Farm and Family

  • Music, fun and food coming to fairgrounds July 28

    Looking for a great family event? Interested in helping your children and grandchildren recognize the importance of our agricultural heritage? Want some great burgers, farm fresh produce or some homemade ice cream or some great barbecue? Looking for that perfect, unique wedding gift? Want to see Patrick Henry Hughes and hear some great country/gospel and dulcimer music? Have we got the event for you!

  • District 4 Shooting Sports Competition results

    The Henry County Smart Shooters took top placing in the recent District 4 Shooting Sports Competition. 

    The two weekend event is one of the largest in the state. 

    The following are the results:  Trap ages 9-11 – Dylan Rankin placed second and Jacob Wilson placed third. 

    Henry County won the 1st Place team award with Dylan Rankin, Jacob Wilson, Logan Yount, Gavin Robinson, and Jacob Bowen. 

    In Recurve Archery  in the 9-11 age group Matthew Sharp placed 1st.

  • Exhibit Hall - A Trip Well Worth Your Time

    If you didn’t take the opportunity to see the exhibits at the Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall you missed seeing the biggest and best display we have had in years.

    There were hundreds of top quality arts, crafts, home baked goodies and produce entered by more than 100 different individuals. If you did miss the Fair be sure to plan to attend the Henry County Harvest Showcase scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 28 at the Henry County Fairgrounds. For more information call us at 845 - 2811.

  • Great turn out for entries in the 4-H division

    The exhibit hall during the Henry County Fair was full of wonderful projects, photos, canned goods and handmade items.

    I hope that many of you took advantage of the air conditioning to cool off as well as check out all of the goodies inside the fairgrounds building.

    The following are the results in the 4-H division.

    Burley - one stick – Andrew Pollard received a blue and champion.

    Dog Poster – Allison MaGruder received a blue and champion.

  • Drought could lead to livestock poisoning

    Drought and hot weather has increased the questions we are getting in the County Extension Office concerning cattle and cattle feeds.

    While this should be simply a reminder to experienced farmers, some of it may be beneficial, especially to newer farmers. These tips come from Dr. Roy Burris, Extension Beef Specialist at the UK Princeton Farm, who is, by the way, a very wise and experience cattleman himself.

    Beware of poisonous plants

  • Fifth annual Biggest Loser to begin July 15

    Be getting your teams together for the Biggest Loser Contest, which will be running from July 15 through Sept. 24.

    Teams should be at least three people and there is a $20 entry fee per person which will be payable at the initial weigh-in and $5 weight management fees for not showing up for a weigh in or for gaining weight.

    North Central District Health Department will be offering blood sugar and  blood pressure screenings at the initial and ending weigh-ins which will be held at the Henry Christian Church. 

  • Summertime events and activities

    There is so much going on in the next few weeks it will be difficult to pick and choose where you want to spend your time!

    Henry County Fair Exhibit Hall

  • Time to submit entries at the county fair

    Entries for the Henry County Fair will be taken 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, July 2, at the Henry County Fairgrounds building.  This year has been a busy one in 4-H and I hope that since so many of you have taken the time to complete 4-H projects that you will take the time to enter them.  Remember every 4-H entry receives a premium, so the more you enter the more you win!  Of course, the county winners will also be entered in the Kentucky State Fair in Cloverville.

  • Preventing pinkeye

    Recently we sent out to many Henry County Beef Producers, via newsletter, an article from UK Veterinarian Dr. Michele Arnold concerning causes and complications of one of the most common problems relating to beef production.

  • Biggest Loser, 2012 edition, starts July 15

    Last year’s Biggest Loser participants lost a total of 609 pounds so be getting your teams together for the 5th Annual Biggest Loser Contest which will be running from July 15th  through September 24th .  Registration begins the 1st day of the weigh-in.  Late entries will be accepted.  The contest will end on September 24, 2012 and the awards celebration will be on October 15, 2012.