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Down the Backroads

Down the Backroads

By Tim Thornberry, Editor Kentucky Farm Bureau News

During a recent visit to West Kentucky, I decided to make the return trip an adventure and stay off the Interstate/Parkway for as long as possible. Nothing wrong with our wonderful Interstate system, but I do enjoy the scenery that can only be found on the less beaten paths.

Across Kentucky Promo - August 20 – August 24, 2018
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Across Kentucky Promo - August 20 – August 24, 2018

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Across Kentucky - August 24, 2018
August 15, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 24, 2018

Kentucky 4-H members have been competing for top honors at the state fair and visiting Cloverville to see what they won for more than fifty years.  State 4-H Marketing and Public Relations Specialist Kim Leger says Cloverville has a new look and is located near the original home in Ag Land in South Wing A. 

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Across Kentucky - August 23, 2018
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Across Kentucky - August 23, 2018

FFA members from more than 60 chapters across the state competed for top honors this year at the Kentucky State Fair.  State FFA Advisor Matt Chaliff talks with host Alan Watts about the new location of FFA exhibits in Ag Land, what is on display and something new this year at the fair.

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Across Kentucky - August 22, 2018
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Across Kentucky - August 22, 2018

A little auctioneer with a big voice will sell the 2018 Grand Champion Kentucky Country Ham at the Kentucky Farm Bureau Country Ham Breakfast Thursday morning at the State Fair.  Leon Shirk, who sells produce four days a week and has his own auction and real estate business, talks with host Alan Watts about selling the ham.

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Across Kentucky - August 21, 2018
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Across Kentucky - August 21, 2018

Kentucky State Police are reaching out to young people at the Kentucky State Fair to connect with them and teach some highway safety basics through Safety Town.  Public Information Officer Billy Gregory tells host Alan Watts Safety Town is celebrating a milestone this year with a new look.

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Across Kentucky - August 20, 2018
August 15, 2018
Across Kentucky - August 20, 2018

The number of livestock competing for top prizes at the Kentucky State Fair is continuing to grow in the youth and open divisions.   North American Assistant Manager Catherine Riley, who works with Kentucky State Fair livestock entries, talks with host Alan Watts about the number of entries and the new Championship Drive.

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