Farm and Family

  • Using ladders safely

    Just within the last couple of weeks I have had two friends and one family member take a tumble from a ladder.  Two were not injured seriously but one received both a broken shoulder and two broken bones in one leg and also suffered a heart attack while in the hospital.
    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 180,000 ladder-related injuries get treated in hospital emergency departments each year.
    Here are some important procedures to follow to prevent injuries when using ladders:

  • Keep black shank out of tobacco fields

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Biologists search for barn owls

    Wildlife biologists with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources need the public’s help in locating as many barn owl nesting sites as possible to gain a deeper understanding of why the species has declined in the state, according to a news release. Barn owls, with their distinctive heart-shaped faces and dark eyes, were plentiful across Kentucky as late as the 1960s. Currently there are only about 50 documented nesting locations statewide.  

  • Activities sprout with spring weather

    Upcoming spring events and activities include:
    • Art and Craft Guild Show, Saturday, April 16
    The Art Guild will hold their annual Spring Art Show at the 4-H Center at the Henry County Fairgrounds.  
    This is a great opportunity to get those wedding and graduation gifts and to support our talented local artists and craftspeople. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Walker Bag Work Day, Saturday, April 16

  • Shoo away the fly known as spotted wing drosophila

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

    April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and here is some good information to think about  from our UK Extension Specialist for child development and parenting education.
    The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act is a federal law that broadly defines child abuse and neglect as any recent act or failure to act by a parent or caretaker which results in death, serious physical or emotional harm, sexual abuse, exploitation or presents an imminent risk of serious harm.

  • Don’t be a turkey: Abide by these hunting safety tips

    By Levi Berg

    Henry County Extension Service

  • All youth can participate in Communications Day

    By Cathy Toole

    Henry County Extension Service

  • Hemp farms to ramp up to 4,500 acres

    Kentucky is ramping up its industrial hemp pilot projects this year to build on the research of the past two years, positioning Kentucky to develop a robust research program, according to a news release from the Kentucky Agriculture Commisioner’s Office.

  • Americans love spinach for lots of good, healthy, nutritious reasons

    Americans love their spinach. For many, adding spinach to a sandwich in addition to lettuce is a new treat.
    Spinach, however, has been an adaptable and commonly used vegetable in the United States since the early 19th century.
    It is enjoyed by many because of its versatility and ability to pack a lot of nutrients. Spinach can be served fresh in salads and sandwiches and used fresh, frozen or canned in soups, dips, smoothies and pasta dishes.