• First Impression: The next step

    The Carroll County Extension Council and Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service invite all community members to a forum at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 30. This forum will focus on the results that were compiled at a previous planning meeting during February, called First Impressions.

    The First Impressions Program offered suggestions and resources to address areas identified for potential improvement focusing on the results of a community development program provided by the University of Kentucky

  • UK beef specialist offers advice for those with beef herds

    University of Kentucky Beef Extension Specialist, Dr. Les Anderson, offers things to think about for our beef cattle herds:

    Spring calving cow herd. Watch cows and calves closely. Save every calf (you can cull/sell them later). Calves can be identified while they are young and easy to handle. Commercial male calves should be castrated and implanted. Registered calves should be weighed at birth.

  • Proper choices can lead to a better crop of potatoes

    For this week, let us take a closer look at a vegetable that is often planted in our gardens—potatoes.

    Potat-oes are often one of the first crops planted in the garden. It is important to purchase certified seed stock, meaning the stock has been inspected for diseases. Seed potatoes should be firm and unsprouted.

    Cut seed pieces to about 2 ounces for planting. Each seed piece should have two to three eyes. Plant seed pieces 3- to 5-inches deep, 10- to 12-inches apart, in furrows that are about 36 inches apart.

  • Health fair set for April 29

    The Carroll County Cooperative Extension Service holds a community wide Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, April 29, at the Carroll County Exten-sion Office.

    The event is free and it is open to everyone.

    Other agencies joining the Extension Service that day include St. Elizabeth, Three Rivers Health Department, Humana Market POINT, Kidney Health Alliance, Intrim Health Care, the American Cancer Association, American Heart Association, NKADD, Advanced Care Planning and several other organizations.

  • Mold prevention and removal tips

    Few things are as concerning as finding or smelling mold in your residence. For some people, mold can trigger an allergic reaction and lead to respiratory problems, especially for those with compromised immune systems. For you to have the healthiest home possible, it’s important for you to prevent mold and promptly control it if it appears.

  • Springtime means it’s time to prepare the garden

    How about these pleasant spring temperatures?

    Over the last week, I have noticed more lawns being mowed for the first time this season, ground is being turned, and soil samples are coming into the office like crazy. Keep it up on the soil samples. I want to see more!

    Springtime is such an exciting time, and it is a great time to get outside and begin the home garden. Every aspiring gardener should do a few things to have a successful season:

  • Second annual Homemakers’ tea to benefit ovarian cancer research

    Carroll County Homemakers are having their second annual Spring Tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 13. The cost is $10 per person or $50 for a table of six. One child 6 and under is free with a paying adult. Other children under 10 are only $5. Children under age of 9 will receive a gift.

    The money raised from the tea will be donated to the University of Kentucky Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. Last year the Carroll County Homemakers raised over $1,400.00 for Ovarian Cancer Research.

  • 4-Hers prepare for district competition

    Spring break has been a busy week for some 4-Hers. On Monday and Tuesday, we had sewing classes and on Wed-nesday we canned salsa.

    On Friday, we will be practicing our speeches and demonstrations to go on to the district competition Williamstown.

    The following 4-H members will be participating in the district speech competition:

    Mary Coghill, 9, Care of a Dog

    Trey Raybourn, 10, Michael Jordan

    Brenten Wright, 11, Volcanoes

    Alexis Stephenson, 16, Organ Donor

  • Poultry class set for April 11

    Poultry is Kentucky’s number one agricultural industry with production numbers around $900 million dollars.

    Poultry refers to a group of domesticated birds kept for food (meat and/or eggs), fiber (feathers), entertainment (racing, exhibition, hunting, etc.) or work (messenger pigeons). These birds include chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, pigeons, guinea fowl, quail, ostrich, and emus.

  • Tax surprise? Check your withholdings

    Those who have filed their taxes early may have gotten a surprise this year.

    Business Insider reports that the average refund issued in Kentucky in 2018 was $2,648, and early IRS data indicates that nationwide refunds may be down in 2019. This is the first tax season since federal tax law changes went into effect, which may mean bigger or smaller refunds than normal if taxpayers did not adjust their withholdings.