Content Tagged 'tobacco'

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition
Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.
Beshear Announces Tobacco Ban For State-Run Facilities
Thursday, Governor Beshear announced extensive tobacco bans including green areas, parking lots and sidewalks on state-run properties. Video Video
Upcoming Vote Threatens Kentucky Tobacco
Every year Kentucky farmers export about 150 million pounds of tobacco to other countries because of how easily Kentucky tobacco combines with other flavors. Tuesday, the European Parliament will vote on proposed tobacco rules that would crack down on flavors in tobacco. Video Video
Too Much Rain Hurting Some Small Farms
Lexington just finished its third wettest August on record which followed an abnormally dry first half of the summer in some parts of the state. The extremes are hurting some farmers in the wallet. Video Video
Madison County Begins Efforts For New Smoking Ban
The Madison County Health Department voted Wednesday night to urge all three governing bodies in Madison County to take up another smoking ban. Video Video
Beshear Extends Smoking Ban to All State Property
Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has banned all tobacco products from most state buildings and grounds in an attempt to create momentum for a statewide smoking ban when lawmakers return in January.
Recent Rain Is Good News For One KY Crop
Despite the dry summer, there is some good news about a Kentucky crop. Video Video
Report: Kentuckians Spend 2K a Year on Cigarettes
According to Kentucky's Health Commissioner, more than 900-thousand Kentuckians smoke every year. Video Video
Smoke-Free Advocates Claim Momentum
Smoke-free advocates say they are in a "full court press" to push Kentucky into a statewide smoking ban, hoping after this year's momentum 2013 will be the year. Video Video
UK Celebrates "Kick Butts Day"
It's an event to raise tobacco awareness
$101 Million In Tobacco Settlement Money Headed To Kentucky
The money Kentucky receives each year from the Master Settlement Agreement provides funding for many invaluable programs from agriculture to education
Millions In Tobacco Settlement Money Received
Kentucky received $101.7 million in tobacco settlement money.
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