Oldham County Extension Leader of the Year

The following article printed in the 2018 Winter edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter and the 2018 Oldham County Extension Report to the People.

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Extension Leader of the Year

Karen Horton is our Extension Leader of the Year! A Kentucky 4-H alumni herself, she has volunteered with Oldham County 4-H since 2012.

For five years, Karen led the Oldham County 4-H Cloverbuds Club which is geared towards youth ages six through eight. Her caring nature and fun attitude helped transform a loosely thrown-together program into a well-organized learning experience for all involved. Graduated Cloverbuds return as volunteers, sharing their hands-on skills and serving as role models for current members. Parents who used to simply drop off their children for club meetings now stay to learn and help. This special dynamic builds 4-H families.

Karen continues to support Oldham County’s youth in a variety of ways, including volunteering at 4-H summer camp, 4-H Reality Store, and 4-H Communications. She is also starting a new 4-H Photography Club in 2019.

Written by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Assistant, and Sherry DeCuir, Oldham County 4-H volunteer.

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2018 & 2019 Oldham County 4-H Camps

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2018 Winter edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter. “Setting 4-H Camp Records” also printed in the 2018 Oldham County Extension Report to the People.

Don’t Miss Out On 4-H Camp!

Oldham County is booked for July 22-26 at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp. Mark your calendars now! Pre-registration will be available in February.

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Setting 4-H Camp Records

Having broken the county’s attendance record in 2017, Oldham County 4-H’s dream to have its own camp week became a reality in 2018.

The Oldham County 4-H Council raised over $12,510 to help support camp expenses, roughly twice the amount of donations received in 2017.

The 319 attendees included nine participants who have grown up in the program, experiencing life as a camper, teen leader, and now as an adult leader. In addition, the state employed three Oldham County 4-H alumni in 2018 as paid camp interns.

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Written by Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent, and Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Assistant.

Fall Oldham County Events

The following calendar originally printed in the 2018 Fall edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

September Extension Events

3 Office Closed for Labor Day
5 Rinse & Return for Pesticide Containers, 9am-noon
5 4-H Woodworking Club
6 Extension District Board, 9am
10 Green Thumbs Garden Club
10 Delicious Delights
11 Cloverbuds
12 Painting Club, 10am
13 4-H Robotics
14 Oldham County Beekeepers, 7:30pm
15 Healthy Oldham County Walk, The Maples
17 Busy 4-H’ers of Oldham County
18 Hemp Field Day, KSU Farm
18 4-H Achievement Award Work Session
19 4-H Woodworking Club
24 Come Sew With Us, 3-8pm
25 Raising Hemp in KY, Shelby Co Ext, 6pm
25 4-H Poultry Club
27 Stroke Awareness, 10am
27 Beef Quality & Care Assurance, 6:30pm
28 Forages, Fencing, & On-Farm Water, 9am

October Extension Events

1 Service With a Smile registration due
1 Regional Beef Field Day, John Allison Farm, New Castle
3 4-H Woodworking Club
4 Garden & Landscape Secrets, Oldham County Arts Center, 6:30pm
5 Master Gardener Classes Begin
7-13 Homemaker Week
8 Greens Thumbs Garden Club
8 Delicious Delights
10 Service With a Smile, Shelby Co Ext, 9:30am
11 Extension Council, 9am
11 District Board, 10:30am
11 4-H Council Meeting
12 Oldham County Beekeepers, 7:30pm
15 Wreathmaking With Dried Plants, 10am
15 Busy 4-H’ers of Oldham County
16 Cloverbuds
17 Painting Club
17 4-H Woodworking Club
25 Brain Activities, 10am
25 Forages, Fencing, & On-Farm Water, 6:30pm
26 Garden Mistakes, 10am
29 Come Sew With Us, 3-8pm
30 Chicken Coops, Fencing, & Predator Control, 6:30pm

November Extension Events

1 District Board, 10am
1 Leaders of the Pack
7 Beef Finishing School Begins
7 4-H Woodworking Class
8 4-H Robotics
9 Homemaker Council, 10am
9 Oldham County Beekeepers, 7:30pm
12 Green Thumbs Garden Club
12 Soil Testing & Fertilizers, 6:30pm
13 Soil Testing & Fertilizers, 9am
13 Cloverbuds
19 Delicious Delights
20 4-H Award Banquet
22-23 Office Closed for Thanksgiving
27 Winter Greenery, 1pm
27 4-H Poultry Club
28 4-H Woodworking Club
29 Holiday Showcase, 10am
29 Busy 4-H’ers of Oldham County
30 Homemaker Enrollment due

Get Involved With Oldham County 4-H

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2018 Fall edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

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Oldham County 4-H Clubs

Oldham County 4-H offers a variety of clubs that meet to explore different projects areas. Joining a club is a great way to learn new skills and make friends with others who share your same interests. If you are interested in joining one of our current clubs, contact the leader about joining. Most clubs meet monthly.

Ballardsville High Riders 4-H Horse Club
Leader: Jean Jenkins
Contact: (502) 241-4134

Busy 4-H’ers of Oldham County
Leader: Kim Minor
Contact: minor_ks@bellsouth.net
First Meeting: September 17

Cloverbuds
Leader: Sherry DeCuir
Contact: pharmgirlshe@aol.com
First Meeting: September 11

Delicious Delights 4-H Cooking Club
Leaders: Kim Carter and Annette Kennedy
Contact: annettekennedy@bellsouth.net
First Meeting: September 10

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Leaders of the Pack 4-H Dog Club
Leaders: Cindy Guenther and Jackie Olds
Contact: (502) 648-0534
First Meeting: October 4

Poultry Club
Leader: Andrea Knorr
Contact: knorr_andrea@yahoo.com

Teen Club of Oldham County
Contact: kwoods@uky.edu

Woodworking Club
Leaders: Sherry DeCuir
Contact: pharmgirlshe@aol.com
First Meeting: September 5

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4-H Reality Store at North Oldham High School

North Oldham High School will host 4-H Reality Store on Friday, October 5, during school hours.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! Could you man a booth representing a monthly expense? If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kelly Woods at the Extension office via 222-9453.

Written by Amy Logsdon, Oldham County 4-H Program Assistant. Edited by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

4-H Members & Leaders: Read Me

The following 4-H Youth Development articles printed in the 2018 Fall edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

Be the Next Emerald Award Winner

The Achievement Program provides the opportunity to receive scholarships to Teen Conference, 4-H Congress, and college. Interviews at the state level are required for certain levels. You can get started in the Achievement Program when you are in the sixth grade and continue throughout the rest of your 4-H career.

At 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18, an orientation and work session will be held to help members get started on their applications. Plan on bringing a laptop with you. RSVPs are due by Monday, September 17.

Email amy.logsdon@uky.edu to get started. All Achievement Applications are due Monday, October 15.

4-H Awards Night

Save the date! The Junk Drawer Robotics Club invites you to join them at 2018 Oldham County 4-H Banquet on Tuesday, November 20, at the John Black Community Center.

Nominations for 4-H awards are due by October 15. Club leaders will receive more information about the awards in their club packets (more information below). 4-H awards to be granted during the Awards Dinner include the Ten Year Member Award, 100 Ribbon Club, 250 Ribbon Club, Achievement Awards, Horse Level Books, Club Secretary Book, and the Community Service Award. Applications for the Outstanding 4-H Member Award are available online at oldham.ca.uky.edu/4-h-awards-banquet.

4-H Club Leader Meeting

Club enrollment packets will be provided to all 4-H Club Leaders at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, at the Extension office. Club leaders, plan on attending this extremely important meeting. Every club must have a representative. If you cannot attend, please send a volunteer from your club. Please do not use enrollment forms from past years. All enrollment forms for new and returning members are due November 1.

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Shooting Sports Coaches Certification

A workshop will be held at Lake Cumberland 4-H Education Center on October 5 through 7 for coaches seeking their first 4-H Certification. This workshop is designed to familiarize coaches with the National Shooting Sports materials and to provide certification. For more information, contact the Extension office before September 14.

Written by Amy Logsdon, Oldham County 4-H Program Assistant. Edited by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

Celebrating Summer Champions

The following 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture, and Family & Consumer Sciences articles originally printed in the 2018 Fall edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

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2018 Oldham County Fair Winners

The 85th Oldham County Fair is in the record books! Home & Family Arts Department Champions were Kaylee Blackburn, Junior Division; Becky Mings, Open Division; and Cindy Smith, Senior Division.

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4-H members entered 305 projects in the Oldham County Fair; demonstrating many talents and lots of hard work. We would like to congratulate all the 4-H members whose 46 projects advanced to the State Fair:

Maggie Anderson Katelynn Jasinski Olivia Minor
Kora Birchmier Lindsay Jasinski Caroline Olds
Rebekah Degnan Keirstin Kennedy Ella Olds
Niamh Goodjohn Kendall Kennedy Izzy Perez
Ryan Hawkins Emmett King Scarlett Rutledge
Sammy Heady Emerson Lane Neil Simonson
Ethan Jasinski Adelle Minor

Congratulations to the 4-H’ers in bold who earned one or more blue ribbons at the Kentucky State Fair, and a special congrats to our State Fair Class Champions, whose names are underlined. A shout out as well to Rebekah Degnan who received Reserve Champion for her dog poster.

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In the Agriculture Department, Melody Hardin earned Grand Champion in the Junior Division as well as Best of Show for her jalapenos. Denise Amos was the Adult Division Grand Champion, and Joyce McKinney’s tomatoes won Best of Show.

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Many thanks to the Oldham County Homemakers, 4-H’ers, and the rest of our wonderful volunteers for their hard work checking in, judging, and displaying of Oldham County Fair exhibits.

State 4-H Dog Show

The Kentucky State 4-H Dog Show was held on August 11 and 12 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville. Congratulations to the following Oldham County 4-H’ers who participated:

Rebekah Degnan
Reserve Champion in Jumpers Agility
Grand Champion in Tunnelers Agility
Grand Champion in Obedience, Graduate Beginner
Judy Ellis Lawless Award

Beth Huffman
2nd in Senior Dog Judging
3rd in Obedience, Sub Novice B (Overall)
1st in Open Showmanship (Age 17-18)
Grand Champion in Open Showmanship (Overall)

Carrie Olds
1st in Open Showmanship (Age 11-12)
3rd in Open Showmanship (Overall)

Ella Olds
3rd in Masters Showmanship (Age 13-14)
3rd in Senior Dog Judging

Audrey Roberts
1st in Novice Showmanship (Age 13-14)
Reserve Champion in Novice Showmanship

Ballardsville High Riders Excel this Summer at State Events

On June 7 and 8, eleven Oldham County 4-H’ers competed at the Kentucky State 4-H Horse Contest in Lexington.

Oldham County 4-H’s Junior Horse Bowl team — Peyton Ash, Sydney Ash, Emily Altsman, and Carrie Olds — won first place. In the individual competition, Peyton earned third, and Carrie took fifth place.

The Oldham County 4-H Junior Hippology team — Harper Ash, Peyton Ash, Sydney Cobb, and Carrie Olds — also placed first. Sydney took first in individual performance, Carrie second, and Peyton third.

The Junior Horse Judging team — Peyton Ash, Caecilia Isenhart, Freya Isenhart, and Carrie Olds — placed third in team performance, fourth in team halter, and second overall. Caecilia also won fifth place in performance and first overall. In the senior division, Beth Huffman placed eighth in individual performance.

Oldham County 4-H’ers also took home several awards in the art competitions. In black and white photography, Ida Isenhart earned first place, Caecilia Isenhart took third, and Freya Isenhart came in tenth. Ella Olds won third place for her posed and candid photos as well as third place in art kits and patterns. Carrie Olds took third placed in original art. In equipment, Harper Ash won fifth place. Peyton Ash’s junior presentation earned second place, and her sewing project won third.

The Kentucky 4-H Horse Show was held at the State Fairgrounds June 30 through July 7. Congratulations to the following members for their accomplishments at the Kentucky 4-H State Horse Show:

Harper Ash
2nd in Hunter Under Saddle W/T
4th in Hunt Seat Equitation W/T
7th in Showmanship 1

Peyton Ash
2nd in Dressage USEF TL 1
2nd in Beginner Rider Over Fences 2′
4th in Dressage Seat Equitation Jr.

Maya Bourke
High Point in Hunter I
1st in Beginner Rider Over Fences 2′
2nd in Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences 2′
3rd in Hunter Saddle Pony
4th in OI Bareback Hunt Seat Equitation
5th in Showmanship 1

Hunter Fackler
1st in OI Miniature Horse Halter
1st in Pleasure Driving Sr.
1st in OI Mini Horse Pleasure Driving
7th in Showmanship Sr.

Beth Huffman
3rd in Showmanship Sr.
5th in Halter Obstacle Sr.
5th in OI Miniature Horse Halter
6th in Pleasure Driving Sr.

Ella Olds
4th in Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences 2′
5th in Hunter Saddle Pony
5th in Hunt Seat Equitation 2

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the District and State Horse Shows in 2018. To qualify for participation in horse related competitive events, 4-H members must complete equine educational requirements and be registered with the Extension office by April 15, 2019.

State Communications Event

The State Communications Event was held on July 14 in Lexington. Oldham County was well represented by the following 4-H members who all received blue ribbons: Olivia Baker, Ava Breeding, Hunter Fackler, Kendall Kennedy, and Brady Rutledge. In addition, Brady placed second in the 10-Year-Old Speech Division. Congratulations to all!

Written by Amy Logsdon, Oldham County 4-H Program Assistant, and Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

Oldham County 4-H Excels at State Horse Contest

The following 4-H Youth Development article printed in the Oldham Era.

2018 Kentucky State 4-H Horse Contest

On June 7 and 8, eleven 4-H’ers represented Oldham County at the 2018 Kentucky State 4-H Horse Contest in Lexington.

Oldham County 4-H’s Junior Horse Bowl team (Peyton Ash, Sydney Ash, Emily Altsman, and Carrie Olds) won first place. In the individual competition, Peyton earned third, and Carrie took fifth place.

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In the Hippology contest, 4-H’ers test their equine veterinary and management knowledge. The Oldham County 4-H Junior Hippology team was made up of Harper Ash, Peyton Ash, Sydney Cobb, and Carrie Olds. The team placed first in the written section, first in stations, and first in judging, taking first place in the overall competition. Sydney took first in individual performance, Carrie second, and Peyton third.

The Junior Horse Judging team placed third in team performance, fourth in team halter, and second overall. Peyton Ash, Caecilia Isenhart, Freya Isenhart, and Carrie Olds made up the Junior Horse Judging team. Caecilia also won fifth place in performance and first overall. In the senior division, Beth Huffman placed eighth in individual performance.

Oldham County 4-H’ers also took home several awards in the art competitions. In black and white photography, Ida Isenhart earned first place, Caecilia Isenhart took third, and Freya Isenhart came in tenth. Ella Olds won third place for her posed and candid photos as well as third place in art kits and patterns. Carrie Olds took third placed in original art. In equipment, Harper Ash won fifth place. Peyton Ash’s junior presentation earned second place, and her sewing project won third.

Oldham County is proud of the fantastic efforts displayed by our 4-H’ers!

Written by Lauren Fernandez, Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant. Reviewed by Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Agent.

Upcoming Oldham County Events

The following calendar originally printed in the 2018 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

All activities are held at the Oldham County Extension office unless otherwise noted. Please call to RSVP for classes held at Extension offices.

June Extension Events

1-3 District Horse Show
4 4-H Camp Forms due
5 4-H Teen Conference Orientation
6 Green Thumbs/Master Gardener Tour, Lexington
6 Cost-Share Appointments Available
7 Extension District Board, 9am
7 Canning Boot Camp, 6:30pm
7-8 State 4-H Horse Contest
8 Canning Boot Camp, 10am
8 Oldham County Beekeepers, 7:30pm
11-14 4-H Teen Conference, Lexington
13 Cost-Share Appointments Available
18 Green Thumbs/Master Gardener Tour, Crestwood
18 4-H Camper Orientation
19 4-H Summer Gardening Club, 2-4pm
19 4-H Camp Leader Orientation
20 Cost-Share Appointments Available
21 Extension Council, 9am
21 District Board, 10am
25 Louisville Area Homemakers Annual Meeting, Farnsley-Moreman Landing, 10am
26 4-H Summer Gardening Club, 2-4pm
26-27 Kids Cooking Camp
29 Couch Potato Challenge Logs due

June 30-July 7 State 4-H Horse Show

July Extension Events

5 District Board, 9am
10 4-H Summer Gardening Club, 2-4pm
12 4-H Council
13 Lice Head Checks for 4-H Camp
13 Oldham County Beekeepers, 7:30pm
14 4-H State Communications, Lexington
16 Oldham County Cattlemen, 7pm
16-20 4-H Camp, Lake Cumberland
17-19 Cooking Basics for Adults
17 Garden Secrets, 6:30pm
23 Home & Family Arts Non-Perishable County Fair Entries, 2-7pm
24 Home & Family Arts Non-Perishable County Fair Entries, 9am-noon
24 4-H Summer Gardening Club, 2-4pm
26 4-H Fair Project Entry Day
28 OC 4-H Dog Show
28 Woodland Owners Short Course, Shelby County Extension
30 Home & Family Arts Perishable County Fair Entries, 9am-noon
30 Ag Fair Entries, 3-7pm

July 31-August 4 Oldham County Fair

August Extension Events

2 District Board, 9am
2 4-H Fashion Revue
2 CAIP Cost-Share Education, 6:30pm
3 CAIP Cost-Share Education, 9am
5 County Fair Entry Pickup, Oldham County Fairgrounds, noon-2pm
7 Insect Pests & Beneficials, 6:30pm
10 4-H State Fair Projects due
10 Oldham County Beekeepers, 7:30pm
11 Monarch Butterfly Egg Hunt, oldhamccd.com
11-12 State Fair 4-H Dog Show
16-26 Kentucky State Fair
21 Cooking With Herbs, 6:30pm
23 CAIP Cost-Share Education, 6:30pm
24 CAIP Cost-Share Education, 9am

Save the date! The Healthy Oldham County Walk will be September 15.

Oldham County 4-H Summer Clubs

The following 4-H Youth Development articles originally printed in the 2018 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

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Kids Cooking Camp

June 26 and 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., is the All American Kids Cooking Camp! Boys and girls between the ages of nine and twelve will learn beginning cooking skills in his fun, hands-on program.

Registration is limited, taken on a first-come first-served basis, and cannot be completed without payment. The $20 supply fee includes lunch. Go online to oldham.ca.uky.edu/Kids-Cooking-Camp for further information.

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Summer Gardening Club

Boys and girls ages nine through thirteen, get in the garden with 4-H! We have four club gardening days planned for this summer:

  • Vegetable Gardens on June 19
  • Butterfly Gardens on June 26
  • Pizza Gardens on July 10 (For this project, you will also need to bring a container at least 24 inches in diameter and 10 inches deep)
  • Butterfly Houses on July 24

To signup for 4-H Summer Gardening Club, send the flyer, 4-H participation form, and $25 supply fee to Oldham County Extension, 1815 North Highway 393, La Grange, KY 40031. Registration materials available online at oldham.ca.uky.edu/4h-horticulture-club.

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Love Chickens?

Oldham County 4-H is currently organizing a Poultry Club! The club will focus on learning about chickens, although you do not need to own one yourself in order to participate. Would your child like to join? Are you interesting in volunteering with the club?

For more information, please contact 4-H Agent Kelly Woods via (502) 222-9453 or kwoods@uky.edu.

Written by Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Youth Development Agent, and Lauren Fernandez,Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.

Oldham County 4-H Champions

The following 4-H Youth Development articles originally printed in the 2018 Summer edition of the Oldham County Extension Newsletter.

Gold Award Winners

Congrats to Hannah Anderson, Beth Huffman, and Olivia Minor on receiving the 2018 4-H Gold Achievement Award!

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This competitive program involves an application as well as a panel interview portion. These Oldham County members are 3 of the 30 that were selected from across the state to represent Kentucky 4-H. Gold Competitive Achievement winners receive a full scholarship to 4-H Teen Conference at the University of Kentucky in June and an $800 scholarship towards attending National 4-H Congress Conference.

In addition, Beth placed in the top 10 and will interview for the Emerald Award College Scholarship at the University of Kentucky in June.

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4-H Communications Champions

At the Oldham County Communications night in March, the following 4-H’ers earned champion ribbons:

*Olivia Baker
Age 9 Speech
“Amazing Abigail Adams”
*Brady Rutledge
Age 10 Speech
“Healthy Body, Healthy Mind”
*Ava Breeding
Age 11 Speech
“Grit is the Way to Go”
Carrie Olds
Age 12 Speech
“Concussion”
*Ella Olds
Age 14 Speech
“Scuba Diving”
Chanrahaas Kona
Age 16 Speech
“The Development of UBI”
Hannah Anderson
Age 17 Speech
“Tweeting the Classics”
*Kendall Kennedy
Age 10 Arts Demonstration
“How to Make Slime”
*Hunter Fackler
Junior Mock Job Interviews

The 4-H’ers denoted with asterisks (*) were champions in the District Communications Event, hosted by Shelby County in April. They are eligible to participate in the State 4-H Communications competition at the University of Kentucky on July 14.

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Congratulations to all our fantastic 4-H’ers on their spectacular performances at this year’s Communications events, and best of luck to the participants that will be moving on to the state event this summer!

State Dog Bowl Results

In March, the Leaders of the Pack, Oldham County 4-H Dog Club, participated in the 2018 State 4-H Dog Bowl and Skillathon. Congratulations to the following 4-H’ers for their achievements.

Carrie Olds, Chloe Hardesty, Caecilia Isenhart, and Freya Isenhart were the Grand Champion Junior Dog Bowl Team.

Beth Huffman earned 2nd in the Individual Senior Skillathon competition.

Carrie Olds placed 3rd in Individual Junior.

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Written by Kelly Woods, Oldham County 4-H Youth Development Agent, and Lauren Fernandez,Oldham County Extension Staff Assistant.