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By JERRY LITTLE and Boyle County extension agent for agriculture/natural resources | January 8, 2013
Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing wood. To gain the most from your investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood. Seasoning is an important consideration when purchasing firewood. Ask if the firewood has been seasoned. Wood that is seasoned, or cured, was properly cut, split and stacked for about six months to remove enough moisture so it will burn efficiently this season.
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By Frank Hicks | October 19, 2011
As winter approaches, many of us are either using or preparing to use firewood as a way to chase away the chill of the season. Fuel wood can be an economical and enjoyable way to heat our homes, but it must be used with a few precautions in mind. When cutting and hauling firewood, it is important to know how much wood weighs, as well as the load capacity of the truck or trailer hauling the fuel. It is not unusual to see overturned trailers or trucks due to overloading. Common species used for fuel wood can weigh as much as 75 lbs. per cubic foot when cut and it is very easy to exceed a truck's weight capacity by loading based on volume.
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JERRY LITTLE | November 24, 2004
Already into the firewood season and without wood? Cold weather is here and you don't have any seasoned firewood. You remember it takes a minimum of six months to properly season wood to use in an indoor fireplace. What can you do? It's too late now to cut down a tree, split it and have seasoned wood for a warm, glowing fire. However, many vendors have seasoned firewood for sale. There should be an ample supply due to the ice storm last February. When you buy firewood this time of year, pay attention to the dryness, density, species and price.
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March 22, 2007
Kentucky State Parks will not allow out-of-state firewood to be brought into campgrounds this year to reduce the risk of bringing an unwelcome insect into the state. The ban is intended to keep the emerald ash borer, an insect that kills ash trees, from entering the state. The insect has been found in states north of Kentucky including Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. These states have quarantined the movement of firewood out of infected counties. However, the ban applies to all states, other than Kentucky.
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February 14, 2012
Every time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you may be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home. Not to worry, though. Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, and their numbers can be greatly reduced by following a few simple steps. When stacking wood outside, avoid stacking it directly on the ground. This will keep it from getting too wet and reduce the chances of infestation by such insects as termites and ants.
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JERRY LITTLE | January 30, 2008
Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing the wood. To gain the most from the investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood. Seasoning is an important consideration when purchasing firewood. Ask if the firewood has been seasoned. Wood that is seasoned, or cured, was properly cut, split and stacked for about six months to remove enough moisture so it will burn efficiently this season.
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TERRI L. CARTER | November 22, 2005
Whether you cut your own or buy it, one way to ease the pinch of high heating bills this winter is to burn firewood. James Boyd of J&K Tree Service will give away firewood to help those in need keep warm as cold weather approaches. He gets wood from customers whose trees he cuts down. "If the customers don't want to keep the wood we cut it up, I haul it home to help people in the community," Boyd said. A native of Texas, Boyd said his grandfather taught him to help people in the neighborhood when they needed it. He grew up on a pine tree farm and has worked around wood all of his life, selling it as pulp to make paper and building churches.
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By JERRY LITTLE and Boyle County extension agent for agriculture/natural resources | January 8, 2013
Many Kentuckians burn firewood as their main source of heat during the winter. Others use it to supplement their heating sources. For many families that means purchasing wood. To gain the most from your investment, pay attention to the seasoning, density and quantity of firewood. Seasoning is an important consideration when purchasing firewood. Ask if the firewood has been seasoned. Wood that is seasoned, or cured, was properly cut, split and stacked for about six months to remove enough moisture so it will burn efficiently this season.
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February 14, 2012
Every time you bring a load of firewood inside this winter, you may be opening the door for wood-infesting insects to make your home their home. Not to worry, though. Most insects brought into the home on firewood are harmless, and their numbers can be greatly reduced by following a few simple steps. When stacking wood outside, avoid stacking it directly on the ground. This will keep it from getting too wet and reduce the chances of infestation by such insects as termites and ants.
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By TODD¿KLEFFMAN and tkleffman@amnews.com | November 12, 2011
BUTCHERTOWN - A northern Casey County man was airlifted from his farm Friday afternoon after he was seriously injured while cutting firewood. Micheal Maddox, 55, of Butchertown Road, was listed in “serious” condition Saturday afternoon at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, a hospital spokeswoman said. Maddox's brother-in-law, Larry Terrell, said Maddox was cutting down a large tree for firewood on a hillside behind his home when the incident occurred about 1 p.m. He was chainsawing into a tree with a split and when he got halfway through, a section of the tree kicked outward striking Maddox in the right shoulder and hip, Terrell said.
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By Frank Hicks | October 19, 2011
As winter approaches, many of us are either using or preparing to use firewood as a way to chase away the chill of the season. Fuel wood can be an economical and enjoyable way to heat our homes, but it must be used with a few precautions in mind. When cutting and hauling firewood, it is important to know how much wood weighs, as well as the load capacity of the truck or trailer hauling the fuel. It is not unusual to see overturned trailers or trucks due to overloading. Common species used for fuel wood can weigh as much as 75 lbs. per cubic foot when cut and it is very easy to exceed a truck's weight capacity by loading based on volume.
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December 14, 2009
Danville's dollhouse museum is open The Great American Dollhouse Museum will be open throughout the holidays except Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at 344 Swope Drive, Danville. Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children 2-12. Current displays are "Santa Through the Ages," "Victorian Toys" and "Christmas 1959. " For more information, call (859) 583-8000. Meeting has been canceled The Boyle County Genealogical Association meeting planned Tuesday has been canceled.
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By Frank Hicks | July 8, 2009
The emerald ash borer, an exotic invasive insect, has been discovered in several states, and in a few places in Kentucky. There is little hope of eradicating the emerald ash borer, but Katie Pratt, from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, has provided some good information about the efforts to slow the spread of this destructive pest. Recently, the Kentucky Office of the State Entomologist, in consultation with the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, issued a quarantine for 20 counties due to the emerald ash borer.
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Don White/The Kentucky Traveler | May 15, 2009
Having spent all but one of the nine years it took me to complete eight grades in a two-room school, I consider myself an authority on the subject of old-fashioned education in Kentucky. There probably aren't many people under age 60 who attended either a one- or two-room grade school, but those of us who did have a coal bucket full of memories. Listening to Estill County resident Parnell Todd share some of his grade school memories recently put me in the mood to reflect on some of my own. I'm certainly not one of those people who would claim students got a better education in the "old days", but there were certain fun things we did back then that can't be repeated in today's modern schools.
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Frank Hicks | January 21, 2009
The Clark County Extension Service's 2009 "Winter School for Farmers" is scheduled for three consecutive Monday evenings. The "School" will meet Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9 at the Clark County Extension building. Meetings will begin at 5:30 each evening, and will include a meal sponsored by the Clark County Cattlemen's Association. There is no charge for these meetings, but it would be helpful if those planning to attend will call the Extension office ahead of time, so that adequate materials can be prepared.
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Mike Moore | July 17, 2008
Turtles and trees aren't normally associated with one another. But don't tell that to David Terrell, owner of Turtle Tree Trimming. "It's a nickname that I've had since I was a young kid," Terrell said. "It just kind of stuck with me. It's a catchy name ... the three Ts. " Terrell has been in the tree-trimming business more than 20 years, but is entering his third year owning his own business. The business began in Lexington, but late last year Terrell moved it to Nicholasville for family reasons.
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