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WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area

WAVE is Rolling in Four River-County Area

Over the last three years, the West Kentucky river counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton have been at the center of an economic development initiative known as the West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE.)

Across Kentucky - August 30, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 30, 2019

A Todd County woman, who grew up on a dairy cattle farm, has now found her place in agriculture.  We meet Mary Beth Shackleford-Tomica, talk about her start in farming, her career with the Farm Service Agency and why she loves agriculture.

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Across Kentucky - August 29, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 29, 2019

A Hancock County man left the Kentucky State Fair with a nice check after weighing in the largest pumpkin at the fair.  Nick McCaslin talks about how big the pumpkin was, how he grew it and how he got the pumpkin out of the field and to the Kentucky State Fair in Louisville.  

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Across Kentucky - August 28, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 28, 2019

Blake Penn says Penn Country Hams began in the town of Mannsville, Kentucky, which was once larger than Campbellsville.  Penn tells how the ham business began and what he sees for the future of the country ham market.

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Across Kentucky - August 27, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 27, 2019

The Grand Champion Ham at the Kentucky State Fair was a product of Penn Country Ham in Mannsville, Kentucky.  Blake Penn talks about the winning ham, how they picked the ham out, the process they use to cure hams and how their business is continuing to grow.  

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Across Kentucky - August 26, 2019
August 21, 2019
Across Kentucky - August 26, 2019

Two FFA teams are representing Kentucky in the National Crop Scouting competition Monday, August 26, in Boone, Iowa.  University of Kentucky Plant Pathologist Dr. Kiersten Wise talks about the competition, the winning teams and what the teams learned.

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Market Closes - August 20, 2019
August 20, 2019
Market Closes - August 20, 2019

After trading higher overnight, CBOT futures found aggressive selling when the market reopened at 830 am CT. Corn futures led to the downside, reaching a new low for the current downtrend.  Cattle futures closed higher with the Live Cattle posting strong gains. LC were supported by rising boxed beef values and extraordinary packer margins. Lean Hog futures closed strongly higher.