinman

    Third - Adelie Turlin

    Open mini class


    First - Janessa Craig

    Second - Joseph Ward


    First - Kinley Kunkel

    Second - Dillan Human

    Third - Janessa Craig

    4-H Western Pleasure

    First - Kait Maiden

  • 4-H, Open Class Fair exhibits
  • Watts represents Carroll on statewide level

    Carroll County 4-H Youth are true leaders.

    In an earlier edition of The News-Democrat I had written about Kinley Huesman’s and Andrea Searcy’s accomplishments by being selected to be on state councils. Kinley has been appointed to be a Shooting Sports Ambassador for State 4-H and Andrea has been selected to be on the State 4-H Council.

  • Workshop upcoming on food preservation

    Few things taste better than fresh-picked produce. Carroll County residents can savor the flavor of summer’s bounty throughout the year and save money on groceries by preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is teaching community members how to properly preserve a variety of foods by offering free food preservation workshops across the state.

  • Moles tearing up your yard? Here’s what to do

    Moles have been especially active over the last months, and the presence of their tunnels can make your lawn unsightly and create a bumpy ride on the lawnmower. Let us learn more about these natural underground miners and how to control them.

  • 4-H Archery

    Carroll County 4-H archery club practiced at the range located behind Herb Kinman Chevrolet, June 21. The 4-H shooting sports program thanks Becky Kinman and the rest of the Herb Kinman staff for the use of the property for training sessions. 

  • Tips on gardening, weed control

    Home gardeners look forward to that first ripe tomato or ear of corn they pick from their carefully tended gardens, but after some vigorous gardening on a hot, humid day, you may wonder if it is all worth it.  Of course it is!

    Weeds compete with crops for water, nutrients and sunlight.  Some weeds, like quackgrass, can chemically inhibit vegetable plant growth. Others host insect pests and disease pathogens.  All of these result in fewer fresh vegetables for your table.  Let us consider some approaches to tackling weeds in our gardens.

  • Shooting Sports celebrates Father’s Day at the range

    Father’s Day was an exciting day for me being the 4-H agent for Carroll County.

    Every Sunday the shooting sports program has trap shooting on the property of Becky Kinman behind Kinman Chevrolet. (Thank you so much, Becky, for allowing Carroll County 4-H the opportunity to use your facility). June 18, was Father’s Day, and fathers and grandfathers joined the youth at the shooting range. What a great way to spend time with their children!