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  • Teaching your children about money

    As national and international economic uncertainly lingers, parents have an opportunity to talk with their children about finance, budgets and money. This helps children gain a deeper understanding of how money allows families and other units, such as organizations or governments, to function. The big-picture financial news headlines provide an opportunity to teach children how those stories apply on a very personal level— to their own family.

  • Autumn apple season is approaching

    Fall is my favorite time of year. I love the cool, crisp mornings followed by warm sunny afternoons. Haze is usually less this time of year. Sometimes, it seems you can almost see forever on a sunny fall day. Another reason I like fall is because of one of my favorite fruits, the apple. Who doesn’t enjoy hot apple cider to warm the insides on a cool fall day. On my birthday, each December, my wife Carole already knows what I want for dessert, apple dumplings! She makes the best!

  • Learning about state’s insects

    Insects are encountered just about anywhere, making them a fascinating learning tool for youth. They also provoke a variety of reactions, from “ick” to “cool.” For kids who react favorably, starting a 4-H entomology project is a valuable way to learn more about Kentucky insects. Youth learn how to collect, label and display insect specimens, which they can use to participate in state fair projects.

  • eCommerce workshop planned for Mondays at Extension office

    The Trimble County Cooperative Extension Service will offer an eCommerce Workshop, Monday evenings in October and November 2011.
    Sessions will be held from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the extension office located at 43 High Country Lane, Bedford.

    The registration fee of $25.00 includes workbook and dinner at each session.

    Please call the Trimble County Cooperative Extension office at (502) 255-7188 to register by Oct. 3, 2011.

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  • Understanding cholesterol and targeting your levels

    When you think of your cholesterol level you may think of some of the foods that you eat.

  • National economic woes show need to examine the family budget

    Recent national and global economic news has been troubling, with significant long-term issues that contribute to financial uncertainty. While it’s important to remain aware of these issues, concern is better channeled into productive action on a more personal level, such as examining your family’s budget and making decisions that wisely use money.

  • Fall: Taking advantage of the third gardening season

    Gardening this year has surely had its ups and downs. It rained profusely in April and May, delaying planting. Then came the weeds followed by early blight, late blight, Septoria leaf blight and insects! If that wasn’t bad enough, it stopped raining along with 20 plus days of temperatures above 90 degrees. However, gardeners still have one more opportunity to complete the gardening season.

  • Horse owners grazing school

    Area Horse enthusiasts are invited to attend the second Area Horse Owners Grazing School, scheduled to begin next month. Participants will learn management tips for healthy horses, healthy pastures and lower feed costs.

    The schedule of seminars and locations is as follows:

    Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., Oldham County Extension Office: Forage Selection & Establishment

    Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., Shelby County Extension Office: Health Concerns on Pasture

  • Eggplant: Good source of fiber, low in calories, no fat

    Eggplant has not always been a popular vegetable in the United States, but it is a favorite in many areas of the South.  Thomas Jefferson, who experimented with many varieties of plants in his Virginia garden, is credited with introducing egg plant to North America.

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