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Bacon Creek Watershed Council meeting

The Bacon Creek Watershed Council will meet 4:30 p.m. CT Sept. 17 at Bonnieville City Hall, 775 N. Dixie Highway, Bonnieville. For more information, contact Project Manager Tessa Edelen at 502-589-8008 or Tessa@kwalliance.org, or Agricultural Coordinator Mark Howell at 270-766-9955.

Taste of LaRue County and Fall Market Day


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Conservation Writing and Art Contest coming up

Students in grades 1-12 are encouraged to create and submit short essays and artistic entries for the annual Conservation Writing and Art Contests, sponsored by Kentucky Farm Bureau and the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts.


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Leadership opportunities abound for 4-Hers

By Misty Wilmoth

Our young people are the future leaders and decision makers of the nation. 4-H offers its members prime opportunities to explore and engage in leadership roles. By participating in a leadership role, young people can develop critical thinking, communication and life skills that will aid them in making future decisions.

Many leadership experiences are geared toward older youth, but younger youth also have the opportunity to become leaders early in their 4-H career.


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Look out for fall armyworm

By David Harrison

There have been reports of extensive fall armyworm damage in several counties in Kentucky. Some have been catastrophic, while most thus far are just large enough to be noticed. Reports have been from home lawns, pastures, and grass/alfalfa fields. Growers should be aware of potential problems in at risk crops.


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How much home can you afford?

By Theresa Howard

 Buying a home is typically the largest single purchase a person will make in their lifetime. Ninety percent of buyers will take out a mortgage to purchase their home. It is important to understand how much home you can realistically afford. Be cautious of becoming ‘house poor’, meaning you are spending too much of your monthly income on your house payment and upkeep, and not able to adequately fund other needs such as retirement savings, college savings accounts, or general living expenses.


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Farm News

Beef Cattle Association meets

The LaRue County Beef Cattle Association will meet 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the LaRue County Extension office in Hodgenville. The speaker will be Jim Akers, chief operating officer for the Blue Grass Livestock Marketing Group. Blue Grass has multiple auction markets across the state. His topic will be “Current Issues and Trends in the Beef Market.” All interested individuals are welcomed. A meal will be served. For information, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

Early termination for CRP contracts


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Conner, Shaw serve as Angus delegates

Kenley E. Conner of Hodgenville has been elected as a delegate to the 131st annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates, Nov. 6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

James Q. Shaw of Hodgenville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the convention.

The men are members of the American Angus Association headquartered in Saint Joseph, Missouri.


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Apple harvest time comes again

By David Harrison

LaRue County is fortunate to have two commercial apple orchards, Bennett’s Orchard near Buffalo, and Hinton’s Orchard and Farm Market out Ky. 210 toward Campbellsville. Both expect plenty of apples this fall.

Many homeowners also have apple trees.

September and October is a busy time for apple growers. Growers usually have chosen the varieties resistant to as many diseases as possible. Ripening times will vary from year to year depending on the weather.


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4H State Fair Results ‘Cloverville’

Jacob Cecil – Senior Leather Craft, Blue; Senior Acrylic/Oil Painting, Blue; Senior Watercolor Painting, Blue


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COLUMN: Soybean pests usually cause minor damage

By David Harrison

 There are several insects that can feed on soybeans. Fortunately, most usually cause only minor damage.


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