This hot and dry summer has affected our lawns badly. Most are wondering if the grass will ever return and in many cases it probably won’t. It is evident that we have lost some of our grass in areas where the soil is shallow or was in direct sunlight during those hot afternoons. The big concern now is what should we do to insure a beautiful lawn for next year?
For the last few years the Central KY Area of Extension has held a Stocker Conference in Lexington. This year the conference will be held Monday, Oct. 1 at the Fayette County Extension Office. During the session programs will deal with health programs, marketing issues, and the upcoming winter feeding program.
The Harrison County Fairboard is sponsoring the Community Gospel Sing at the fairgrounds on July 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Anyone interested in participating should contact Barbara Yearsley, 1146 Ky. Hwy. 1842 N, Cynthiana, Ky. 41031 or 859-234-2963, Betty Stoner at 234-3794, or Kevin Strausbaugh at 859-608-6826 before June 30.
Letters are not being sent to churches this year.
Research studies show that the rates of physical inactivity are highest in the southern region of the United States. Men’s Health in the state of Kentucky is quickly becoming a serious concern. Physical inactivity is a major reason for poor physical health for men. Kentucky is greatly affected by this lack of physical activity. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that in 2009, 34.6 percent of Kentuckians were overweight.
Summertime is when there are the most reported cases of food poisoning and stomach distress. One of the reasons could come from improper handling of meats. Make sure you’re keeping your family safe from harmful bacteria when grilling meat and poultry.
Cross-contamination is how bacteria can be spread. Improper handling of raw meat, poultry and seafood can create an inviting environment for cross-contamination. As a result, harmful bacteria can spread to food and throughout the kitchen.