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Agriculture

  • Campbellsville's Clay Hill Forest to sell plants

    In celebration of Earth Day, Campbellsville University's Clay Hill Memorial Forest will have a native plant sale 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 22.

    All proceeds from the sale will be used to support student research at Clay Hill Memorial Forest.

    A list of available plants can be viewed on the Clay Hill website at www.clayhillforest.org.

    Clay Hill Memorial Forest is located about eight miles from Campbellsville at 7426 Old Lebanon Road, about one mile north of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

  • Woodrich named state conservationist

    Karen Woodrich has been named Kentucky's USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service State Conservationist.

    Woodrich comes to Kentucky from Champaign, Ill., where she served as the Assistant State Conservationist for Operations.

    She has also served as acting state conservationist in Vermont, and an area conservationist covering 23 counties in Iowa.

  • Wildflower Weekend: A nature lovers retreat

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society’s Wildflower Weekend, April 29-May 1, is a chance for botanists, gardeners and nature lovers to enjoy the hundreds of species of native plants at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.
    The Kentucky Native Plant Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the event. Field trips and walks will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday; 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All field trips leave from the Hemlock Lodge lobby.

  • Farm News

    Pork Producers
    meeting
    The LaRue County Pork Association will meet 7 p.m. April 18 at the LaRue County Extension Office. A meal will be served. All interested individuals are invited to attend.

    Kentucky Nut Growers Association meets

  • 4-H Calendar

    Register now for 4-H Camp

  • Prevent flowering of nodding thistle

    Musk thistle, or nodding thistle, is the most common type of thistle locally.  The primary growth period is generally in the spring through the early summer.  However, most seed germinate in the fall and form a rosette which grows close to the ground, often growing unnoticed until spring. The seed are easily carried by wind and spread to other areas, not a very neighborly thing to do.

  • Native Plant Society holds meeting, celebration at Natural Bridge State Park

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society's Wildflower Weekend, April 29-May 1, is a chance for botanists, gardeners and nature lovers to enjoy the hundreds of species of native plants at Natural Bridge State Resort Park.

    The Kentucky Native Plant Society will be celebrating its 25th anniversary at the event. Field trips and walks will be offered at 8:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday; 8:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday; and at 9 a.m. on Sunday. All field trips leave from the Hemlock Lodge lobby.

  • McIntosh harvests large turkey

    Michael McIntosh, 13, of Magnolia, harvested this turkey April 2 while hunting with his dad Doug Brown in LaRue County. The 25-pound turkey had a 10 1/2-inch beard and 1 3/4-inch spurs. He is the son of Melissa and Doug Brown.

  • Isaac Knight harvests 21 1/2 pound turkey

    Isaac Knight, son of Angie and Chris Knight of Upton, harvested this wild turkey on April 4, 2011. It weighed 21 1/2 pounds with a 10-inch beard. He hunted with his papaw John Brown of Hodgenville.

  • Old barn stabled Noble Kalarama

    This old stock barn is located at the end of Peake Road near Athertonville. This old barn was the first LaRue County barn to stable Noble Kalarama, an American Saddlebred colt that was destined to become world famous. Noble Kalarama received his very first training in a lot surrounding this old barn under the reins of his owner, Jack Thompson.
    During the years of 1937-1940 Noble Kalarama established himself as a fine harness stallion to be taken seriously. He won shows in Chicago, Lexington, Memphis, Louisville, Indiana, Ohio and New York.