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  • 4-H groups target ways to prevent, end bullying

    In an ideal world, everyone would treat others the way they would want to be treated. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world, and bullies exist.  

  • Take measures to protect yourself from scam artists

    Kentuckians have lost a lot as a result of the March 2 tornadoes. As those hit the hardest begin to piece together their lives and rebuild, they should be on the lookout for those who may want to prey on their misfortune. Many times, after an area has been hit by a natural disaster, it will see an influx of scam artists and fly-by-night contractors.

  • April 15 deadline approaches: Take control of your taxes

    It’s tax time! In 2011, over half of tax payers received a refund, with an average yield of over $3,000.  For many Americans, this payment may be the largest lump sum received during the year.  Although it might be tempting to spend your tax refund on something fun, it is important to develop a plan to use the refund to help meet financial goals for 2012.

  • Importance of maintaining conventional septic systems

    Septic systems are used in Kentucky where municipal sewage treatment is not available. They are an effective, long-standing method of collecting, treating and disposing of homeowner wastewater, provided they are properly sited and installed. However, a well-sited, properly sized and installed system will fail if not properly maintained. A failed septic system creates problems such as noxious odors, lower property values, surface water contamination and groundwater pollution and may be a health hazard. Repair and replacement costs are considerable.

  • Exercise and catching a cold

    It seems that this time of year the cold is a common occurrence.   There are certain factors that increase your risk of getting a cold such as: smoking, stress, poor nutrition and missing sleep.  Can being more physically active reduce the chances that you will get a cold?

  • NRCS high tunnel program available to Kentucky farmers

  • The importance of maintaining good dental health

    As the beginning of the gastrointestinal tract, the mouth starts the digestive system’s functions, so it is not surprising that nutrition and oral health are closely linked. When it comes to oral health and the teeth, nutrition is both protective and preventive. Good nutrition promotes maintenance of the mouth and teeth by mitigating the negative influences of food on teeth, where plaque can accumulate.

    Dental decay can be caused by many things:

  • Developing leadership skills in youth promotes success

    All youth need opportunities to develop leadership skills. By learning to interact with others and becoming engaged members of their communities, youth learn that they can make a difference.  

    In order for youth to be prepared to work in partnership with adults, they need to develop and/or enhance their leadership skills. Leadership education prepares youth to:

    •manage time

    •work as a team

    •set goals

    •start conversations

    •facilitate meetings

  • Glyphosate-resistant weeds spreading in Kentucky

    Kentucky farmers have battled weeds resistant to herbicides containing glyphosate for the past decade. A recent survey of agriculture and natural resource agents with the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service indicates these weeds are becoming more widespread.

    Marestail (also known as horseweed), Palmer amaranth and waterhemp are examples of weeds that are not being controlled with glyphosate. All three weeds can pose problems for soybean growers according to James Martin, UK Weed Science Specialist. 

  • Do not delay to plan your estate

    Have you ever asked yourself the “what if” questions? What if something should happen to me today? What if something should happen to my spouse or business partner? What if I have an accident that leaves me incapacitated?  

    No one likes to think about these questions.

    However, the answers are very important to your surviving family members. Taking the time to answer those questions can provide peace of mind. It also can mean that your wishes for asset distribution following death will be followed.