• Ag producers can apply for CAIP grants

    Phase I of the Shelby County Community Agriculture Investment Program is under way.

    Agricultural producers in the county may submit applications for grants between Sept. 26 and Oct. 7 through the Shelby County Extension Office.

    Tammy Brookshier of the Shelby County Cattlemen and the extension office is coordinator for the program, and she says applications are available now at the extension office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at 1117 Frankfort Road in Shelbyville.

  • WICHE: The 2011 tomato trials

    This year turned out better than last is the first piece of good news! In 2010 I wrote, “Sadly this year was sort of a bust for the vast majority of what I planted.” I can’t do that year after year so thank goodness the tomatoes and zucchini kept pace this time around.

  • Ag Report: Sept. 9, 2011

    Farm receipts surpassed

    $4 billion in 2010

    Kentucky farmers have once again exceeded $4 billion in farm cash receipts in 2010 and surpassing total receipts from the previous year.

  • Ag Report: Sept. 2, 2011

    McGinnis named alternate

    for annual angus convention

    The American Angus Association announced that John T. McGinnis of Shelbyville has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 128th annual American Angus Association® Convention of Delegates, Nov. 14 in Louisville.

  • State invests $500K in Shelby ag programs

    The Kentucky Agriculture Development Board is contributing $500,000 to help the development of ag-related initiatives in Shelby County.

    The board approved in June a $350,000 contribution for the County Agricultural Investment Program, which provides resources for farmers to improve and diversify their production practices, and in August OKd another $150,000 for Gallrein Farms to expand its produce market.

  • Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair: Sept. 2, 2011

    Dairy Cattle




    Heifer, Jr. Calf - March 1, 2011-April 30, 2011



    8, 6thKY, JSB-Acres Katrina, Lillie Wood, Shelbyville



    13, 9thKY, Small Ayr Avry Magnolia, Emily Goins, Waddy

    Heifer, Intermediate Yearling - Dec. 12- Feb. 28, 2010



    4, White Ridge Gypsy, Rachel White, Waddy

  • WICHE: Dividing all of gall into more than 3 parts

    If you have any hackberries around your house, you have probably noticed falling leaves that have little protrusions on them.It looks strange and serious but rarely does it cause damage to the tree.

    What you are seeing is a type of gall.

    Referred to as spindle or nipple gall, the spindle-like protrusions on the leaves are caused by mites that gather around buds in the spring and enter the leaves as they unfurl.

  • World Championship Horse Show: Byers lead lots of Shelby winners

    Shelby Countians brought home more than 75 top-5 finishes from the 7-day World Championship Horse Show last week at the Kentucky State Fair, including 30 first-place finishes.

    The show culminated with three champions from Shelby County on Saturday night, and two more top three finishes in the marquee events.

    Rob Byers, who’s wife, Sarah, won the Ladies 3-Gaited Championship aboard Mr. Center Stage, said it was a banner week for his Premier Stables and the horses they train.

  • Ag Report: Aug. 26, 2011

    Klingenfus honored

    with state dairy award

    Eddie Klingenfus of Shelby County was among the dairy farmers honored Friday at the Kentucky Dairy Recognition Dinner at the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.

    Klingenfus was the winner of the production award for the county.

  • EARLIER: Shelby County winners at Kentucky State Fair, Aug. 26, 2011

    Bees And Honey
    Open Class
    Four 1lb. Containers of Light
    1. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Four 2lb. Containers of Light
    2. Rebecca Collier, Shelbyville
    Youth Division
    Three 1lb. Containers of Amber
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    1. Ally Ormsby, Shelbyville
    Honey Cookery
    Honey Nut Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Loaf White Bread made with
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Whole Wheat Bread
    3. Jeanne Kemper, Bagdad
    Light Rolls, 1/2 dozen