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  • Cold weather health benefits

    Often times there are many warnings about the hazards that happen when the temperature turns cold.  But did you know that there are actually some benefits too?
    We tend to be more social.  When the nights are longer and colder, people tend to reach out to friends and family more often.  In fact, one study found that people actually talked on the phone longer during bad weather. So if you are stuck inside, call up a friend or family member and chat away!

  • Support 4-H with Ag Tag donation

    Farm vehicle license plate renewal is just around the corner. As you purchase or renew your tags this year, please consider making the $10 donation on each licensed vehicle to support 4-H and help make the best young people better.

  • New dietary guidelines emphasize a lifetime of healthy eating

    The new dietary guidelines were released in January and encourage all of us to make healthy eating choices throughout our lives to minimize our risks of becoming overweight or obese or developing a chronic disease like heart disease or diabetes. These conditions are often linked to poor diets and physical inactivity.

  • Promote sportsmanship over winning

    Most adults know winning a competition isn’t a prerequisite for future success in life. Sometimes, however, we can get caught up in the moment and put too much pressure on our children to win at whatever they do, be it at school or on the athletic field. At no time of the year is this more true in Kentucky than the start of basketball season.

  • My Farewell

    Well, by the time you read this, I will be retired. I can hardly believe it has been almost thirty-five years since Carole and I moved to Trimble County. After just over two years as County Extension Agent for Agriculture in Harlan County, we moved to Trimble County in February, 1981 following Millard Maxey’s retirement. Carole grew up in Trimble County. I grew up In Carroll County, so moving here was almost like moving back home to me and, now Trimble County is my home.

  • Feeling down? It might be seasonal affective disorder

    If you find yourself feeling down, depressed, moody or irritable during a particular time of the year, you may suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder.
    According to the Mayo Clinic, SAD is a type of depression linked to seasonal changes, and it begins and ends around the same time every year. For the majority of people, symptoms start in the fall or winter but quit with the coming of spring or early summer.

  • Meeting on industrial hemp production Feb. 2
  • Tips for holiday food safety

    Food is an essential part of our lives, particularly during the holiday season, when families get together and enjoy different varieties of food prepared at home. During this time it is also very important to keep food safety in mind, specifically while serving the immunocompromised individuals including: young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people fighting illnesses.
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  • Blacklegged ticks are active

    Encounters with adult blacklegged ticks (Ixodes scapularis) (Figure 1) have in Kentucky over the past 2 years according to Lee Townsend, University of Kentucky Extension Entomology Specialist.
    This is apparently due to an increase in numbers of this species in the state and perhaps a widening of its distribution. Most recently it was reported from Crittenden County. Currently the blacklegged tick has been reported in fourteen Kentucky counties including Trimble and Carroll counties in 2013.