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Agriculture

  • Rocketry theme chosen for National Youth Science D

     

    On Oct. 8, youth around the country participated in the 4-H National Youth Science Day, completing a single, innovative experiment. This year’s experiment — developed by the University of Arizona — was Rockets to the Rescue!

  • Volunteers make organization available to thousands of youth

    Thursday, those involved with the local 4-H organization gathered at the Bardstown Civic Center for a luncheon to show appreciation to the organization’s most important assets — its volunteers.

    Nelson County 4-H includes around 250 volunteers, enabling the organization to serve around 2,500 youth in the area.

  • Nelson County FFA wins annual kickball game

    ASHLEY HARDIN

    TNHS FFA Reporter

    The month of September sure was a kicker.

    It set the ball rolling for school and sports — along with some fun for the local FFA chapters. Since last year, there has been a tradition of playing a game of kickball.

    Last year, Thomas Nelson stole the show with an impressive score. However, this year, the score was quite the opposite. Nelson County won and, as much as it pains me to say this, they deserved it.

  • Hammond participates in state agriculture program for teachers

    John Hammond of Thomas Nelson High School participated in the Kentucky Master Agriculture Teacher Program Sept. 14-16 in Lexington. He was one of 12 selected from more than 240 agriculture teachers in the state selected to participate in the two-year leadership academy.

  • Holes in your potatoes? Wireworms may be to blame

    I have a decent harvest of potatoes this year. Most of them are clean as a whistle; a few have a tinge of green (because a little sun shone down on them when they were curing on the veranda of the barn — fault); and best of all, none have the tiny holes left by the dreaded wireworm.

    If you do have lots of tiny holes in your potatoes, you likely saw the tough little yellow or rust colored worms when you were digging your crop.

  • Grow your own pumpkins

    The pumpkin has become a symbol of not only Halloween, but the fall season in general.

    While youngsters often look forward to picking out the perfect pumpkin to carve or decorate, another family-fun activity idea is to grow your own pumpkin patch.

    Growing your own pumpkin patch is a great way to get kids involved in the gardening process with a goal in mind — to have your very own, homegrown pumpkin by the time the season comes around.

    To do this, Kyle Mills of MVP Gardening Center, offers some advice.

  • Need help with any home improvement project?

    JENNIFER GROTE

    jgrote@kystandard.com

    In this day and age of digital technology, there are several platforms one can use to help ease the process of home improvement.

    There are several smart phone or smart device applications on the market that have been specifically designed to make the home improvement process easier and more efficient.

    Whether it’s something as simple as a level bar or as intricate as matching colors to furnishings or seeing how new furniture will fit into existing spaces, there is an app for almost everything.

  • Cleaning tips to help rid your home of autumn allergens

    StatePoint

    Many people think of allergies as a spring problem, but most sniffle sufferers know that fall can pose its own issues. Mold and ragweed are common fall allergy triggers, as well as dust mites, which are naturally more prevalent in the home during the drier months.

    “You can turn your home into a safe haven from fall allergens with regular, strategic cleaning and a few preventive measures,” said Robin Wilson, an interior design expert and an ambassador with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.

  • Five reasons to replace your old AC in the fall

    StatePoint

    Before you turn off your AC system for the season, consider having it checked out by a certified contractor. If it’s older or has been giving you problems, you might want to replace it.

    “It may not be top of mind, but fall is actually the ideal time to think about your home’s cooling system,” said Frank Landwehr, VP of Marketing at Emerson Climate Technologies.

  • How to control ant infestations at home

    METRO CREATIVE SERVICES

    Few things elicit the ire of homeowners more quickly than insect infestations inside a home. Though many types of insects can find their way into a home, ants tend to be especially skilled at such invasions, causing many a headache among homeowners hoping to send their uninvited houseguests packing once and for all.