• COLUMN: Timely mowing can help control weeds in pasture

    Grass, clover, and unfortunately weeds, are now actively growing in our pastures.

    Weeds can be difficult to control. Periodic mowing or clipping of pastures can be beneficial for control of many erect broadleaf type weeds.

  • 4-H Calendar - April 22, 2015

    Garden Club to meet

    The LaRue County 4-H Garden Club will meet 10 a.m. April 25 at the LaRue County Environmental and Education Center on Leafdale Road. LaRue County youth with an interest in gardening are welcome to attend.


     4-H Camp

  • Cattle market prices down from 2014, but still historically high

    In 2014, beef cattle producers were riding some record price highs, but in the first part of the new year, feeder cattle markets dropped by more than $30 per hundredweight. University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment livestock marketing specialist Kenny Burdine said the markets recovered some of that in March.
    April CME Feeder Cattle futures have gained back a little more than half of what had been lost since December.

  • Farm Calendar - April 15, 2015

     Bacon Creek Watershed Council to meet

  • April is 'Safe Digging Month'
  • PHOTO: First turkey

    Ian Nalley, 15, the son of Jason and Camille Milby and Phil Nalley, had a successful youth weekend with his first turkey kill. Ian's turkey weighed about 26 pounds and had a 9 1/2-inch beard.

  • Spring forage decisions affect yearly production

    Spring is here. Management practices during the early spring directly impact future performance and profitability for the upcoming year. Let’s look at two common misconceptions and why some may need to rethink their management practices as they relate to the harvest of spring-time forages.

    Wet weather during the spring makes it nearly impossible to put up quality hay is one misconception. While not impossible, it is difficult. We cannot turn the water off and on to accommodate the growth of forages and our harvest schedule as farmers do in the western United States.

  • PHOTO: Ireland harvests turkey

    Chase Ireland, son of Tiffany Ireland and Eli Ireland, harvested this turkey during a weekend hunting trip at Peabody Coal Mine WMA with his grandfather, Owen Montgomery.

  • PHOTOS: Gabe's gobblers

    Gabe Fortier, 10, took full advantage of Youth Turkey Season and bagged his limit of two gobblers. Turkey #1 was taken on Saturday and weighed 17 pounds with a three-inch beard. Turkey #2 was taken on Sunday and weighed 22 pounds with a 10-inch beard.

  • Conservation Banquet Awards

    The LaRue County Conservation District Banquet was held March 17 at the LaRue County Extension office.
    The awards dinner is held to honor the winning participants and teachers of the Jim Claypool Art and Writing Contest. LCCD coordinates the event while local businesses sponsor awards for students.
    Participating businesses that sent a representative to present the awards were
    Southern States of Hodgenville, Crop Production Services of Hodgenville, Lincoln National Bank, Magnolia Bank and McDowell Farm Machinery.