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4-H Calendar - July 2012

Day Camp

A 4-H Day Camp will be held 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. July 25 at the LaRue County Extension Office. Participants will make several projects that can be entered in the LaRue County Fair, including a basket and a birdhouse. The cost is $5 and includes lunch. Participants will also make brownies which they can make again at home to enter in the fair on July 30. This day camp is open to youth ages 9 to 12. Call the Extension Office at 358-3401 to sign your child up to participate.

Fair project entry deadlines


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PHOTO: Mr. Stripey tomatoes

 Jerry McClure, left, and his son, Austin Blake McClure, grew these large “Mr. Stripey” heirloom tomatoes in their Tonieville garden. Jerry McClure said they weigh about two pounds each. He raises also “Mortgage Lifters” and beefstake tomatoes, “thousands of cherry tomatoes” and watermelons. He pumps about 700 gallons of water from a nearby creek to his garden every other day.


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Zinnias bring beauty of memories

STEVE LARUE: NOTES FROM GROUNDHOG HILL

Zinnias are nearing their peak at Groundhog Hill this week: So many unexpected and vibrant colors. Usually, I mostly end up with purple.


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Charlie Williams named Tree Farmer of the Year

 The American Tree Farm System has named Charlie Williams of Munfordville  as Central Regional Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year. STIHL is the presenting sponsor of the Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year awards, which annually recognizes outstanding sustainable forest management on privately owned woodlands.


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4-Hers may enter unlimited items at County Fair

By Misty Wilmoth

The LaRue County Fair is an excellent opportunity for youth to showcase their talents. Numerous 4-H classes are offered. Categories include arts and crafts, photography, foods, houseplants, vegetables, crops, electric, woodworking, entomology, honey, forestry, geology, sewing, knitting, crocheting, breads, dairy foods, food preservation and home environment. 

A complete list of 4-H classes is included in the Fair catalog. Stop by the Extension Office if you need a copy of the catalog or if you have questions about entry requirements. 


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COLUMN: Be safe when canning tomatoes

By Theresa Howard

 Tomatoes have traditionally been canned in a boiling water bath. To ensure the safety of whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes; USDA recommends adding acid, whether they will be processed in a boiling water bath or pressure canner.


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COLUMN: It's County Fair Week - Enter those veggies

By David Harrison

 The 2012 LaRue County Fair is July 30-Aug. 4 and LaRue County residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 105th LaRue County Community Fair.

Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the 2012 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement to the July 11 issue of The LaRue County Herald News. It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events. 


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PHOTO: Blackberries, tomatoes, peaches

Lee Roark of Hodgenville shared a photo of his garden’s bounty: heirloom tomatoes, peaches and blackberries.


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PHOTO: Bad Hair Day

 A foal is swatted by her mother’s tail on a farm off Holton Valley Road in Lyons Station.


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Farm Calendar

 Bacon Creek Watershed Council Meeting


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