• Henry County Cattlemen’s Association to meet April 27

    Even though we don’t currently have a county extension agent for agriculture, we still have an active Cattlemen’s Association and they have a great meeting planned for April 27 at 6:30 p.m. here at the Extension Office.  
    The program is sponsored by Konklin Products AgVantage and you need to make your reservation for dinner by calling the Extension Office at 845-2811 by Friday, April 24, so that they will know how many to plan for.  

  • Tree seedlings handed out to celebrate Earth Day, Arbor Day

    The Henry County Conservation District provides tree seedlings on an annual basis to the fourth-grade students in the county school systems to observe Arbor Day and Earth Day, according to a news release.  
    The district utilizes any opportunity available to impress in the minds of youth the vital importance of conservation of Henry County’s natural resources, according to Mikki Croxton.
    The district purchases different species that will thrive here and the Kentucky Division of Forestry matches the order with white pine seedlings.  

  • Signs of 'sundowner syndrome

    If you care for someone with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease you may notice that they get increasingly agitated, anxious, more confused or aggressive as the sun begins to set.
    These symptoms may be associated with sundowner syndrome.
    Sundowner syndrome causes people to be confused at the end of the day and into the night.
    It is common for individuals who are sundowning to pace, wander, ignore directions and not sleep well.

  • Tips to speed up fruit ripening

    For most people, the upcoming months signal the arrival of fresh, seasonal produce, which promises eating at its finest. However, sometimes that produce isn’t as ripe as you need it to be.
    Some produce that has traveled a great distance is picked while it is still green and will not be ripe when it reaches the store. For some fruits, you can speed up the ripening process at home.
    Common fruits that can be ripened at home include bananas, cantaloupe, peaches, pears, pineapples and tomatoes.

  • Announcing the 4-H communications event winners
  • Learn to drive defensively at AARP April 23

    Upcoming Programs:
    April 23 —  AARP Smart Driver Course, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Extension Office:  
    Learn defensive driving techniques, proven safety strategies, new traffic laws and rules of the road.  
    Plus, there are no tests to pass.  You simply sign up and learn.  
    Upon completion you could receive a multi-year discount on your car insurance — check with your agent to learn how much.  

  • Conservation district giving away tree seedlings

    There will be a limited number of tree seedlings available to the public on a first-come basis in April, according to the Henry County Conservation District.  
    If you are interested in obtaining some of the seedlings, please call, visit or e-mail the district office as soon as possible to put your name and phone number on the list.
    The contact information is 1125, Campbellsburg Road, New Castle, KY  40050.
    Phone number is (502) 845-2890.
    E-mail is Mikki.croxton@ky.nacdnet.net.

  • Kentucky named to farm-to-school food initiative

    Kentucky is one of three states that will partner with the Walmart Foundation and the National Farm to School Network to expand efforts to get more local foods into schools, the network announced recently.

  • Canines go to summer camp through 4-H club

    Most children are introduced to “man’s best friend” early in life, but oftentimes a dog’s care, training and upkeep are chores left to their parents.
    The 4-H Dog Program offers young dog enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about all aspects of canines and strengthens the bond between them.
    No matter your child’s experience level, there is a dog program to suit their interests.
    Young people explore topics such as dog anatomy, health, nutrition and potential genetic problems.

  • Use natural coloring to brighten your Easter

    In just a few weeks, the Easter bunny will be hippity-hoppiting into many Kentucky homes. Along with the annual visit from our long-eared friend, coloring Easter eggs is one of the favorite holiday activities for children of all ages.
    While many of us are accustomed to purchasing the little dye tablets from the store, you can also use natural ingredients to get colorful results.
    Ingredients like fresh beets, yellow onion skins and fruit juices can dye eggs.