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Agriculture

  • 4-Hers may enter unlimited items at County Fair

    The LaRue County Fair is an excellent opportunity for youth to showcase their talents. Numerous 4-H classes are offered. Categories include arts and crafts, photography, foods, houseplants, vegetables, crops, electric, woodworking, entomology, honey, forestry, geology, sewing, knitting, crocheting, breads, dairy foods, food preservation and home environment. 

    A complete list of 4-H classes is included in the Fair catalog. Stop by the Extension Office if you need a copy of the catalog or if you have questions about entry requirements. 

  • COLUMN: Be safe when canning tomatoes

     Tomatoes have traditionally been canned in a boiling water bath. To ensure the safety of whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes; USDA recommends adding acid, whether they will be processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canner.

  • COLUMN: It's County Fair Week - Enter those veggies

     The 2012 LaRue County Fair is July 30-Aug. 4 and LaRue County residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 105th LaRue County Community Fair.

    Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the 2012 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement to the July 11 issue of The LaRue County Herald News. It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events. 

  • PHOTO: Blackberries, tomatoes, peaches

    Lee Roark of Hodgenville shared a photo of his garden’s bounty: heirloom tomatoes, peaches and blackberries.

  • PHOTO: Bad Hair Day

     A foal is swatted by her mother’s tail on a farm off Holton Valley Road in Lyons Station.

  • Farm Calendar

     Bacon Creek Watershed Council Meeting

  • 4-H Calendar

    Day Camp
    A 4-H Day Camp will be held 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 25 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Participants will make several projects that can be entered in the LaRue County Fair, including a basket and a birdhouse. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. Participants will also make brownies which they can make again at home to enter in the fair on July 30. This day camp is open to youth ages 9 to 12. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 to sign your child up to participate.
     
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  • Plowshares: 'Showing love with a farm, a church and people who may be hungry'

     To Bob Ernst, the basis of everything in life is love and how people use that love to help others. With that in mind, he proposed one question: “How can we show love with a farm, a church and people who may be hungry?” 

  • PHOTO: Preparing for the Fair

      Evelyn Gibbons, who attends Silver Angels Sunrise Manor Adult Day Care, prepares ceramics for entry in the LaRue County Fair. Gibbons and her family have been involved in the county fair for many years, raising and showing saddlebred horses.

  • Notes from Groundhog Hill: Bertha goes to the Fair

     Sometimes, when picking zucchini, any attentive yet error-proned gardener may overlook one because the huge leaves can hide a bloom rendering it invisible ... for weeks. That hidden bloom forms a zucchini and before you know it, you have a Big Bertha.

    Big Bertha and siblings ... the one zucchini you miss picking until it's way too late.

    The first thought that pops into the mind is, "Wow! That's big."