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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • Of mums and melons

     Interested in learning how horticulture production systems can be put to work on Henry County farms for marketable flowers and vegetables? At 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 14, the Extension Service will offer a short demonstration featuring a simple irrigation and fertilizer system for container mums, and a plasticulture system for watermelons.  Featured guest speakers include Steve Berberich and Ty Cato, UK Extension Horticulture Associates. 

  • Herbed Pasta and a Visit to the Harvest Showcase on July 28!

     Visit the Harvest Showcase this weekend, July 28 at the Henry County Fairgrounds to purchase some of the best local produce around!  Nothing smells better than freshly chopped basil. It has a warm, spicy smell and pungent flavor, with hints of licorice and cloves and Home grown Kentucky tomatoes are tops!

  • Summertime Fun!

  • Harvest Showcase

  • Music, fun and food coming to fairgrounds July 28

    Looking for a great family event? Interested in helping your children and grandchildren recognize the importance of our agricultural heritage? Want some great burgers, farm fresh produce or some homemade ice cream or some great barbecue? Looking for that perfect, unique wedding gift? Want to see Patrick Henry Hughes and hear some great country/gospel and dulcimer music? Have we got the event for you!

  • District 4 Shooting Sports Competition results

    The Henry County Smart Shooters took top placing in the recent District 4 Shooting Sports Competition. 

    The two weekend event is one of the largest in the state. 

    The following are the results:  Trap ages 9-11 – Dylan Rankin placed second and Jacob Wilson placed third. 

    Henry County won the 1st Place team award with Dylan Rankin, Jacob Wilson, Logan Yount, Gavin Robinson, and Jacob Bowen. 

    In Recurve Archery  in the 9-11 age group Matthew Sharp placed 1st.

  • Exhibit Hall - A Trip Well Worth Your Time

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you missed seeing the biggest and best display we have had in years.

    There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 different individuals. If you did miss the Fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 - 2811.

  • Great turn out for entries in the 4-H division

    The exhibit hall during the Henry County Fair was full of wonderful projects, photos, canned goods and handmade items.

    I hope that many of you took advantage of the air conditioning to cool off as well as check out all of the goodies inside the fairgrounds building.

    The following are the results in the 4-H division.

    Burley - one stick – Andrew Pollard received a blue and champion.

    Dog Poster – Allison MaGruder received a blue and champion.

  • Drought could lead to livestock poisoning

    Drought and hot weather has increased the questions we are getting in the County Extension Office concerning cattle and cattle feeds.

    While this should be simply a reminder to experienced farmers, some of it may be beneficial, especially to newer farmers. These tips come from Dr. Roy Burris, Extension Beef Specialist at the UK Princeton Farm, who is, by the way, a very wise and experience cattleman himself.

    Beware of poisonous plants