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Agriculture

  • 4-H Issues Conference set for Nov. 15-18
  • Something for everyone in the coming months

    Sept. 29: Tri-County Walking Challenge at the new Henry County Park
    Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and you can walk from 9 to 10:30 (or less if you choose!)  Each participant will receive a pedometer and the total number of steps will be recorded.  We are competing with Shelby and Bullitt Counties for bragging rights!  We have a smaller population but let’s see if we can win.
    Oct. 1: Living Well-Homemaker Club

  • Wait for the killing frost for forages; Regional beef field day is Oct. 1

  • Exercise and exams can help prevent falls

    Anyone can fall, but the risk of falling and being seriously injured by a fall increases with age.

    One in three adults over the age of 65 falls each year, causing the majority of injury and injury-related deaths among seniors.  National Falls Prevention Awareness Day is the first day of fall, Sept 22.  This day brings attention to the seriousness of falls and the ways to prevent them. 

    Four simple ways to reduce the risk of a fall include exercise, healthy vision, safe home environments and smart medication usage. 

  • Summer weather patterns assist insect migration into crops

    UK entomologists have observed that despite last years’ mild winter, insect pest populations have been mostly below average in Kentucky.  However, summer weather patterns have made it favorable for insects to begin migration, including corn earworm, fall armyworm and yellow-striped armyworm populations in various crops. While we haven’t seen invasions of these insects in Henry County yet, they have in Western Kentucky, so we need to be vigilant.  

  • Local results from the Kentucky State Fair

    Cloverville Results

    Class 570 - Hanging Baskets

    Red — Kellyn Smith, Campbellsburg

    Class 655 - Table, Desk, Vanity Or Floor Lamps (Any Purpose,Original Design)

    White — Caeleb Smith, Campbellsburg

    Class 657 - Basic Electronic Circuits With Solid State Components (From Kits)

  • How to choose wisely: debit, credit and prepaid cards

    Many consumers use debit, credit and prepaid cards, often interchangeably, to purchase goods and services. However, these three types of cards are quite different. Consider the following.

    Each card works differently. If you use a credit card, you are borrowing money that you must pay back, in addition to interest, if you do not pay the balance in full by the due date. But, if you use a debit card, which is issued by your bank and linked to your checking or savings account, the money taken from the account is yours and you will never incur interest charges.

  • Ensure your place in upcoming programs asap

    Cattleman’s association meeting

    The Board of Directors of the Henry County Cattleman’s Association’s next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Henry County Extension Office. In addition to the sponsored beef supper, the program will feature brief reports from FSA, conservation, veterinarian, FFA/youth, extension (Master Stocker Program Update), and Phase I, along with an educational program. 

  • 2012 KCA Scholarship recipient

    Andrew Sharp of Drennon was one of five recipients of the 2012 Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship. Andrew received the $1,000 scholarship award at the Kentucky State Fair from Governor Steve Beshear and members of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association.  Andrew is currently a freshman at the University of Kentucky.

  • Ensure safety when handling melons

    The recent salmonella outbreak traced to cantaloupes grown in Indiana has many Kentuckians concerned about consuming melons, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to abstain from eating this fresh summer delicacy.  When properly handled, melons can be a safe, satisfying treat.

    Here are some tips on how to safely handle melons:

    • Buy melons from a local, reputable source. The shorter the distance food has to travel from farm to table, the less of a chance that microorganisms have grown on the produce. Microorganisms need time to multiply.