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Agriculture

  • 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.

  • Gen Roso retires as Extension staff assistant after 21 years

    For more than 21 years, we at the LaRue County Extension Office have had the pleasure of working with Genevieve Perron Roso as our staff assistant. When she started in May 1989, Genevieve was quickly shortened to Gen.
    Gen has a wealth of expertise in Extension and office management.  Her tremendous office skills are remarkable. Her working knowledge in such things as computer software, web page design, newsletter preparation, mail management, accounting, bookkeeping and customer service continue to amaze me.

  • Spring turkey season should bring out the ‘experienced gobblers’

    When Kentucky’s spring wild turkey season opens April 16, hunters should get plenty of opportunities to match wits with the older, experienced gobblers that make the sport so challenging and exciting.

  • Improve beef cattle herd through genetics

    One of the best ways beef producers can boost beef cattle profits is to use genetics to improve the efficiency of their herd. They should prioritize traits to meet the goals of their operation. This will provide as many pounds of beef as possible off every available acre at a minimal cost.

  • 4-H Gardening Club starts Saturday

    The 4-H Gardening Club will have its first meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Lee’s Garden Center. All LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are encouraged to attend. This club is open to youth of all ages. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children. Participants will learn about gardening and will also be given plants to take home and plant to begin their own garden. They will also be encouraged to keep a journal of when they plant, water and fertilize.

  • State police remind motorists of proper use for farm plates

    With the renewal of Kentucky farm registration plates due March 31, the Kentucky State Police would like to remind the public about the proper use of farm plates.
    There are two different types of farm registration plates. The first is the FFA Farm plate. The second is the Farm Limited plate.
    The FFA Farm plate has a registered gross weight of 38,000 pounds. When calculating the gross weight, one must include the weight of the truck, trailer, occupants and its load.  

  • PHOTO: Kentucky Youth Angus Association Board
  • 4-H Calendar

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  • Farm Calendar

    Farm Vehicle Regulations Meeting
    Officer Jamie Medley, Kentucky State Police, will conduct a meeting on Commercial Vehicle Enforcement at it relates to farm vehicles 7 p.m. April 11 at the LaRue County Extension Office. All farmers should be aware of these regulations. For more information, contact Officer Medley at 502-4452-8983 or the Extension Office 358-3401.

    Beef Producers to meet April 12