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Agriculture

  • CAIP applications available Sept. 12-28

     The 2012 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) has been funded for $135,000.

    This is the fourth year LaRue County CAIP has been offered by the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy and the County Agricultural Development Council.  The program applicant is the LaRue County Beef Cattle Association. The grant administrator is Dyan Puckett (270-537-3889).

    Grant guidelines and grant applications will be available at the Extension Office Sept. 12-28. The deadline for returning grant applications is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28.

  • 4-H Calendar

     Livestock Club meets

    The 4-H Livestock Club will meet 6 p.m. Sept. 10 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Any LaRue County youth ages 9 to 18 interested in livestock or wishing to show livestock in 2012-13 are encouraged to attend.

     

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  • 4-H Rabbit Club competes at Kentucky State Fair

     The LaRue County 4-H Rabbit Club members participated in the State 4-H Rabbit Show at the Kentucky State Fair on Aug. 17.

    Results are listed below:

     Sara Duvall – Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Sr. Buck, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Jr. Doe, Blue and Class Champion; Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Doe, Blue

    Zachary Duvall– Holland Lop Jr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Doe, Blue; Holland Lop Sr. Buck, Blue; Holland Lop Jr. Doe, Blue

  • PHOTO: WHOPPER MELON

  • CRP grazing deadline extended

     A two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program acres is being offered.

    This flexibility for ranchers marks the latest action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide assistance to producers impacted by the drought, which has included opening CRP and other conservation acres to emergency haying and grazing, lowering the interest rate for emergency loans, and working with crop insurance companies to provide flexibility to farmers.

  • Tree seedlings available through Division of Forestry

     With fall just around the corner, state foresters are encouraging Kentuckians to plan their tree-planting activities now by ordering tree seedlings through the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

  • PHOTO: Thirsty Cow

     A cow stretched her neck for a drink from a hose before she was shown at the LaRue County Fair Dairy Show.

  • PHOTO: Ephraim's big fish

     Ephraim Coy Morgan, 7, caught an 8-pound largemouth bass in a pond off Levelwoods Road. He used an artificial lure. His grandpa Larry Joe Morgan helped him reel it in while Ephraim ran to a nearby shed to get a net. His grandpa had “no idea Ephraim hooked a big one until he took his pole.” 

  • Heath's Gerts tops in show
  • Tulip tree in season, out of season

     Rita Gibson of Magnolia poses with her Magnolia Tulip. The tree usually blooms only during the spring season but this year has reached a second blooming cycle. Rita and husband Kenneth Gibson attribute the unconventional bloom to recent irregular weather patterns.