• CAIP applications available through Feb. 4

    The 2014 LaRue County Agricultural Investment Program (CAIP) has been funded for $111,000. This is the sixth 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, and the grant program administrator is Dyan Puckett (270-537-3889).

  • Dobson offers first look at safety display

    Dale Dobson, safety coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, stopped by The LaRue County Herald News Thursday to show off a new safety exhibit.

    He had picked up an anhydrous ammonia safety teaching trailer on Wednesday from Duo Lift in Columbus, Nebraska. The exhibit consists of an anhydrous ammonia tank cut in half to show the inner mechanism and valves. A second compartment shows fuel storage.

    “I didn’t need a whole tank (for the exhibit),” said Dobson.

  • PHOTO: Fox takes deer
  • Beekeeping schools abuzz

    Kentucky beekeepers of all ages and skill levels can learn the basics or sharpen their skills at beekeeping schools across the Commonwealth.

  • Chili cookoff a success, Shooting Sports Club to meet

    The 4-H Shooting Sports Club held their annual chili cookoff fundraiser last week. Members and their families enjoyed trying various chili recipes entered in the competition. Three judges selected the best chili. There was a tie for the winning chili between Kim Warren and Jackie Thomas.

  • Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Winter backyard birding basics

    The deepest, darkest, bleakest part of winter is here. The long slog from just after the holidays through the NCAA tournament is one of the toughest to weather, but watching the many species of birds that inhabit Kentucky in your backyard can brighten the most leaden days.

  • Beekeeping schools scheduled around state

    Kentucky beekeepers of all ages and skill levels can learn the basics or sharpen their skills at 10 beekeeping schools across the Commonwealth.

  • Poster and essay contest deadlines Jan. 27

     “Kentucky Agriculture: Growing the Next Generation of Farmers” is the theme of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s 2015 Poster and Essay Contest.

  • 4-H Calendar - Jan. 14, 2015

     Poultry Club meets

    The 4-H Poultry Club will meet 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 14 at the LaRue County Extension office.


    Shooting Sports

    The LaRue County 4-H Shooting Sports Club is holding a chili cook-off and silent auction fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Extension office. Members are asked to bring side dishes or desserts. Cost is $3 for a bowl of chili. An informational meeting will also be held for any interested parents or 4-Hers. For more information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

  • Farm Calendar - Jan. 14, 2015

     Fish and Wildlife meeting

    The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will conduct a public meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park Convention Center in Gilbertsville to discuss fisheries issues affecting western Kentucky. Officials will also provide updates on Asian carp, habitat projects, catfish and paddlefish. 


    Kentucky Grain Farmers host commissioner of agriculture candidate forum