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Photos from our Celebration!

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 The Jericho Homemaker Club received the 2016 Henry County Extension Homemaker Club of the Year Award.
Pictured L to R: Area Treasurer Irene Smith, Wanda Roberts, County President Saundra Smith, Linda Noel, Carol Bryner, Marcia Reider and Area Environmental Chair Marian Call.

Steve Moore, retired Ag Agent shared a presentation on his retirement trip to Hawaii
at the 78th Annual Extension Homemaker Meeting held this past week at the County Extension office.

Celebrating The History of Extension in Henry County

The United States celebrates 100 years of the Extension Service in 2014.  One Hundred years have passed since the Smith-Lever Act, responsible for the creation of Extension Service.  In Henry County Extension and 4-H started in 1925 serving thousands of citizens ever since.

The “Better Farming Special”

The “Better Farming Special”

In 1912 an eight car Extension Demonstration train pulled out of Lexington.
One car was dedicated to Domestic Science.
Over 29 days it covered 2,453 miles, made 108 stops and reached 70,000 Kentuckians.

History of Extension in Henry County History of Extension in Henry County

4H Agent Cathy Toole displays the 4H Apron made by Rose Barmore in 1935 at the Celebrating Extension Memories program held this past Sunday at Twin Oaks Assisted Living. The apron was an amazing piece of stitchery with French seams and handmade buttonholes and will be used as a learning tool at the current 4H sewing classes being taught.

Over 100 past, present and future Extension Volunteers enjoyed reminiscing over the many 4H Scrapbooks and memorabilia displayed at the Celebrating Extension Memories Program. The purpose of the program was to recognize the many faithful Extension Leaders who have made a proud history for Extension in Henry County. The first Extension Agent in Henry County was Carl Malone who started in 1925 thanks to forward thinking of J.C. Helburn the President of the Eminence Chamber of Commerce who talked the Chamber and our local banks into providing the funding to get Extension started. The Henry County Local provided Carl with office space and a desk and the rest is history!

History of Extension in Henry County

Attending the Celebrating Extension Memories program were Jerri Cockrel (Home Ec Agent 1973-1985), Maryellen Garrison (Home Ec Agent 1986-present), Steve Moore (Extension Agent 1974-present), Alice Thompson (Extension Secretary 1978-1988), Katie Sue Yount (Extension Agent 1964-1972), Jim Prewitt (Ag Agent 1967-1983), Cathy Toole (4H Agent 1997 to present). Not pictured but present is Sheila Atchison (Extension Secretary 1973-1978), also not pictured is past Secretary Annmarie Ivers (Extension Secretary 1988 to 2011). This group represents 172 years of Service to the Cooperative Extension Service!


Jim Prewitt, retired Extension Agent

Jim Prewitt, retired Extension Agent, went the first week of July on the WWII Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his son Chuck Prewitt.

Jim Prewitt, retired Extension Agent

Izzy and Jim with Bob Dole

Jim Prewitt, retired Extension Agent
Clowning around with the gang.

The first UK Plaid Products: is available for online purchase! The initial collection includes a men’s tie, duffle bag, carrier tote bag, two sizes of cosmetic bags, two sizes of table cloths, napkins, a photo frame, and an id case. The website offers individuals an opportunity to register their email address and receive notification when the products are available. Later this fall, the Plaid Advisory Board will be reviewing new product ideas developed by students in Merchandising, apparel, and Textiles during the 2009 spring semester and selecting additional products for production.

Henry County Extension Staff:

Levi Berg, Extension Agent for
Agriculture And Natural Resources

Maryellen Garrison, Familhy/Comsumer Agent

Maryellen Garrison, Extension Agent for
Family And Consumer Sciences

Henry County Web 4H agent Cathy Toole

Cathy Toole, Extension Agent for
4H/Youth Development

Henry County Cooperative Extension
2151 Campbellsburg Rd
Box 246
New Castle, KY 40050
Phone: 502-845-2811
Fax: 502-845-2829

Kelly Dockter, Extension Secretary


Henry County Web spinning sun

Kentucky Climate Summary
from the UK Ag Weather Center

Henry County Web storms weather

Area Homemakers Association
State Homemakers Association

See Blue, Go Green
See Blue, Go Green

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Call 502 845-2811 to request any of these recipe leaflets.

From Your Henry County Extension Office

Free Recipe Leaflets

Kentucky Strawberries
Kentucky Apples
Kentucky Corn
Kentucky Green Beans
Kentucky Peas
Kentucky Broccoli
Kentucky Raspberries
Kentucky Cabbage
Kentucky Tomatoes
Kentucky Cucumbers
Kentucky Peppers
Kentucky Potatoes
Kentucky Blueberries
Kentucky Squash & Pumpkins
Add Zest with Zucchini
Food Preservation Series

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