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  • Battling fall allergies

    There’s a lot to look forward to in the fall, but if you suffer from fall allergies, it can be hard to enjoy the season.
    Hay fever, also called allergic rhinitis, starts with cold-like symptoms. Unlike a cold that goes away within a week, hay fever lingers until the cause of the allergic reaction is identified and treated. One of the most common causes, especially during the fall allergy season, is ragweed. Ragweed begins to pollinate in mid-August and sticks around until a hard freeze.

  • Trimble County 4-H members’ 2016 Kentucky State Fair entries

    Photography
    Oliva Morgan, Single photo Still Life, Blue Ribbon
    Isabella White, Single photo Animal, Blue Ribbon
    Isabella White, Single photo Horticulture, Red Ribbon
    Paige Heinz, Single photo Person, Blue Ribbon
    Paige Heinz, Single photo Community, Red Ribbon
    Colton Auxier, Single photo Landscape, Red Ribbon
    Colton Auxier, Clover Photograph, Blue Ribbon
    Field Crops
    Beau Turner, ½ Bale Alfalfa Hay, Blue & Class Champion Ribbon
    Arts & Crafts

  • Kentucky pumpkins

    Season: August through October
    Nutrition Facts: Winter squash, which includes acorn squash, butternut squash, pumpkin, and other varieties, is low in fat and sodium and an excellent source of vitamin A and fiber.
    Selection: Winter squash should be heavy for its size with a hard, tough rind that is free of blemishes or soft spots.
    Storage: Store it in a cool, dry place and use it within 1 month.
    Preparation:

  • Difficulty with alfalfa establishment in 2016
  • FAFSA changes effective soon

    If you have gone to college or have had a child go, chances are you’ve filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, better known as FAFSA. Changes to this form announced by the Obama administration in 2015 are about to go into effect for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • Wearing contact lenses

    If you wear corrective lenses for vision, you may have chosen to wear contacts.  Contact lenses can be a great alternative to wearing glasses.  However, when wearing contact lenses, you will want to make sure that you are safely handling them on a day-to-day basis, taking care of them making sure that you visit the eye doctor on a regular basis.
    Here are some healthy habits for contact lens wearers:
    lWash hands. Before you ever touch your contact lenses you should wash your hands with soap and water and dry your hands with a clean cloth.

  • Make the most of manure

    Manure can be a valuable fertilizer, if you know how to correctly use it. Having a nutrient management plan (NMP) can help you to understand how much manure your farm produces, to pinpoint what areas need manure and to identify crops that can best use the manure without losing nutrients via leaching or runoff.

  • Crystanomoly: Beware the Howler

    By Crystal Caudillo

    I love animals. I love all animals. I firmly believe that all creatures were created for a reason no matter how elusive that reason may appear.

    I love the outdoors. I hate to stay inside. I love sunshine, moonlight, thunderstorms and everything in between.

    Given this particular set of attributes one may assume that nothing in the outdoors at any time would disturb me. One may assume that, but one would be wrong.

  • Healthier tailgating

    By Jane Proctor

    Football season is here. Across the state, many Kentuckians will mark the season by getting out their tastiest tailgating recipes and firing up the grill. Unfortunately, some tailgating favorites like hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken wings and potato chips can cause you to pack on the pounds while cheering for your team. Below are some tips to help you make healthier choices this season.

    Include vegetables in the game plan. Cut them up and serve them with a low-fat dip or hummus. You can also grill them and serve as a side to your main course.

  • 2016 Trimble County Fair Open Class Exhibit Champs

    FINE ARTS
    Painting–MaryAnn Mitchell
    Water Color–Bethany Dearing, Kay Barnes
    Drawing–MaryAnn Mitchell, Kay Barnes
    Pastels–Mindy Shelton
    Oil Painting on Canvas–Kay Barnes
    Pottery–Mindy Shelton  
    PHOTOGRAPHY
    Digital–Jordan Dennison
    Nature–Jordan Dennison, Kay Barnes
    TEXTILES                             Quilts