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Agriculture

  • Henry County 4H students place at state fair

    Henry County 4-Hers have been very busy this past week at the Kentucky State Fair.  Before the fair began, the 4-H State Dog Show was held at Broadbent Arena on Aug. 11 and 12.  Kellyn and Kendyll Smith along with Lincoln won first place in the costume contest. The trio dressed as the Doublemint Twins and Lincoln was the stick of gum.  There were 50 entries in this category.  Congratulations to all three.  On Sunday two of our club members participated in classes throughout the day. 

  • Drought continues throughout nation; no rain recorded in county last week

    As I write this on Monday afternoon, hopes are high for some much-needed rain to be pushed into the area as a result of a Tropical Storm to the south.  While no rain has been observed at the office, I’ve been on the phone with two farmers in the Lacie and Turners Station area who reported rain.  The Lacie farmer had been caught out in the field in a rain that quit as soon as he was wet. 

  • You can cut calories while eating out

    Whether you’re trying to lose excess pounds or maintain a healthy weight, eating out in restaurants can sabotage your goals.  The following suggestions can help you downsize restaurant meals and maintain your weight and health when dining out:

    Plan for huge portions. To compensate, share an entrée with a dining companion or order a half portion or an appetizer for a main course. Be careful of appetizers, though; many are particularly high in fat.

  • Walking for Better Health Initiative in Henry County-Kick Off Sept. 29

     

    Most people know that walking is the most common type of physical activity, but you may not know that walking has increased. Six in 10 adults reported walking for at least 10 minutes at one time in the previous week. According to a new report by the Center for Disease control adults walking this amount rose from 56 percent to 62 percent over the last five years.

  • How much rainfall is enough for crops?

  • To can or to freeze comes down to nutrition

    Many vegetables and fruits are ready for harvesting, and many gardeners have more produce than they can readily eat.

    Those who want to preserve fresh, summer foods for later consumption will consider either freezing or canning the harvest. But is one way of preservation better than the other? The answer depends on the type of food you want to preserve. 

    If proper techniques and correct temperatures are used, frozen foods retain greater amounts of their vitamin content, natural color, flavor and texture.

  • Stockpiling fescue pasture beats spring hay

  • Green up your home and weed out expenses

    Between running air conditioners, watering plants and keeping the kids cool on a hot summer day, many of us are seeing our energy and water usage rise with the temperatures. By making some small adjustments to your home, you can conserve more energy and water. Not only is this good for the environment, but it’s good for your finances.
    Here are some tips for conserving energy and water at home during the warmer months:

  • Lightning: What You Need to Know

    Submitted by Bruce Owens

     

    Director, Henry County Emergency Management Agency

    • No place outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area!

    • If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you.

    • When you hear thunder, immediately move to safe shelter.

    • Safe shelter is a substantial building or inside an enclosed, metal-topped vehicle.

    • Stay in safe shelter at least 30 minutes after you hear the last clap of thunder.

     

  • Stuck in the middle: caring for your kids and parents

    Many middle-aged adults are finding themselves caring and supporting two generations: their children and their aging parents. While caregiving can be very rewarding, it often can bring additional emotional, physical and financial stresses for caregivers as they try to balance a career, parenting and elder care.