Examples of Kentucky's famous tobacco barns
I like these red barns that sit on the Edwards Mill Road in Christian County, and I've photographed them before. Both have burley tobacco air-drying in them right now.
Here's a closer look at burley tobacco, curing in a barn that hasn't seen paint for many a year, if ever. Burley is used mostly for cigarettes. If you look closely, you can see how the sticks, loaded with tobacco plants, are laid across "tiers" in the barn.
This is one of our neighbor's barns. It was looking gray and delapidated until he put metal siding on it about 8 or 10 years ago. They have been firing tobacco in it, but I didn't see any smoke oozing out of the eaves today. Maybe no one had tended it yet today.
I've been seeing lots of these metal hex signs on barns lately. My theory is that one of the farm stores is selling them.