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Agriculture

  • Farmers Market is open

    Don’t forget that the Henry County Farmer’s Market is now open at the Courthouse on Saturday morning.  This week there were herbs, jams/jellies, farm fresh eggs, fried apple pies, garden plants, potted plants and much more.  Pictured above is Farmer’s Market President Melissa Blankenship.

  • Phase I producer application period is open

  • Quick & easy meat and veggie macaroni

    Everybody is extra busy during May.  It’s the beginning of outdoor sports such as soccer, softball and baseball.  Spring celebrations abound such as graduations, plus it’s time to get the vegetable and flower gardens going. 

  • 4-H Smart Shooters Season Begins

    The Henry County 4-H Shooting Sports program made a great showing at their first competition this year at the Brewer Invitational Kentucky Hunter Education Challenge.

    The event was held on April 23 in Mercer County and is based on the combined scores of team members in the following categories: Wildlife ID, Hunter Safety Test, Hunter Safety Challenge Course, Rifle, Archery and Shotgun.

  • Starting a home-based small business

    It is very satisfying and exciting when your hobby, be it cake decorating, woodworking or pottery, grows into something more. If customers are clamoring, you’ve outgrown the basement, and friends and family keep asking when and where you’ll sell your product, it’s time to consider taking it to the next step by opening for business.

  • Hay Day set for Thursday

    The North Central Kentucky Hay Day will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday, May 12, at the Henry County Fairgrounds. The Hay Day will include hay equipment demonstrations, cattle and horse demonstrations, fence building demonstrations, educational seminars, and a large trade show under the marketing pavilion.

  • Wet weather causing more delays

    Several people commented on my column last week where I mentioned our rain gauge volunteers and the diligent job they are doing reporting just how much and where the rains are occurring.  We can say with some assurance that this was the wettest April ever in Henry County, with every reporting station recording well more than the old Louisville record of 11.1 inches.  Our reports ranged from a low of 13.21 inches up to 17.90 inches, with most falling in the 14 to 15 inch range. 

  • District Communication Event results

  • Wet weather is setting records

    Without question, the extremely wet weather pattern we experienced last week is one to remember. In fact, this looks like the wettest April EVER in much of Kentucky. The record for Louisville is 11.10 inches back in 1970.

  • Take the 40-gallon water challenge

    Come on, Kentucky—Georgia and Alabama are leaving us in the dust! Yes, it’s just a friendly competition, but we need all the help we can get to prove Kentucky cares about the environment.

    Help the Commonwealth win the water conservation challenge by participating. Here’s how you can save 40 gallons of water a day for your county and Kentucky.