Henry County Economic Development

Henry County Economic Development


With over 2 million people in a 50 mile radius of the county and interstate access to the county, some recent success has been found by farmers in the area of direct marketing. A bustling farmer's market can be found on the Courthouse lawn on Saturday mornings. The annual Henry County Harvest Showcase is held the fourth Saturday in July. During this unique event hundreds of local farmers and craftspeople show off their best to thousands of participants.

Urban people looking to escape the bustle are finding happiness in our rural countryside. The diverse landscape of the country is conductive to many outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, Sunday afternoon drives, and boating on the Kentucky River and Lake Jericho. The country is home to many horse enthusiasts who find the forage base and access to quality hay and feed a great asset to their hobby or horse business.

Henry County Farmers Market

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Henry County Activities

 

 

Henry County Activities
Henry County is home to several notable agricultural enterprises. Two worth mentioning are the Smith Berry Vineyard & Winery and Creekstone Farms Premium Beef. The Winery located at 855 Drennon Road is a working multigenerational family farm. The tasting room and Amyx Art Gallery are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10-6 p.m. Creekstone Farms is an international company, whose farm division occupies over 1000 of the country's most beautiful rolling acres. You can find Creekstone Premium Beef in groceries and at famous steak houses like Ruth Chris and even at the 2004 Olympics in Hong Kong. Creekstone Farms touts that the difference in their product is in the marbling genetics, much of which are developed through breeding at the Henry County farm.

Active organizations including the Henry County Cattleman's Association, the Boer Goat Association, Community Farm Alliance, Farm Bureau, 4H Clubs, and Farmer's Market Association make Henry County a leader in state and national agriculture. Sales like the Boer Goat Futurity sale in the spring and the premier heifer sale in February bring in buyers from around the region.

 

Henry County ranks in the top 10 in the state in tobacco and hay production. Because of its economic dependency on tobacco as a money crop, the county has recently received well over $1,000,000 in grant money for agricultural diversification efforts. The millions more that the county is entitled to over the next 25 years makes it an attractive climate for expansion as well as for new ventures to be located in the county. As farmers expand into other areas including horticulture and meats, county leaders are actively searching for businesses such as canneries and custom processing facilities to locate and take advantage of the ready and willing agriculturally based work force.

Our Newest Achievement is the Henry County Recreational and Services Park for the benefit of all Henry County residents and guests.

Completed is the Senior Citizen/Tri-County Community Action Agency, USDA Service Center, sports/recreational fields, the All Accessible Playground and walking trail.

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On September 9th, 2010 Governor Beshear attended a ribbon cutting for the new walking trail and playground and participated in the Ground Breaking for additional phases of this development project.

 

Dates to Remember:
4th Saturday in July - Henry County Harvest Showcase

For more information regarding the agriculture in the county, visit our community page or contact us.

 

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