January 30, 2008
Youth in grades six through eight can build their leadership, citizenship and communication skills while having fun and making new friends during the Kentucky 4-H Summit at the Kentucky Leadership Center in Jabez. They are invited to participate as delegates in a session that runs from March 6 through 8. Interested youth and their parents are encouraged to reserve their spot early because registration is limited. Some of the greatest benefits youths receive from 4-H are confidence and knowledge to be good communicators and leaders.
December 10, 2008
Since its inception in 1909, the 4-H program in Kentucky has helped shape the state's youth into productive, contributing members of society. Over the years, the organization has transformed to meet the needs of generations of young people. As the 4-H program in Kentucky celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2009, now is a good time to reflect on organization's past accomplishments and plan for the future. National 4-H was formed to fill the needs of practical education and advancing agricultural technology in rural areas.
November 12, 2008
Livestock programs are one of the most recognized aspects of 4-H, but many people do not know these programs help young people develop positive character traits and become the leaders of tomorrow. These programs introduce many youths to animals, but more importantly, youths learn many life skills through their participation. There are many ways youths can be involved in livestock programs through 4-H. Owning an animal is not a requirement for participation. Programs offered through 4-H include quiz bowls, skill-athons, livestock judging, projects and shows.
October 26, 2005
k and dogs across the state. We also had a successful livestock sale for the second year in a row. We had a great deal of support from the community this summer. We thank all of the buyers and friends of the Investment in Youth Livestock Sale. We would also like to thank all of our volunteer leaders from Jessamine County who attended 4-H Camp. The community really stepped up to help us make camp possible. Bluegrass Energy taught our electricity class, and we had two volunteers from the Nicholasville Police and Fire departments.
May 25, 2007
Here is what some area school officials who have worked closely with Paul Smiley during his tenure at Kentucky School for the Deaf had to say about him: Dick Webb, Burgin superintendent: "Paul Smiley has been an inspiration and outstanding example to an entire generation of coaches and athletic personnel. His influence statewide has been tremendous. Any decision Paul Smiley made as an AD was always tempered by what is best for the student. He single-handedly kept the Bluegrass Conference going for years so that small school athletes could be recognized.
February 6, 2008
A new study confirms youth involved in 4-H are leaders, contribute to their communities and are civically engaged, which strengthens communities. The 4-H Study of Positive Youth Development is finding that youth involved in high-quality, structured programs during out-of-school time, such as those offered by Boyle County 4-H, are more likely to experience PYD. The study involves more than 4,000 youth and 2,000 parents from 25 states and measures the impact personal and social factors have on a young person's development.
January 17, 2007
Members of the Clark County Kiwanis Club heard a brief review of the services offered at the Victory Heights Center for Achievement at Tuesday night's meeting. Delores Townsend, program director for the day care and caretaker for the babies at the center, said the former Victory Heights School, later named Odell Gross Elementary school, gives one location for previously scattered services provided by the Clark County Association for Handicapped Citizens with Darren Diguette as executive director.
January 31, 2013
FRANKFORT - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will visit Boyle County Friday to encourage local residents to make a voluntary $10 donation when they renew their farm license plates. The donation will be split evenly among Kentucky 4-H, Kentucky FFA and Kentucky Proud. Commissioner Comer is traveling to county clerks' offices throughout the state to promote the voluntary donation. “FFA and 4-H helped make me the person I am today,” said Comer, a former state president of Kentucky FFA. “They taught me valuable life lessons while enabling me to make friends from all over the commonwealth.
December 12, 2012
4-H livestock judging is a great way for young people to learn more about the animals they love and learn valuable life skills, such as decision making and critical thinking, in the process. One of the great things about livestock judging is you only need to have an interest in livestock to participate. Owning livestock or coming from an agricultural background are not participation requirements. In livestock judging, young people learn about the various traits of breeding and market livestock including hogs, beef cattle, sheep and meat goats.
October 5, 2006
Twenty homeless families have been working with case manager Susan Koenig to stabilize their housing situation, according to information submitted in the September report for the Clark County Community Services. This process has included mandatory life skills classes taught by Carolyn Burtner with the Clark County Health Department and family budgeting classes taught by Jennifer Howard at the Clark County Extension Office. Attainable goals, accountability and family security are top priorities in working with these families, said Judy Crowe, executive director of Clark County Community Services.