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  • Water landscape plants thoroughly for best results

  • Make water your drink of choice this summer

    Summer is here, and with it many opportunities to be involved in activities such as hiking, running, biking and swimming.  It is important during these normally hot and humid months that you drink enough water and stay hydrated.

    In our efforts to beat the summer heat it is easy to grab the first drink available. Often this could be sodas, vitamin water, sports and fruit drinks, smoothies, lemonade and sweetened ice tea. These drinks are high in calories and can lead to calorie over load.

  • Triple digits: Help livestock deal with the heat

  • Planning for retirement especially important for women

    Retirement planning is important for all individuals; however, it is especially important for women.  At some point during their lives, 80 to 90 percent of women will be solely responsible for their own finances.  Unfortunately for the majority of them, it will be later in life.  Women tend to have shorter work histories than men, as a result of entering and leaving the workforce due to raising children.  In addition, fewer women participate in employer-sponsored retirement plans compared to men.  

  • 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.