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Agriculture

  • Spin your way into something new

    4-H special interest — SPIN — clubs are a way for a group of youth to learn a new skill or hobby that excites or intrigues them.

  • Kentucky State Fair Results

    Results for 4-H, Cloverville, FFA, tobacco and livestock classes were not available by press time.

     

    Culinary

    3301 Breads

    Class 019 Quick, Biscuits, Buttermilk (6)

    1 Theresa Riggs, Pleasureville

    3306 Decorated Cakes Or Molds

    Class 113 Beginner Bridal Cake

    3 Jeff Ott, Pleasureville

    3309 Jellies and Dehydrated Foods

  • Moist summer eans more mosquitoes

    With the moist summer we’ve had so far, mosquitoes have had a prime environment to flourish and become a prevalent pest. They can make your life downright miserable, and to top that off, some species can transmit serious diseases. Unfortunately, there is no easy solution for managing mosquitoes. Countless products on the market claim to be effective and easy to use, but few have appreciable value in lessening the annoyance and incidence of bites. 

  • Reasons to bone up on calcium

    ]There are 206 reasons we need to consume sufficient amounts of calcium during our lives. Do you know why?
    It is because calcium helps build and maintain each of the 206 bones in our bodies. Calcium also helps us develop strong teeth. And a small amount is needed for regulatory functions such as maintaining a normal heart beat.
    From birth to age 20, our bones are in an active growth phase. During the first 10 years of growth, most of a child’s dietary calcium goes to develop strong, dense bones and permanent teeth.

  • Having tomato problems this summer?

    One of the greatest pleasures many gardeners have is their bounty of tomatoes. Right off the vine, under some cottage cheese, or sliced thick over a big juicy grilled hamburger, anyone who loves fresh tomatoes is in a bit of heaven right now. But tomatoes don’t always grow with no problems, and we’ve had a lot of tomato questions this year. Let’s take a few moments to discuss some of the problems, causes, and some solutions.

  • Start stockpiling forage growth now
  • It’s time for Cloverville at the state fair

    It is time for the Kentucky State Fair and Cloverville will be in full swing.

    This year, the state fair is from Aug. 15-25.  Cloverville is an annual attraction of every Kentucky State Fair. Located in the West Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Cloverville offers an opportunity for 4-H’ers to showcase their abilities and compete for statewide ribbons and awards.

  • Make better drink choices — more water, less sugar

    Most of us realize the importance of keeping sugars and fats to a minimum in our diets, but often we only apply that to the foods we eat. The types of drinks we are consuming could be adding empty calories and causing us to gain extra pounds.

    Consider this: a medium full-fat mocha adds 400 calories to your diet while a 20-ounce soda, on average, contains 250 calories and a fruit drink adds 230 calories. Many times, these are extra calories we haven’t accounted for, and as a result, they could easily push us over our daily calorie limit and cause us to gain weight.

  • Help students find the right financial track

    Summer is quickly fading. Soon, thousands of Kentucky’s students will return to college campuses. A young person’s college years are some of the most important years for establishing a plan for future financial success. These can also be some of the most financially challenging years, with many students managing their finances for the first time and the rising costs of higher education putting many students and their parents in debt.

  • Harvest Showcase continues as a crowd pleaser

    Just a quick reminder about the Kentucky Forage and Grasslands Council Forage and Beef Cattle Field Day at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Rivercrest Farm on Mayo Lane — just off U.S. 42 near Goshen and Prospect.  The farm is owned by Caldwell Willig, and you may remember our Regional Cattleman’s Field Day was held there a few years ago.