Illinois company buys Boyd Orchards for $1.75 million

Boyd Orchards in Woodford County has been sold to a southern Illinois family business. The terms of the sale to Eckert’s Orchards of Belleville, Ill., were not disclosed. Terry Boyd and the Eckert family have known each other for years. Before moving to Kentucky, Boyd said, he bought a 250-acre apple orchard from the Eckerts in Illinois in the early 1980s.

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Learning the art of shearing alpacas

Two students at Locust Trace AgriScience Center, Shantel Sturgill and Kiley Power, have worked on a project involving alpacas. Today, Alvina Maynard, with help from Billy Aldridge, taught them how to shear alpacas.
cbertram@herald-leader.com
Learning the art of shearing alpacas 1:10

Learning the art of shearing alpacas

Bach Choir and UK Chorale rehearse Bach 'Mass' 1:03

Bach Choir and UK Chorale rehearse Bach 'Mass'

House on defensive progress 3:05

House on defensive progress

Horse trailer rolls after accident 0:24

Horse trailer rolls after accident