BY JOHN POTEET
Ray DeSpain plans to demolish an old barn on his farm at the edge of Hodgenville city limits.
DeSpain shared a few memories about “corn shredding” in that old barn.
As a few oldtimers may remember, corn shredding was not a one-man job. Six men, at a minimum, were needed. Eight was better and 10 were too many.
First, the old shredder had to be positioned at just the right spot to blow the shredded corn fodder in the loft of the old barn and to drop the ear corn in a parked wagon.