Farm and Family

  • Kentucky ag groups combine for Ag Industry Show

    For the first time, the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Burley Tobacco Growers Cooperative Association and the Kentucky Horse Council have decided to join forces for the first Ag Industry Trade Show, Jan. 13-14 at the Lexington Convention Center to coincide with each organization’s annual meeting. 

    Many farmers and ag industry people are involved in more than one facet of agriculture, so an event like this should maximize efficiency for both the farmer and the trade show exhibitors.

  • It’s cold out there: safety tips for heating your home

    The cold Kentucky winds are beginning to blow signaling that it’s time to turn on the furnace.  Safety from fire and carbon monoxide poisoning should be your first priority.
    U.S. fire departments responded to thousands of home fires in 2009 that involved heating equipment, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Not only are furnaces potential hazards, but many of the fires started from space heaters. Carbon monoxide deaths were another problem.

  • Give thanks for 15 billion gallons

    We just celebrated the Thanksgiving season, and I’ve heard many folks talking about the good visits they had with family and friends.  Personally, that’s what I’m most thankful for.  Here in Henry County, we were thankful for the abundant rains which fell last Wednesday and Thursday.  More on that rain in a moment.

  • What we are willing to change for varies by person

    It’s pretty easy to gain 5-10 pounds from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. Big holiday meals, parties and open houses, and candies, cookies and rolls are more available at home, work and school. All promote weight gain, and pair that with less time for exercise... well, you see the problem.