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Agriculture

  • Farm News

    Goat and Sheep Producers
    The LaRue County Goat and Sheep Producers will meet 6:30 p.m. May 9 at the LaRue County Extension Office in Hodgenville. The program will be a video on goat pasture management, and final planning for the LaRue County Fair goat and sheep shows (June 17 and 21). Light refreshments will be available.

    Beef Producers to meet

  • Looking Back at 1963
  • Cattle internal parasite testing program offered

    Internal parasites in cattle can be costly for beef and dairy producers. Heavy infestations result in obvious symptoms such as rough hair coat, poor weight gain, unthriftiness and a condition called bottle jaw. Lower infestation levels are not as obvious, but may still be costing cattle producers’ money through lower performance.

  • Crouching groundhog, hidden deer

    Jim La Rue, Official Historian of La Rue County (and longtime Early Files columnist for The LaRue County Herald News), notes that Groundhog Hill gets its moniker from my maternal grandfather, Paul E. Enlow (1896-1976).

    Papa, as we grandchildren call him (and pronounced Pop-Paw), used to say that the area now home to one of the world’s most fantastic gardens was “Groundhog Heaven” (I guess because it’s highly suitable for the habitation of groundhogs ... close to a creek, lots of holes, vegetation.

  • Rockin' 4-H awards


  • Farm News

    Master Gardener plant fair
        The Master Gardener plant fair is 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 18 at the Hardin County Extension office, 201 Peterson Dr., Elizabethtown. There will be about 30 garden related vendors, “Ask the Master Gardner” booth. No charge to attend. For more information, call 765-4121.

    CRP sign-up

  • Summer conservation camp deadline extended

        Students in the fourth through sixth grade still have time to apply for summer conservation camps operated by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.     
         The camp application deadline was recently extended to May 15 to allow families more time to plan summer activities for their children. Each weeklong camp session offers kids a healthy dose of outdoor fun along with skills designed to build self-sufficiency.     

  • Poison hemlock is a danger to livestock

         Poison hemlock has been increasing during the past several years, and is abundant this year (though not in bloom yet). Although often seen along roadways and fence rows, it has expanded into grazed pastures and hay fields.
        The concern not only comes from its invasive nature, but also because it is one of the most toxic plants in the world.

  • 4-H Calendar

    Dog Club, no dogs
    The 4-H Dog Club will have a training meeting 3:45-5 p.m. May 2 at the Extension Office. No dogs at this meeting. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Wranglers
    The 4-H Wranglers Horse Club will meet 7 p.m. May 7 at the Extension office.
     
    Poultry Club and Explorers
    The 4-H Poultry Club and the 4-H Explorers Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. May 8 at the Extension office.
     

  • Spring fever returns to Groundhog Hill

       This season’s garden at Groundhog Hill promises to be the best yet. In fact, I might go so far as to say that this year’s garden will put all other gardens to shame and that includes all of North America and most of Europe.
        Take that, Palace of Versailles.
        Wait, that’s the Spring Fever talking (er, writing).