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Agriculture

  • Don’t break the bank for summertime fun

    With the days finally getting warmer, many of us are looking forward to summertime and making plans for all of the activities we want to do and events we want to attend. Summer can be a lot of fun, but many summertime adventures can also be expensive. Preparing now for summertime expenses can help soften the blow to your wallet.

  • Communication event results

    The District No. 3 4-H Communications Event was held Saturday, April 27, at Bedford Elementary School in Trimble County.

    Henry County was well represented in the following speech, demonstration and variety show categories. Kassidy Allen gave a speech entitled “Equine Eye” in which she received a blue ribbon. 

    Camyrn McManis gave a speech on “Video Games, Good or Bad” and received a blue and champion.  Camryn also gave a demonstration on “Photography Basics” receiving a blue and champion. 

  • Increase fruit and veggies in diet

    We all know that we should eat at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, but many of us don’t get the recommended servings.

    Fruits and vegetables are important to our diet, because they provide necessary nutrients and are high in dietary fiber and low in calories, fat and cholesterol. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that you make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

  • Sharpshooters show at challenge

    Henry County Sharpshooters Attend Youth Hunter Education Challenge

  • Poisonous plants in pasture & fields

    Cattleman’s Meeting

    The Henry County Cattleman’s Association announces its April meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Henry County Extension Office. As always, a great program of industry news is being planned. On the program will be a veterinarian report, along with FFA, Extension, FSA, and an update on Phase One tobacco funds, along with a sponsor report. The sponsored meal will feature beef products. Contact the Extension Office at 845-2811 by 4:00 pm Friday to reserve your spot.

     

  • Tips for boosting pasture production

    The three primary nutrients required for plant growth are nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. Nitrogen is an essential nutrient necessary for photosynthesis and building protein, and it has long been known that increasing nitrogen in the soil has been proven to greatly increase pasture production.

  • Remembering the 1974 tornadoes and their destruction

    Thirty nine years ago today, April 3, 1974, many lives and landscapes in Kentucky changed forever, and as I write this on Monday, April 1, I remember that so much changed in Campbellsburg exactly 39 years ago, too.

    It was irony and coincidence that placed me in touch with both days of disastrous tornadoes. 

  • Extension office offers home energy management program

    We have all heard about home energy efficiency. Turn off the lights. Install a programmable thermostat. Turn down the thermostat in winter. Turn up the thermostat in summer. Do this. Don’t do that. It is very easy to feel like you are going in circles.

  • We will dodge the rain while planting

    According to the calendar, it is officially spring; however, it seems someone forgot to tell the weather to act accordingly in the Bluegrass. So what is going on? Did the groundhog lie? When is it going to get warmer? Will the rain and snow slow down?  

  • Sun tanning damages skin

    We all want beautiful and healthy skin, but some of us tend to equate beautiful, vibrant skin with tanned skin. Tanning is actually your body’s reaction to skin damage from ultraviolet rays.

    Both the sun and tanning equipment release two types of ultraviolet rays. UVB rays reach the top of the skin and are the likely cause of many types of sunburn.

    UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin. When your body is unprotected against UVA rays, it releases melanin, a pigment that darkens the skin.