• 4-H is gearing up for the county fair

    Mark your calendars for some upcoming events:

    May 22 at 2 p.m., 4-H livestock and horse members are to attend an orientation at the 4-H barn located on the fair grounds.  This is an important meeting and if you are showing an animal or horse at the county fair, please attend.

  • Early identification of blue mold and target spot crucial

    Two diseases should be at the top of tobacco transplant growers’ minds as setting time approaches: blue mold and target spot. Early identification and management of blue mold and target spot will not only reduce losses on the farm, but has implications for the tobacco-growing community in Kentucky and beyond.

  • Carroll Homemakers shine at KEHA

    Last week six Carroll County Homemakers attended the annual, Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association Conference in Northern Kentucky. Northern Kentucky Area Homemakers hosted the convention this year.

    Homemakers from all over the state come together to enjoy: educational programs to benefit members, creative art classes, fellowship, and raise money for different endeavors. Silent auction items from every county in the state are donated to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Research. Carroll County Homemakers raised $475 through their creative use of lightly used items!

  • Beware of social media posts on homemade wasp traps

    Wasps–although beneficial pollinators, predators and scavengers–can be a nuisance and potentially dangerous to humans allergic to their venom. Trapping the insects or eliminating the nests should be done with great care and in a specific manner.

  • Child abuse: basic information caregivers need to know

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Because the safety of our children is a priority, this is a good time to think and reflect about this problem. The best way to start is by understanding its definition.

  • Termite swarms inside home signal infestation

    Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates, and start new colonies in the soil.

    Through May, we may see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside our home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, we often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

    Winged ants are also common in springtime. By examining the insect, you can determine whether it is a termite or an ant:

  • Personal protection and awareness key to avoiding ticks

    As we move more outside in the warmer temperatures that are arriving, there are some little creatures that might be out there to greet us: ticks.

    Lone star ticks and American dog ticks are the key species in Kentucky with regards to nuisance and disease potential.

  • Project days scheduled

    What do 4-H members do on their Spring Break?  They attend project days to get things ready to enter into the county fair.  Gourd painting was held on Monday, beginning sewing on Wednesday and paper craft on Friday.

    Upcoming  dates

    Saturday, April 16, 1 p.m., Extension Office, Wood Science,  Call and get your name on the list

    Wednesday, April 20, 3:30 p.m., Extension Office, Horse project meeting

  • Farmers markets have numerous benefits

    Many of us grew up with a family garden and remember the fresh taste of the first tomato of the summer or the crispness of the first ear of corn.  While you may not have the time or space to grow your own fruits and vegetables, you can still get the freshest produce available at your local farmers market. Shopping at the local farmers market has numerous benefits for you, your family, local farmers and the community. 

  • Camping season nears

    Now is the time for young people and their parents to begin making plans for an annual summer ritual, 4-H Camp.

    4-H camps are open to all Kentucky youth between the ages of 9 and 14. At 4-H Camp, young people learn independence and responsibility, have a lot of fun, and make new friends.