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Agriculture

  • PHOTO: Juanita's decorated pumpkins

     Juanita Mattingly, a client at Sunrise Manor Adult Daycare, decorated the pumpkins she got at the outing to Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market.

  • Hornback honored for photography

     Amateur photographers from across the region participated in the first annual Farm Foto Assignment photography contest held at the National FFA Convention, Oct. 30 to Nov. 1, in Louisville.

    Felicia Hornback, a student at LaRue County High School, was selected as the grand prize winner of the inaugural contest, presented by McDonald’s Restaurants of Kentuckiana. 

    Hornback won $1,000 for her FFA chapter. Her winning photo, “Country Life,” captures a farm landscape during sunset. 

  • Ray Allen Mackey a finalist for 'Farmer of the Year'

     

    A Hardin County farmer is one of three finalists for Kentucky Farm Bureau’s “Farmer of the Year” contest.

    Ray Allen Mackey of Elizabethtown, Gary Cecil of Daviess County and Kenny Imel of Greenup County, are competing for the award which recognizes an individual whose personal efforts not only strengthen the state’s agriculture industry but also demonstrate service and leadership on and off the farm.

  • COLUMN: CAIP guidelines explained

    County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) for 2013 will begin soon. All areas have been designated by the LaRue County Agricultural Development Council as a primary Focus Investment Area and are eligible for a maximum producer 50 percent cost share reimbursement limit of $2,000.

  • 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.”