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Agriculture

  • 4-H Pumpkin carving class and contest
  • PHOTO: 8-pointer harvested

     

  • Fair board shakeup

    Last week’s meeting of the LaRue County Fair Board and stockholders was marked by a change in officers.
    Terry Cruse, mayor of Hodgenville, who was named acting president in September, will continue as president for the next year.
    He replaces Jimmie Engle, who stepped away from duties after having serious medical problems with his eyes.
    Vice president is Steve Johnson, who is Hodgenville police chief. He and Ann “Snookie” Morrison served in that capacity last year.
    Kim Morrison will serve another year as secretary.

  • AGstravaganza earns national recognition

    LaRue County’s celebration of agriculture, AGstravaganza, is one of 24 programs nationwide to be recognized by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
    It is among the most “innovative program ideas” to be highlighted during AFBF’s 95th annual convention in January in San Antonio, Texas.
    Price Smith, agency manager of LaRue County Farm Bureau, said the organization is “very honored and pleased to have been nominated and to have received this recognition.”

  • PHOTO: Tickle Me Princess

    Carey Lynn Coffey and her mare Tickle Me Princess received the Chris Jewell Memorial Plaque for winning the open barrels at the Larue County Saddle Club's annual memorial horse show. The award was presented by Pam Meredith, left.

  • Mini horses a new rein for retired educator

    When Fred Wells decided to raise and breed horses, he started small – as in miniature.
    “I was retired, and started with my horses about 12 years ago as kind of a hobby that I found I really enjoyed,” said the 1964 LaRue County High School graduate, former teacher, and LaRue County Middle School principal who lives with his wife Karen off Hawkins Road. “I love to watch them play, romping around and flashing their tails and manes in the air.”

  • Farm Calendar - Oct. 30, 2013

    County Agricultural Investment Program applications taken
    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will accept applications for the County Agricultural Investment Program Nov. 13-27 at the LaRue County Extension office. For more information, contact Dyan Puckett at 270-537-3889 or skywatch@scrtc.com. Visit agpolicy.gov for details.

    Beekeepers meet

  • PHOTO: How sweet it is

    Patrick Durham of The Sweet Shoppe in Hodgenville offers samples to Layson Griffin, left, and Holly Whiteman, both of Lexington, at the Kentucky Proud Incredible Food Show Oct. 26 in Lexington.

  • 4-H Calendar - Oct. 30, 2013

    Cloverbuds meet

    The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet 3:30-4:45 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Extension office. The Cloverbud program is open to youth ages 5 to 8 or K-3rd grades.

     

    Livestock Club meets

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Nov. 11 at the LaRue County Extension office. All youth interested in showing livestock will need to complete a minimum of six educational hours. For more information, contact the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

     

    Wranglers meet

  • PHOTO: 4-H Explorers