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Extension

  • Don’t avoid talking to kids about household finances

    By JANE PROCTOR
    Trimble County Extension agent

  • Feb. 20-27: 'Kentucky Saves Week'

    In a down economy, Americans are saving more, but their level of savings may not be enough to help them navigate through an unforeseen financial hardship.
    According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis in the U.S. Department of Commerce, the personal savings rate for Americans in 2010 was around 6 percent.
    America Saves Week and Kentucky Saves Week, the state-level campaign, were created to encourage people to find ways to save more, whether that’s building a savings account or emergency fund or paying off credit card debt. This year, the week is Feb. 20-27.

  • Livestock programs planned for 2011

    Trimble County livestock producers may want to take advantage of some of the excellent Extension Service educational opportunities during the next several months.
    The 2011 Louisville Area Master Cattlemen Program: There is still time to register for this comprehensive forage and cattle management program.
    This program begins on Thursday, Jan. 20, and meets monthly from 5:30-9 p.m. through Oct. 20. Topics include facilities, management, forages, nutrition, reproduction, environmental stewardship, genetics, herd health, end product and marketing.

  • Wintertime exercise can require creativity

    With fewer hours of daylight, colder temperatures and more wet weather, winter is often when “couch-potato syndrome” kicks in for many of us.
    Getting the proper amount of physical activity may require creative thinking, especially for children not involved in school sports programs. 
    Children should engage in at least one hour of physical activity every day. This does not have to happen all at one time. Just 10 minutes of physical activity at a time can result in health benefits.

  • Livestock programs planned for 2011

    Trimble County livestock producers may want to take advantage of some of the excellent Extension Service educational opportunities during the next several months.
    The 2011 Louisville Area Master Cattlemen Program: There is still time to register for this comprehensive forage and cattle management program.
    This program begins on Thursday, Jan. 20, and meets monthly from 5:30-9 p.m. through Oct. 20. Topics include facilities, management, forages, nutrition, reproduction, environmental stewardship, genetics, herd health, end product and marketing.

  • Wintertime exercise can require some creativity

    With fewer hours of daylight, colder temperatures and more wet weather, winter is often when “couch-potato syndrome” kicks in for many of us.
    Getting the proper amount of physical activity may require creative thinking, especially for children not involved in school sports programs. 
    Children should engage in at least one hour of physical activity every day. This does not have to happen all at one time. Just 10 minutes of physical activity at a time can result in health benefits.

  • Camping series to include hiking trips

    By RALPH HANCE

    Trimble County Extension agent

  • Conference to benefit Kentucky sheep, goat producers

    By MIKE PYLES
    Trimble County Extension agent

  • Shop with a plan to save time, money at grocery

    By JANE PROCTOR
    Trimble County Extension agent

  • Meaningful gifts for elderly, infirm on your list

    Coming up with thoughtful and creative holiday gift ideas for ill or elderly friends and relatives can be difficult, but with a little imagination and time, there are many clever and useful items out there for those folks  on your gift list.  
    People who are ill and those who are elderly sometimes have trouble getting to stores to buy cards, and often though don’t want to bother others with their shopping needs.