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Farm and Family

  • Watch for signs of hypothermia as temps lower

    It is finally starting to feel like fall; crops are finally starting to be harvested, and it isn’t 95 degrees.
    However, with cold weather comes the risk of hypothermia due to being outside. Hypothermia can arise in both animals and humans, but I want to focus of humans today.
    Hypothermia is a reduction of body temperature below the normal 98.6 degrees and can lead to serious motor-function problems, memory problems and potential death. The symptoms of hypothermia can be classified into two different groups: mild hypothermia and severe hypothermia.

  • Holiday bazaar Nov. 10

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    The weather is cooler, the holiday lights are beginning to twinkle at area stores, and it is time to think about those dreaded words–holiday shopping! No longer do those have to be words that put fear into the hearts of men (and women). The 26th Annual Extension Holiday Bazaar, sponsored by the Henry County Homemakers Organization, will help you fill up those stockings with no problem at all.

  • 4-Hers learn about Kentucky trees and forests

    Fourteen Henry County 4-H members joined over 25 other youth from Breckenridge, Hardin, Nelson, Shelby and Woodford counties on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to participate in the annual fall Forestry Field Day.
    The 4-H youth had the opportunity to learn about Kentucky’s trees and forests as well as a few of the skills that real-life foresters utilize everyday while on the job.

  • 4-Hers learn about Kentucky trees and forests

    Fourteen Henry County 4-H members joined over 25 other youth from Breckenridge, Hardin, Nelson, Shelby and Woodford counties on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest to participate in the annual fall Forestry Field Day.
    The 4-H youth had the opportunity to learn about Kentucky’s trees and forests as well as a few of the skills that real-life foresters utilize everyday while on the job.

  • Don’t underestimate the power of poison

    Controlling poison hemlock

    I love when fall finally arrives, but I hate the arrival of certain weeds. One of those weeds is poison hemlock, and it is already in the rosette stage. Poison hemlock is originally a native of Europe, and was introduced to North America as a garden/ornamental plant. 

  • Homemakers create in community class

     For the last few years, the Henry County Homemakers in Progress has been working on adding members and building up interest in the club. It was extremely exciting to have 68 individuals from the community come and take part in a painting class that was offered last week.  

  • Hundreds attend Regional Beef Field Day

    I want to thank Johnny Allison and his crew at Allison Acres Charolais for hosting the 2018 Regional Beef Field Day.
    Johnny and his crew did a fantastic job setting up for the field day, and I am greatly appreciative of all their help.
    We had around 300 individuals attend the 2018 Regional Beef Field Day, and Johnny and his crew were the main the reason why the field day was such a success.
    I also want to thank the Henry County Cattleman’s and other cattleman’s groups for providing the dinner. Thank you for all of your hard work.

  • 4-Hers learn water, forestry, wildlife at academy

    During the last week in September, the Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences Academy held its fall retreat at the Lake Cumberland 4-H Educational Center in Jabez, Kentucky. During the retreat, over 50 middle school students attended and learned about different natural resources.
    The academy is a three-year commitment in which the students concentrate on a different resource every year. The first-year scholars learn all about water while the second-year scholars concentrate on forestry and the third-year scholars are educated on wildlife.

  • Staying power keeps homemakers up-to-date

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    The week, beginning, Sunday, Oct. 14 has been chosen to celebrate state homemakers.
    Henry County has a rich heritage of homemakers programs in the county. Bina Foree was the first home demonstration agent to serve the county beginning in 1939.
    Franklinton was the first club that was organized in the county, and Bina recalled that the club was a close-knit group and there was not a single soul there that was not related to someone else.

  • UK Student Roundup exposes kids to ag opportunities