April 18, 2014

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Clean-up paper clutter Print E-mail

Despite our best attempts at home organization, many of us are constantly bombarded with paper. Paper is the most common type of clutter. When you think about it, this is not really surprising considering the amount of junk mail, bills, coupons, completed schoolwork and publications that many of us have lying on tables or stuffed in drawers at our homes.

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2013 country ham dinner conclusion to a great year! Print E-mail

Pendleton County hosted its third Annual Pendleton County 4-H Country Ham Auction on September 13, 2013. There were seven 4-Hers that participated in the 4-H country ham project for 2013. Each participant received two hams in January and was responsible for rubbing the cure mix on the hams and getting them hung up. They cleaned their hams in May and rehung them in clean socks until August.

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Composting puts fall leaves to good use Print E-mail

As the fall season progresses, many folks obtain large amounts of leaves and other yard wastes that need to be removed from their property.  Composting is a practice that is beneficial to the environment and at the same time allows property owners to get rid of these different yard wastes in an effective manner.

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Pendleton County Homemakers hold 63rd annual meeting Print E-mail

Pendleton County Extension homemakers installation of officers, left to right, Judie Lambert, president; Marlene McComas, N. Ky. Area Homemaker Council president; Joyce Beckett, vice president; Flo McDonald, president-elect; Ellin Crotty, treasurer.

By Monica Yeamans, PC Extension Homemakers reporter

Over 100 members and guests attended the 63rd annual meeting of the County Extension Homemakers held at the Pendleton County Extension Center, Thursday, September 12. President, Judie Lambert, welcomed all to the meeting. After short speeches by honored guests a memorial service was conducted by Leona Phillips honoring members who had passed away in the last year. Vonda McKinney read an inspirational and the evening’s meal was then served by members of the Town & Country Homemaker Club.

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Add green to your golden years Print E-mail

The recent economic recession has many people nervous about whether they have planned or are planning well enough for retirement. If you’re worried about not having enough money to last through your golden years, you’re not alone. With life expectancies longer than ever, six out of 10 baby boomers fear outliving their retirement funds more than they fear dying.

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It's apple harvest time in Ky. Print E-mail

September and October is a busy time for Kentucky’s apple growers. Hopefully they’ve chosen the varieties resistant to as many diseases as possible. Ripening times vary from year to year depending on the weather. If apples have coddling moth damage, they will drop up to two weeks before the crop is ripe.

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Help make a better Cloverville Print E-mail

For the past 40 years, Cloverville has been a staple of the Kentucky State Fair, showcasing the great works of countless Kentucky 4-H’ers. Soon, the exhibit will be replaced so generations of 4-H’ers can continue to display their excellent work.

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4-H Country Ham Project continues to grow Print E-mail

Participation in the 4-H Country Ham Project has nearly doubled each year since the first competitive event took place at the Kentucky State Fair in 1999.

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Autumn in the Ky. Garden Print E-mail

Autumn is a beautiful time in Kentucky gardens, but it can also be a messy time.  The season brings piles of leaves from our trees and spent shoots from our flower beds.

The way we address this yard waste can have a significant impact on our gardens and the environment.  Gardeners commonly rake up and bag leaves to be hauled away to yard waste dumps.

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Ageism is a social issue Print E-mail

Approximately 40 million Americans are age 65 and over, a number projected to more than double by 2030 due primarily to the baby boomer generation. Baby boomers are the post-World War II babies born worldwide between 1946 and 1964. In America, they represent 29 percent of the population. In 2011, the first of the boom reached the retirement age of 65. This group of adults represents an estimated 1.2 million Kentuckians.

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