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Agriculture

  • Give your summer garden new life

    Summer’s heat and weather can take a toll on your flower garden. But with a little extra care, it is possible to bring it back to life for a few more weeks of vibrant color and texture.

    It’s always important to make sure annuals and perennials get plenty of water this time of year, especially in later summer.  Annuals, in particular, will start to decline without an adequate supply of water to keep the ground moist.

  • Farm calendar - July 26, 2017

    Farmers Market

    LaRue County Farmers Market will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 27 located at the American Legion Parking Lot, 636 S. Lincoln Blvd. in Hodgenville.

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Beneficial snakes

    Many people fear snakes, but despite the fright they can cause, the majority of snakes are beneficial. Of the 33 varieties of snakes in Kentucky, only four are venomous (Northern copperhead, Western cottonmouth (water moccasin), timber rattlesnake, and pygmy rattlesnake.

    Most snakes you encounter around your home are harmless. If you are scared of them, try to remember that they are useful as they keep the rodent population in check by eating mice, rats, chipmunks and even toads, insects and other pests.

  • Farm calendar - July 19, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Tomato Problems in the Garden

    There is nothing better than the first, juicy, red tomato from the garden. So you can imagine the disappointment of many local gardeners when reaching for one on the vine only to find that all of the leaves on their tomato plants are dying from the ground up!

  • Help Wanted for Wild Turkey Survey

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is calling on interested hunters and citizens to participate in a simple survey of wild turkeys this summer. Data resulting from the survey will provide valuable information for the department’s turkey management program.

  • New fishing regulations proposed for 2018

    The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed several new fishing regulations at a special called meeting on Friday, July 7.

    The commission recommends all hunting, fishing and boating regulations for approval by the General Assembly and approves all expenditures by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources. All recommendations must be approved by legislators before they become law.

    If approved by legislators, fisheries regulations proposed at the meeting would take effect March 1, 2018.

  • Farm calendar - July 12, 2017

    Pesticide container recycling

  • Preventing hay fires

    You can prevent hay bale or barn fires if you bale hay at appropriate moistures and monitor the temperature of recently baled hay.

    Generally, hay will go through a heating phase within one to two weeks after baling. During this time, you should monitor the hay to make sure it doesn’t reach temperatures that can damage the hay or lead to spontaneous combustion.

  • LCHS student attends Institute for Future Agriculture Leaders

    LaRue County High School junior Cole Holt recently returned home from Kentucky Farm Bureau’s Institute for Future Agricultural Leaders (IFAL).

    Holt and 43 other high school students from around the state attended the five-day summer leadership conference, held June 18-22 at the University of Kentucky.