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Agriculture

  • 50th Anniversary

    Charles and Helen LeCompte will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, June 16, 2011. They were married in Lockport by Bro. B.C. McMurray.

    They have four children: Denny, Chuck and Richie LeCompte and Jeana Bramblett. They have eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Take a pasture walk at Eden Shale

    The first in a series of four pasture walks hosted by the Eden Shale Grazing Network Initiative will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m., June 2, at the Eden Shale Research Farm in Owenton.  The grazing network, overseen by a committee of forage experts, is designed for participants who have an interest in managing their forages and pastures for improved profitability. The walks provide an opportunity to see how others manage their forages, pastures and livestock while providing a chance to critique and question the operator.

  • Adding value to your home

  • Phase 1 apps due June 10; notification in late June

    As a reminder, the Kentucky Agriculture Development Fund Phase I Cost Share Program is now taking applications, and will do so until June 10 for any 2011 Funds. 
    Applications are available at the Henry County Extension Office at 2151 Campbellsburg Rd., about two miles north of New Castle and across from the entrance to the Henry County Country Club.  In addition to answering nine questions about your farm and farming operation, you will need to submit your Tax ID number and your farm’s FSA number on the application.

  • 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.