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  • Prevent flowering of nodding thistle

    Musk thistle, or nodding thistle, is the most common type of thistle locally.  The primary growth period is generally in the spring through the early summer.  However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring. The seed are easily carried by wind and spread to other areas, not a very neighborly thing to do.

  • Native Plant Society holds meeting, celebration at Natural Bridge State Park

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society's Wildflower Weekend, April 29-May 1, is a chance for botanists, gardeners and nature lovers to enjoy the hundreds of species of native plants at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the event. Field trips and walks will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday; 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All field trips leave from the Hemlock Lodge lobby.

  • McIntosh harvests large turkey

    Michael McIntosh, 13, of Magnolia, harvested this turkey April 2 while hunting with his dad Doug Brown in LaRue County. The 25-pound turkey had a 10 1/2-inch beard and 1 3/4-inch spurs. He is the son of Melissa and Doug Brown.

  • Isaac Knight harvests 21 1/2 pound turkey

    Isaac Knight, son of Angie and Chris Knight of Upton, harvested this wild turkey on April 4, 2011. It weighed 21 1/2 pounds with a 10-inch beard. He hunted with his papaw John Brown of Hodgenville.

  • Old barn stabled Noble Kalarama

    This old stock barn is located at the end of Peake Road near Athertonville. This old barn was the first LaRue County barn to stable Noble Kalarama, an American Saddlebred colt that was destined to become world famous. Noble Kalarama received his very first training in a lot surrounding this old barn under the reins of his owner, Jack Thompson.
    During the years of 1937-1940 Noble Kalarama established himself as a fine harness stallion to be taken seriously. He won shows in Chicago, Lexington, Memphis, Louisville, Indiana, Ohio and New York.

  • Gen Roso retires as Extension staff assistant after 21 years

    For more than 21 years, we at the LaRue County Extension Office have had the pleasure of working with Genevieve Perron Roso as our staff assistant. When she started in May 1989, Genevieve was quickly shortened to Gen.
    Gen has a wealth of expertise in Extension and office management.  Her tremendous office skills are remarkable. Her working knowledge in such things as computer software, web page design, newsletter preparation, mail management, accounting, bookkeeping and customer service continue to amaze me.

  • Spring turkey season should bring out the ‘experienced gobblers’

    When Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season opens April 16, hunters should get plenty of opportunities to match wits with the older, experienced gobblers that make the sport so challenging and exciting.

  • Improve beef cattle herd through genetics

    One of the best ways beef producers can boost beef cattle profits is to use genetics to improve the efficiency of their herd. They should prioritize traits to meet the goals of their operation. This will provide as many pounds of beef as possible off every available acre at a minimal cost.

  • 4-H Gardening Club starts Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will have its first meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.