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Three New Inductees for Agriculture Hall of Fame

The Daviess County Agriculture Hall of Fame has three new members.

Ben Allen Burns was a grain/tobacco farmer and partner in the Burns Brothers farming operations. A graduate of Western Kentucky University, he taught vocational agriculture at Daviess County High School from 1946 to 1977.

T.J. Turley was one of the pioneer agricultural merchants of Owensboro and Daviess County. He founded and built one of the largest agricultural implement and hardware providers in the state.

Allen Reid came from Scotland in 1873 to do the books for his brother’s tobacco business in Livermore. Upon entering the United States, he discovered a love for peaches, which overpowered his interest in bookkeeping. He took his love of fruit trees and moved to the Thruston area, buying land to begin Reid’s Orchard.

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