By JOHN FRIEDLEIN
How hot has it been this summer?
Well — some corn in Hardin County has popped on the stalk. And it wasn’t even popcorn.
How much the heat was a factor in that phenomenon is unclear. Agriculture experts said not much is known about the condition — called popped kernel — “although it has been associated with irregular rainfall, especially when very hot and dry conditions are common,” according to a University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service newsletter.