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Agriculture

  • LaRue County Fair starts Monday

    The oldest, continuously-running fair in the state kicks off Saturday with several animal shows: rabbits at 8 a.m.; walking horses at 4 p.m.
    The majority of the fun begins Monday when Forever Young Amusements rolls into Hodgenville in time to set up carnival rides for the 107th LaRue County Fair.
    That night, June 23, a new Mother of the Year will be selected at 8 p.m.; and a new Miss LaRue County Fair will be crowned at 8:30 p.m.
    Most of the events during the week are time-honored crowd pleasers – but there have been a few changes.

  • PHOTO: 4-H Teen Conference

    Sierra Mullins and Michaela Rock attended the State 4-H Teen Conference last week in Lexington on the University of Kentucky campus. Both served as voting delegates for LaRue County in the State 4-H officer election. Michaela has participated in the State 4-H Performing Arts Troupe over the past two years and auditioned and was selected to continue in the group for 2014-15.

  • County Fair - Crop Exhibits

    The 2014 LaRue County Fair is June 23-28 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 107th LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo.

    Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. This year there is one youth division for ages 16 and younger. There are 18 vegetable classes and 10 canning classes for youth, and a garden display for youth. (4-H horticulture and crop entries will be taken at a split fair on July 31).

  • Inside the Garden of 'Ugly Babies'

    If a county-wide search for the best-looking garden were conducted by the Farm page of The LaRue County Herald News, mine would neither win, place, nor show.

    Groundhog Hill has officially entered “the ugly baby stage.”

    Uneven rows of purple corn surrounded by crabgrass reside alongside rows of zinnia dotted with Johnson grass, cape milkweed, and that weird ivy-like weed.

    I will never be accused of planting corn with a machine-like precision. If only some miraculous device existed.

  • Spontaneous combustion of hay sparks barn

    Magnolia, Buffalo and LaRue County firefighters responded to a barn fire about 8:30 a.m. June 3 on Parker Grove Spur Road.

    The fire started after a few rolls of alfalfa hay inside the hoop barn began smoldering, according to Trena Morris, who owns the farm with her husband, Derek. Freshly baled hay has the potential to generate enough heat to cause spontaneous combustion – which is believed to be the case in the Morris’ fire.

    The Morris family learned of the fire when a neighbor pulled in the driveway and honked.

  • PHOTO: Hornet's nest
  • Farm News & 4-H Calendar - June 4

    FARM NEWS

    Beef Cattle Association to meet

    The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. June 10 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. Plans for beef events at the LaRue County Fair will be discussed. All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401. 

     

    Farmers Market

  • County Fair - two weeks away

     The LaRue County Fair is June 23-27, and continues to feature many livestock shows. 

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

  • Welcome to the Garden of Correction (It's no Eden)

    Honeysuckle is in bloom right now, so I guess that makes this Honeysuckle Winter – which is marked by pleasant temps, humidity and pop-up thunderstorms.

    I till. I hoe. I sow.

    It rains. It pours.

    I till some more. I hoe some more. I sow some more.

    Welcome to the Garden of Corrections.

  • Farm News and 4H Calendar - May 28

    Farm News 

    Farmers Market

    The LaRue County Farmers Market will be set up from noon to 7 p.m. June 19 and 26, and July 3, at 2533 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville (beside Lincoln Jamboree). For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

    Multifloral Rose Control Demonstrations