• Managing holiday stress

    The holidays are quickly approaching and while you probably haven’t hit your maximum stress level yet, it will surely hit soon enough. With last minute shopping, problems with turkey baking, finding all your stuffed-away decorations and dealing with relatives right around the corner, it’s expected that everyone will have stressful moments.

  • Caregivers: Make time for yourselves this holiday

    It seems that more and more people are falling into the role of being a caregiver. According to AARP in 2015, 32.2 million Americans currently provide care to adults age 50 and over. This is due to the decrease of deaths from heart disease and stroke, increase in the five year cancer survival rate, and the cost of institutional care is getting more expensive. As the population ages, it is estimated that women could spend more years caring for their aging parents than they did for their children. Even though most caregivers are women, about one-third of caregivers are men.

  • Herbst explains how tax law changes will affect farmers

    In the past, personal property that farmers used as a trade-in on a purchased item was treated as a “like kind” exchange. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changed the wording to accommodate only real property as eligible for like kind exchanges. Now we have to treat personal property, such as equipment and livestock, as being sold when a trade occurs.

  • Man’s best friend: Simon, Owen bond at 4-H Dog Club

    I am sure that all of you have heard the song of “How much is that doggie in the window?” Just to bring back memories here is the first verse:

    How much is that doggie in the window?

    The one with the waggily tail

    How much is that doggie in the window?

    I do hope that doggie’s for sale

    Carroll County 4-H Dog Club met Saturday and I just have to tell this story.

  • How to correctly use pesticides

    Pesticides for purchase at local stores or online to anyone are referred to as ‘General Use’ pesticides by the EPA. A license or certification is not needed to purchase and use these on your own property.

    Although these are considered General Use, used incorrectly they can be harmful to people and or the environment. Before purchasing and before using a pesticide, read and understand the label instructions. By following these instructions you can be reassured you are using the pesticide safely.

  • Homemakers’ Christmas
  • Want to try something new? Consider joining the Extension Homemakers

    If you are interested in learning something new or giving back to your community, you may consider joining the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Association. Clubs across Kentucky are currently recruiting new individuals. Everyone is welcome to join! Joining gives you the opportunity to learn new things, meet new people and travel across Kentucky.

    The goal of KEHA is to improve the quality of life for families and communities. Each group carries out this objective differently based on region or interest.

  • Dec. 1 is last day for youth to register for this year’s 4-H country ham contest

    It is that time of year where youth ages 9 to 18 can register to be a part of the 4-H country ham project. Kentucky ranks second in the United States in country ham production, and some people consider country ham one of the standard symbols of the state.

    Kentucky 4-H began offering the country ham project in the 1990s with less than 40 participants the first year. Now, nearly 800 youth from 65 counties exhibit their hams at the annual contest at the Kentucky State Fair.

  • Herbst celebrates with turkey, Thanksgiving facts

    As promised, here are some fun Thanksgiving and turkey facts to give you a good “gobble, gobble…”

  • Herbst celebrates with turkey, Thanksgiving facts

    As promised, here are some fun Thanksgiving and turkey facts to give you a good “gobble, gobble…”