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Agriculture

  • Summertime events and activities

    There is so much going on in the next few weeks it will be difficult to pick and choose where you want to spend your time!

    Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall

  • Time to submit entries at the county fair

    Entries for the Henry County Fair will be taken 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 2, at the Henry County Fairgrounds building.  This year has been a busy one in 4-H and I hope that since so many of you have taken the time to complete 4-H projects that you will take the time to enter them.  Remember every 4-H entry receives a premium, so the more you enter the more you win!  Of course, the county winners will also be entered in the Kentucky State Fair in Cloverville.

  • Preventing pinkeye

    Recently we sent out to many Henry County Beef Producers, via newsletter, an article from UK Veterinarian Dr. Michele Arnold concerning causes and complications of one of the most common problems relating to beef production.

  • Biggest Loser, 2012 edition, starts July 15

    Last year’s Biggest Loser participants lost a total of 609 pounds so be getting your teams together for the 5th Annual Biggest Loser Contest which will be running from July 15th  through September 24th .  Registration begins the 1st day of the weigh-in.  Late entries will be accepted.  The contest will end on September 24, 2012 and the awards celebration will be on October 15, 2012.

  • Rose rosette disease targets Knockout Roses

    Having a rose which is resistant to many of the problems of the old roses has made Knockout Roses very popular around Henry County.  However, a new disease called Rose Rosette has appeared in the landscape, and it can certainly take out the Knockout.

  • CAIP applications are due Friday at 4 p.m.

  • Dealing with Type 2 diabetes is tough, especially for teens

    Dealing with Type 2 diabetes can be difficult at any age, but it can be especially troubling for teenagers, who must also deal with the pressures of youth including self-image and self-worth. As a parent, you can do simple things to make managing this disease easier for your teen and your entire family.
    Obesity is one of the leading causes of Type 2 diabetes. Helping overweight teenagers with diabetes reach and maintain a healthy weight may help them feel physically and mentally better and may improve their glucose, or blood sugar, levels.

  • Poison hemlock a problem for livestock

    As you travel around Henry County and most of the state, you probably notice the tall white flowered plants beside the roadways, along the fences, and out into some fields.  The plant is Poison Hemlock, and it looks as if it is rapidly becoming the new Nodding Head Thistle as a problem for farmers. 

  • Henry County Homemakers celebrate 74 years

    The Henry County Extension Homemakers celebrated their 74th annual meeting this past week at the Extension Office.   The meeting opened with a silent auction to raise funds for the Kentucky Extension Homemaker Ovarian Cancer program and a collection of personal care items that was donated to the Family Resource Center.

  • Sharpshooters shine at youth challenge

    The Kentucky Hunter Youth Challenge was held May 25-27 at Jabez.  The event entails eight areas including: shotgun, rifle, black powder, rifle, orienteering, animal identification, safety trail and the written test.  Participants of the challenge compete in teams and individually. The two-day competition is sponsored by the NRA for youth organizations to encourage safe hunting practices.  The teams are broken into age groups with junior teams made up of youth ages 9 to 15 and senior groups consisting of ages 15 to 19.