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Morgantown Family Hopes to Break World Record with Cornstalk

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MORGANTOWN -

When you think of where corn grows, you might imagine a farm with miles of open land. On Little Falls Road in Morgantown a family is growing corn that might be setting World Records.

Twenty three. That's how many ears of corn are growing on one stalk in Lacy Kish's front yard. She said the way it began growing was a complete accident.

"We get a lot of deer, and a lot of fox, and crows, and all that. So every day we go out there and we just throw them corn. And my daughter and my son they like to throw corn everywhere and have fights with it and all that," said Kish. "I think a piece of it just got stuck in either a pants leg, or they just threw it down or something. And this happened."

Kish said she told her husband, Craig Hatfield, that they had a bad weed growing in the front yard. But he said he immediately knew it was corn.

"I told her it was corn and she wanted to keep it and I was like no tear that up! It's in the front yard," said Craig Hatfield. "But no she wanted to keep it."

Kish said she was excited to be able to eat the corn. But now that it has 23 ears on it, she thinks it might be better off to just let it grow.

Even though the family doesn't live on a farm, they have corn growing that might set a world record. The title is held now by a nine-year-old boy in Tennessee with 16 ears growing on one stalk.

"I'm not a farmer. I didn't grow up on a farm, I grew up in Morgantown 3 miles from the campus," said Kish. "This is just something weird to me, I've never seen corn up close, alive in my life ever. I've only seen corn stock at like haunted hay ride or something. So this to me is interesting."

The Kish family is still trying to get someone from the Guinness Book of World Records to head out the house to see the corn stalk.

The family said someone did see the picture and said it was a plausible entry but they need to wait up to six weeks for someone to be able to get there.