• Store your equipment out of the weather

    Proper winter storage of equipment is just as important as proper winter storage of plants. If you dig your dahlias, you better bring your hoses in from the cold, too. Don’t let cold weather catch your equipment off guard.

  • FFA team wins first in regional competition


    The Nelson County FFA received first place in the Lincoln Trail Region Agriculture Sales Career Development Event.  The competition was held Dec. 2 at Western Kentucky University. The team will go on to compete at the State FFA Convention, scheduled to be held in Lexington in June.

  • NCHS FFA receives top honor at convention

    Kayla Sagrecy

    NCHS FFA Reporter

    The 87th National FFA Convention was held in Louisville again this year and more than 64,000 members were in attendance. Over the course of two days, more than 50 Nelson County FFA Members got the opportunity to attend the largest youth convention in the world.

  • The great Christmas tree debate: Live or fresh-cut?

    It is hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us!

    I have family visiting for Christmas, so this means a bigger tree than normal. If you are going to travel to come see us, this is the least I can do! Plus, it is fun to find the “perfect” tree that fits your space and holds precious ornaments with style.

    So which type of tree reflects your holiday?

  • Cranberry bogs bring in the harvest

    Did you know that the cranberry used to be called the “craneberry?”

    When the colonists first learned of this berry from their Native American hosts in the New World, they thought the blooms of the native shrub looked like the long neck and bill of the crane. Eventually, as language goes, it was shortened to cranberry.

  • October an experience-filled month for local FFA chapters


    TNHS FFA Reporter

    As the eerie feeling of October starts to lift, the memories will never fade.

  • Winter garden clean up

    Cooler temperatures, a touch of frost and some freezing overnight temperatures are all timely because it allows plants to make the transition into dormancy. Our winter chill is a bit early, but it is inevitable; and predictions call for another memorable one. So, for plants, the best scenario is to stay cool so they can do what they are supposed to do this time of year.

  • Local Master Gardeners travel to visit gardens of Korea

    In Kentucky, a garden is a large parcel of land in the country with a variety of vegetables or a smaller suburban plot with some tomatoes and marigolds.

    In Korea, a garden might be cabbage plants in Styrofoam containers or a stand of fruit trees sandwiched between concrete-and-steel high rises and asphalt freeways.

    And for the Koreans, it isn’t only a pastime, it’s part of their food supply.

  • America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders launches in Kentucky

    America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders is now launching in 40 states, with more than $500,000 worth of scholarships available.

    Sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, the program provides $1,500 college scholarships to students pursuing a degree related to agriculture.

    Starting Nov. 15, high school seniors and college students in Kentucky and other eligible states can apply for this opportunity.

  • Deer rut is on as mating animals are on the move

    Last weekend marked open gun season in Kentucky and deer hunters hit the woods in their orange safety gear looking for the epitome of procuring local food!

    I am not a hunter, but I certainly respect hunters who lawfully hunt for food. While some are hunting this time of the year, however, others are scrambling to protect their trees from the rut.