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  • Safely tips for riding an ATV on Kentucky’s rolling hills

    Kentucky is known for its rolling hills, but these hills can pose great dangers when navigated by inexperienced all-terrain vehicle drivers.  Under-standing how to safely ride on hills is important for ATV drivers of all ages and experience levels.
    Navigating hills improperly could cause the driver to lose control or cause the ATV to overturn. Both could result in serious personal injury or death.

  • Blackberries and peaches sweeten the summer season

    Few fruits signify summer in Kentucky more than fresh blackberries.  This wild fruit had been tamed over the years, but wild or tame, they are still satisfying.

  • Tips on helping teenagers deal with Type 2 diabetes

    Dealing with Type 2 diabetes can be difficult at any age, but it can be especially troubling for teenagers, who must also deal with the pressures of youth including self-image and self-worth. As a parent, you can do simple things to make managing this disease easier for your teen and your entire family.

    Obesity is one of the leading causes of Type 2 diabetes. Helping overweight teenagers with diabetes reach and maintain a healthy weight may help them feel physically and mentally better and may improve their glucose, or blood sugar, levels.

  • Publications available to help prevent rose diseases

    Quite a few years back, before Carole and I were married, I enjoyed growing hybrid tea roses. I am partial to roses with a deep musky rose fragrance, although I will have to admit I can enjoy a rose for its beauty alone. But to me, fragrance and beauty go hand-in-hand.  Roses can be a lot of work, but the effort is well worth it.  

  • Planning a vacation? Travel safe and smart this summer

    Summer is upon us, and for many, the season means at least one family vacation or weekend getaway.  According to a 2011 Trip-Advisor survey, 90 percent of Amer-icans were planning to take two or more leisure trips within the next year and 24 percent were planning five or more trips. Of those surveyed, 79 percent said they plan to spend at least $3,000 on these vacations. As you start planning your next vacation, you can take precautions to keep yourself, your family and your finances safe when you travel.

  • Temps and humidity high? Help livestock beat the heat

    Whow! What a difference a few days can make. It was just over a week ago that temperatures were in the low 90°’s. Now, this week, we are basking in the mid 70°’s. But, not to worry, there will still be plenty of hot, humid summer days ahead of us! We aren’t the only ones that suffer from the heat of summer. Farm animals feel the heat, too.

  • Healthy choices for healthy families: Low fat dairy products

  • Ticks emerging earlier than normal in Trimble County

    Typically ticks begin to appear in late spring and early summer as warm weather sets in, but this year, ticks have been active much earlier than normal. I actually picked off my first tick on a walk in late March.

  • Start day with a healthy breakfast

  • Interpreting and using EPD

    With a little understanding, Expected Progeny Differences, or EPD, may actually be the best tool you, as a beef producer, have to address the genetics of your herd.

    While calculating EPD takes a lot of math, you don’t have to do the math; you just need to understand the answers. The calculation results usually appear in the first pages of a sire summary before the actual EPD tables. They may look a little confusing, but the information is very beneficial. It comes down to the fact that you are buying the DNA of a particular animal.