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  • What you need to know if you get a letter in the mail from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

    Each year, the IRS mails millions of notices and letters to taxpayers for a variety of reasons. If you receive correspondence from us:
    Don’t panic. You can usually deal with a notice simply by responding to it.
    Most IRS notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice has specific instructions, so read your notice carefully because it will tell you what you need to do.

  • Be a consumer who is aware

    We’ve all heard the old saying, “If something is too good to be true, it probably is.” This saying continues to hold true for consumers who are constantly bombarded with products claiming to be cure-alls in areas ranging from germ protection to quick and extreme weight loss.

  • Protect your home from termites

    Springtime brings warmer temperatures and more abundant rainfall, and it’s typically when many winged termites emerge inside homes and other structures. Termites swarm from their colony to disburse, fall to the ground, find mates and start new colonies in the soil.
    Through May, you might see swarms of winged termites, called swarmers, inside your home, signaling an infestation that can cause extensive and costly damage. Since swarmers are attracted to light, you often see them or their shed wings around windows, doors and light fixtures.

  • It’s time to spring clean your refrigerator

    As you tackle spring cleaning, don’t forget your refrigerator! Keeping your refrigerator clean is an important part of keeping your food safe.

  • Spring clean your refrigerator

    As you tackle spring cleaning, don’t forget your refrigerator! Keeping your refrigerator clean is an important part of keeping your food safe.

  • Soil testing can help keep unnecessary nutrients out of Kentucky streams

    How much fertilizer do you really need to use on your lawn and garden? If you’re just making a guess, you could be using too much. But how can you know for sure? A simple and inexpensive soil test can tell you all you need to know to make your lawn and garden look great and to protect the environment from runoff of excess nutrients.

  • Kentucky Asparagus: A sign of spring

    One of the sure signs of spring in Kentucky of the appearance of our own Kentucky Asparagus.  We enjoy its fresh flavor from April through May.  This versatile vegetable can be eaten raw, lightly boiled, steamed, grilled, stir fried or baked.

  • 4-H Communications Contest

    Good communication skills are an asset no matter what you plan to do in life.  What’s the best way to develop good communication skills?  Practice!  
    The Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service is offering a great opportunity with the Trimble County 4-H Communications Contest that will be held on Thursday evening, April 14, 2016 at 6:00 PM at the Trimble County Extension Office, 43 High Country Lane, Bedford.  This event is open to all youth ages 9 – 19 in Trimble County.

  • Spring gardening on a budget

    If you are a gardener or are thinking about gardening, spring is definitely a welcome season. Gardening can save you a significant amount of money at the grocery store. If you are planting a produce garden and it can also add curb appeal to your home, increasing your home’s value. However, did you know that there are some considerations that you should keep in mind to save money when planning your spring garden?

  • Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch begins in Central Ky.

    Eastern tent caterpillar egg hatch was reported March 17 in Scott County.