• Requiem for a Ford Ranger

    Since early 1993 my transportation as I visited farms around LaRue County has been a Ford Ranger pickup. It was brand new when I drove it off the dealer’s lot in February 1993.

    The truck was bright (UK like) blue, my favorite color. Zero miles, stick shift, AM/FM radio with cassette player and air conditioning.

    Now almost 22 years later, it has 239,144 (mostly LaRue County) miles. It has experienced a lot over that period of time, as I have.

  • FFA goes to nationals

    LaRue County FFA continues to grow, as the program has now seen three students take home victories at the National Convention.

    Lane Meredith, a prospective engineer who won a trip to Costa Rica for his work in the proficiency contest, is one of the students, along with Lindsey Shelton and Christine Shive. Shelton and Shive took home 11th in the nation for their agriscience project, making them the first LaRue County students to ever place nationally in this category.

  • FFA: National Three Star Chapter

    Several LaRue County FFA members excelled at the 87th National FFA Convention and Expo. The Chapter was recognized as a National Three Star Chapter.
    Lindsey V. Shelton, Bethany C. Shive, Chasity Bryant and Hunter Thomas were named national finalists in the Agriscience Fair – a competition for FFA members who are interested in the science and technology of agriculture. It is sponsored nationally by Cargill, John Deere and Syngenta.
    Shelton and Shive competed in food products and processing – division 3.

  • PHOTO: LaRue County Cattlemen meet
  • Soybean variety plot results are in

    The LaRue County Extension Service annually conducts corn and soybean variety trial plots in cooperation with a local farmer and participating grain dealers. Both the corn and soybean plots were in cooperation with Fresh Start Farms.

    The double crop soybean plot was planted on June 21 following an excellent wheat crop and harvested on Oct. 27. All varieties were Roundup Ready Group IV. The field was planted no-till. The beans were planted in 15-inch rows at about 180,000 seeds per acre. Fertilizer applied was 0-0-120, and individual plot size was .20 acre.

  • PHOTO: Hunter’s first buck
  • PHOTO: Struck deer
  • PHOTOS: Candy makers exhibit at Incredible Food Show
  • PHOTOS: LCMS 4-H Officers
  • Sweet tooth? 4-H candy sales in progress

    The annual LaRue County 4-H candy sale started this month.

    Starting this week, 4-H members may pick up candy at the LaRue County Extension office, 807 Old Elizabethtown Road, across from Magnolia Bank. Parents must sign a permission form in order for members to participate.

    Members will be selling a variety of candy bars including caramel, crisp, almond, dark chocolate with almonds and milk chocolate for $1 each.

    For each 60 candy bars sold, the member’s name will go in a drawing for $25 cash. The top seller will receive $50 cash.