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County Extension

  • UKAg looks back on 50 years of the farm machinery show

    By Jack Ewing

    In the early 1960s, Blaine Parker was part of a group of agricultural engineers working on a rural electrification project. Parker was the chair of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment’s Agricultural Engineering Department at the time. He had no idea that those group meetings would lead to a farm machinery demonstration that still would be going 50 years later and attracting visitors from around the world.

  • 4-H Camp ‘just around the corner’

    By Kindra Ewing Jones
    Grayson County
     Extension Service

  • Course offers sewing pattern instruction

    “Learn how to cut out patterns like a pro,” says Natalie Taul, Grayson County Extension agent for family and consumer sciences.  

    This workshop, All about Patterns — Beyond the Basics Sewing, teaches layout, cutting, fabric, grain lines, how to read the back of patterns and more.

    Taught by Barbara Stiles, certified master clothing volunteer, the class is at 10 a.m. April 27 at the Extension office. Participants must have basic sewing skills and knowledge of his or her machine to enroll.

  • Extension posts youth jobs and skills

    Submitted

    Grayson County youth have a hard time finding after school jobs and summer jobs especially for those under age 18. In an attempt to bring youth and jobs together, the County Extension Council has posted a job board in the Extension Office at 123 Commerce Drive in Leitchfield.

  • Homemakers learn about brain power

    Submitted
    The Young Homemakers Club members got a lesson on ‘Brain Power’ at the March meeting Tuesday March 15. Barbara Warfield hosted the meeting and presented the monthly lesson.
    Although we do loose some memory as we age, there are things that affect our memory and things we can do to help or slow the loss process.
    Our memory is affected by anxiety, fatigue, stress, sensory abilities, medications, depression and physical health. These things make it harder to remember and pay attention.

  • Am I normal?

    By Kindra Ewing Jones
    UK Extension Agent
    Think back over the past year. Have you grown taller?
    Have other kids in your class grown taller?
    What about your clothes? Can you still wear your favorite jeans?
    As you age, your body changes too. As each of us grows, we grow at different rates.
    Everyone is different. Next time you go shopping, look around at the people. They are all different. This is good because there is no one type of person.

  • Am I normal? Growing up is not easy

    Think back over the past year. Have you grown taller? Have other kids in your class grown taller? What about your clothes? Can you still wear your favorite jeans? As you age, your body changes too! As each of us grows, we grow at different rates.

    Everyone is different. Next time you go shopping, look around at the people. They are all different. This is good because there is no one type of person. We all look different because of our parents. We have a special code given to us by our parents — our genes (pronounced like your favorite pants: jeans.).

  • Local group starting 75th year

    The Extension Homemaker Organization will celebrate its 75th year in 2011. The group has been an active volunteer organization in Grayson County since 1936 with 61 members in five clubs, Caneyville, Short Creek, Sunshine, Thomas and Young, including Mailbox Members.

  • Sleep is an important part of life

    Do you hate having to go to bed? Would you rather stay up and read a book or watch TV? Maybe you think that sleep is boring or that you will miss out on something. Actually, sleep is very important.
    Have you ever not had enough sleep? Maybe the next day you felt tired all day or maybe you were just not at your best. Your body needs sleep! Kids need sleep so that they can give their bodies a break and prepare for the next day.

  • Homemakers welcome mailbox members

    The Grayson County Extension Homemakers offer a variety of programs and useful information but many women do not participate in the five local clubs because of time constraints.
    That’s why the organization offers its mailbox members program.
    For a $6 annual fee, participants receive the monthly Family and Consumer Sciences newsletter, the Kentucky Extension Homemakers Associaton newsletter, plus monthly lesson materials.
    For information, go online to ces.ca.uky.edu /grayson/Extension Homemaker Association.