Farm and Family

  • 4-H members learn how to be savvy consumers

    This month in the 4-H school clubs we have been talking about how important it is to be a savvy consumer.  
    We discussed what our basic needs are:  food, shelter and clothing, as well as their wants.  
    There was as discussion about how someone may need a new pair of jean, but do they really need to spend a lot of money for a certain brand name?  
    I asked students to write down several items that they really want.  
    While some were predictable there were also unusual ones as well.  

  • Know these important dates for ag activities

    Henry County Cattlemen Association to Meet March 23 at 6:30
    The next Henry County Cattlemen Association meeting will be held at the Extension Office on Monday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m.  
    The meal is sponsored by the Henry County Farm Bureau Federation and the guest speaker will be Fran McCall, commodities specialist with Kentucky Farm Bureau.  
    Call the Extension office at 845-2811 by Friday, March 20, to let the Cattlemen know how many to prepare for.
    Farmers Market Gearing Up

  • 4-H communications and variety show is March 30

    The Henry County 4-H Communications Event and Variety Show is fast approaching.  
    The date for the competition is March 30 at the Henry County Extension Service office beginning at 6 p.m.   
    While the weather is chilly and we are all starting to suffer from cabin fever, what better use of your time than to write a speech or put together a demonstration.
    Why not invite a friend over and work on an act for the talent show?
    The Speech Contest is judged according to 4-H age, which is how old you were on January 1, 2015.  

  • wins with piggy bank design

    Wins with piggy bank design

  • Ag Tag makes a difference for Henry County 4-H

    Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county.
    Across Kentucky over 256,000 youth ages 9 to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like livestock judging, science projects with robotics, 4-H camp, Teen Conference and many other 4-H programs and activities.

  • Pyles learned a lot in 66 years with Homemakers

    Juanita Pyles has learned a lot during the 66 years participating with Henry County homemaker clubs through the Henry County Extension Service.

  • Ready for summer? Now registering for 4-H Camp

    Henry County will be attending camp at Lake Cumberland 4-H Camp from July 7-10 with Shelby and Pulaski counties this summer.  
    The theme is “Camp Hollywood” and there are a lot of fun activities planned throughout the week.  
    The following are some of the classes that will be offered: canoeing, fishing, riflery, archery, high ropes challenge, low ropes challenge, cave exploration, swimming, hiking and sports.  The ages for the camp are 9-14 or 4th – 8th grade.  

  • Celebrating UK's 150-year anniversary
  • Spring events will be here before you know it

    Spring Events and Activities:

  • Get your taxes prepared for free at VITA site

    Since the tax filing season is underway, many people are searching for assistance to help them get their taxes prepared.  
    Help is available for many consumers who are eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EIC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC) programs.  
    The IRS-sponsored Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program works with community organizations to provide high quality tax preparation services, free of charge, for low-to-moderate income tax filers.