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Agriculture

  • The Great Potato Famine strikes

     I regret to inform the citizenry that the first annual Great Potato Fest at Groundhog Hill has been canceled due to unwanted visitors.

  • Grillin'
  • Eastern Livestock owners sentenced

    The former owner and former chief operating officer of now-bankrupt Eastern Livestock Company, LLC, were sentenced in U. S. District Court last week, by Senior Judge Thomas B. Russell, for mail fraud arising from their part in a check-kiting scheme that caused the loss of millions of dollars to hundreds of businesses and individuals.

    About 200 sellers of cattle in Kentucky, did business with Eastern Livestock in 2010, according to David J. Hale, United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky.

  • It's county fair time, livestock shows aplenty

    The LaRue County Fair has a new date this year of June 14-22, but continues to feature many livestock and crop shows and displays.

    Livestock entries are generally open to the world, but must meet several requirements including Exhibition Health Requirements with a health certificate and ownership by certain date. Some livestock show classes require an entry fee, some do not.

  • Holy Carp
  • 4-H Calendar

    Gardening Club
    The 4-H Gardening Club will meet 10 a.m. June 8 at Lee’s Garden Center.

  • Farm News

    Gardener Toolbox classes
    Gardener Toolbox classes will be held at the Hardin County Extension office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. “How to Grow Roses” will be June 4; “Composting in the Home Garden” will be July 23. No charge to attend. Call 765-4121 to register.

    CRP sign-up
    A four-week Conservation Reserve Program general sign-up ends June 14. Producers with expiring contracts or producers with environmentally sensitive land are encouraged to evaluate their options under CRP.

  • New truck and ATV delivered to Bivens' family

    Ryan and Misty Bivens and their children Avery, 2, and Cyrus, 5, watched Monday as a brand new red 2013 GMC Sierra rolled down the long driveway leading to their farm.

    Twenty minutes later, a new Case IH Scout all-terrain vehicle rolled into the drive at Fresh Start Farms.

    The couple won the truck through Kentucky Farm Bureau and ATV through the American Farm Bureau after winning the Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award in January.

  • Garden in the 'ugly baby stage'

    After a morning of hacking away at Johnson grass, I like to head over to my sister’s restaurant, pour myself a glass of tea and plop down at the community table for a leisurely lunch.

    Lotsa times, other diners will greet me and inquire after Groundhog Hill, how it’s doing, what’s new, etc.

    Lately though, a new guy has been coming to lunch around the same time I do and stealing my thunder.

  • PHOTO: Beefin' up the Band

     LaRue County Beef Producers Peggy Jones, Ann Flanders, Pat Hollingshead and Ruby Garrison took a timeout to pose for a photo during the May 7 cook at the LaRue County Band of Hawks banquet.