Lavada and Cletus Hawks have grown a bumper crop of watermelons. Their largest, to date, is a 70-pound watermelon grown from heirloom seed. It is about 30-inches long. Lavada, above, brought it to The LaRue County Herald News' office last week for a photo. The couple had to roll the melon to their riding lawnmower to transport it to the car. They put the seatbelt around it so it wouldn't be a distraction when Lavada was driving. They also harvested a smaller, 45-pound melon. If you currently subscribe or have subscribed in the past to the LaRue County Herald, then simply find your account number on your mailing label and enter it below. Click the question mark below to see where your account ID appears on your mailing label. If you are new to the award winning LaRue County Herald and wish to get a subscription or simply gain access to our online content then please enter your ZIP code below and continue to setup your account.
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