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  • Stop the spread of illnesses

    During the winter months, we tend to gather together, especially during the holidays.  This is a great time to be with family and friends, but is can also be a time when illnesses spread quickly.  Staying healthy is important, especially if you do not want to miss out on all of the fun.
    Below are some ways you can keep from spreading illnesses among your family and friends this holiday season:

  • Trimble County 4-H Teen Council service project

    This year in Trimble County, the 4-H Teen Council has decided on making rugs for the local animal shelter as their service project. The 4-H Teen Council is composed of local 4-H’ers in Trimble County Middle and High school.

  • How to cook a country ham

    Country ham is a regional delicacy that many of us enjoy but may not know how to properly prepare. Here are some tips and tricks to make country ham the star of your holiday dinner.
    l Country hams may contain mold, which is a result of the curing process. Mold is normal, but it could produce mycotoxins which could cause a food-borne illness. Remove mold by washing the ham with hot water and scrubbing it with a stiff vegetable brush.
    l Soak the ham for 4 to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
    l Cover with water and boil the ham for 20 to 25 minutes per pound.

  • Save landfill space by composting yard waste

    Are you surrounded by a yard full of leaves every fall? Whether they are yours or the ones that your neighbor’s tree has graciously donated to you, recycling leaves at home can be to your advantage. Composting is an environmentally beneficial process to dispose of leaves and other yard wastes this fall.

  • Let’s talk turkey safety

    It’s nearly Thanksgiving, and soon delicious, juicy turkeys will take center stage at many of our holiday meals. It’s so important that these birds are properly cooked and prepared, because we don’t want anyone to get sick from a food-borne illness.

  • Turkey talk at Thanksgiving

    It’s that time of year when talk turns to turkeys. Technically, there is only one breed of turkey, with several varieties, although many people incorrectly refer to these varieties as breeds.
    Turkeys are raised only for meat. They are not raised for egg production, as with chickens, ducks and quail. As a result, turkeys do not produce very many eggs.
    The most common type of commercial turkey raised in the United States is the Broad-Breasted White. It has a larger breast than the other varieties of turkeys.

  • Diabetes and multivitamins

    Diabetes is a condition that affects the way the body uses energy. More than 29 million Americans are affected by diabetes and close to one-quarter of these individuals do not know they have the disease. An additional 86.1 million Americans have prediabetes. Many people believe they can prevent or control these diseases by taking various dietary supplements, but that may not be the case.

  • It’s your reality
  • Watch for deer on area roads this fall

    Over 3000 vehicle-deer collisions occur each year in Kentucky, and autumn is the peak season.  According to the Kentucky State Police, almost half of all such collisions occur in October, November and December.  November is the peak month by far, averaging around 750 collisions annually.  Three people were killed in each of the past two years.

  • Now is the time to think about the winter hay needs for our horses

    It’s hard to believe that winter is right around the corner. If you’re a horse owner, you should already be preparing your winter hay supplies.
    How do you estimate the amount of hay you will need? If you have mature horses at maintenance level, you want to feed a mainly forage diet.
    The estimate would be similar to a 1,100-pound horse eating 2 percent of its body weight. That equals 22 pounds of hay per day. Feeding for 120 days, December through March would equal 1.3 tons of hay per horse.