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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: Planting a pizza tree

    Augusta Gardner of Hodgenville was a winner of a Little Caesar’s Pizza kit through a drawing held by the LaRue County Extension Service and the LaRue County Conservation District. 4-Hers were asked to pick out a tree from the Conservation District’s booth at the Extension Expo in March and submit a photo of themselves planting a tree for the drawing.

  • Butler joins American Angus Association

    Gregory E. Butler of Magnolia is a new member of the American Angus Association.

    The American Angus Association, headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri, with nearly 24,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

  • COLUMN: Summer grasses produce quickly

    Summer annual grasses such as sudangrass, sorghum-sudan hybrid, teff and pearl millet can play a role for pasture and hay needs (several producers ran short on hay this winter). If managed properly, these grasses can provide high yields of good quality forage in a short amount of time.

  • PHOTO: Champion Hill Georgina

    Champion Hill Georgina 7338 won reserve grand champion female at the 2015 Kentucky Sweepstakes Show and Sale, March 6-7 in Louisville. Ellee Marksbury, Buffalo, consigned the September 2009 daughter of S A V Bismarck 5682. Kevin Rose, Salem, Ill., evaluated the 51 entries. Pictured are Jamie, Jacob and Ellee Marksbury, and Rooter Gray.

  • Farm Calendar – April 29, 2015

    Conservation District moves
    The LaRue County Conservation District office has moved to 306 West Main Street, Hodgenville. Can’t find them? Call 270-358-3132.

    Quails meet the public

  • Farmers rally to protect herds from a wily – and protected – predator

    Few predators in recent years have created a stir quite like the black vulture. It is loved by biologists – and equally despised by farmers.
    You can curse it. You can bless it. What you can’t do is kill it.
    All vultures are scavengers – feeding on dead flesh: In essence, a clean-up crew. But the black vulture is a bolder bird, willing to kill weakened or young animals.
    “It won’t pass up a free meal, but it will kill if it needs to,” said Brandon Boone, a conservation officer with Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.  

  • 4-H Calendar - April 29, 2015

     Wranglers meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. May 5. at the Extension office.

     

    4-H Camp

    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club will meet 6:30 p.m. May 7 at the New Haven Gun Club.

     

    Teen Leadership Academy

  • PHOTO: Arbor Day at Little Mount

     

    4-Hers Richard Pike and Anthony Pike planted shrubs Friday beside the new sign for historic Little Mount Baptist Church on Leafdale Road. Their service was in honor of Arbor Day.

  • COLUMN: Carpenter bees are boring

     Male and female carpenter bees are active. They resemble bumblebees but have shiny, bare abdomens; bumblebee abdomens are “hairy.”

    Females have black faces. They are not aggressive but can give a painful sting if antagonized. Males have a yellow spot on their faces and hang out near nesting sites. While intimidating, they do not have stingers.

  • PHOTO: Outstanding Junior Angus member

    Ben Conner, Hodgenville, right, received the Outstanding Junior Member award at the Kentucky Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 6 in Louisville. Presenting the award is Corbin Cowles, Kentucky Junior Angus Association vice president.