Kentucky Department of Agricultur

Kentucky Ag Department sponsoring contest for FFA members

The Kentucky Agriculture Department is sponsoring a contest for Kentucky FFA members who are involved in producing and selling farm commodities or products.

Unvaccinated student sues over being benched during outbreak

An unvaccinated student at a school trying to contain a chickenpox outbreak is suing because he's been barred from extracurricular activities.
Hemp, Farming

Kentucky hemp industry’s economic impact showed explosive growth in 2018

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Ryan Quarles announced Monday that sales of Kentucky hemp products in 2018 were more than 3½ times higher than the previous year and that the amount that farmers were paid for their harvests more than doubled.
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State Police surprise Cambellsburg cancer survivor

CAMPBELLSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) - State police say seven-year-old Cormac Morris recently hit his five-year mark being cancer free. He will now be classified as...

New charges for man accused of spying on family’s bathroom

A Kentucky man accused of installing a video camera in a family's bathroom is now facing additional felony charges.

Kentucky Special Olympian claims five medals in Abu Dhabi

A Special Olympian from Kentucky has won five medals at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Abu Dhabi. 

ACLU: judge temporarily blocks new Kentucky abortion ban

According to the ACLU, a judge has granted its request to temporarily block Senate Bill 9, which would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. 
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Kentucky zoo set to reopen after sinkhole forced it to close

The Louisville Zoo in Kentucky is set to reopen after a sinkhole opened up and ate a patch of land about as wide as a football field.

McConnell releases statement on New Zealand mosque attack

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following statement regarding the terrorist attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand:
Kentucky state parks

Special rates offered at Kentucky State Parks following storm damage

Kentucky State Parks are offering special rates for people who need shelter in the wake of tornadoes and storms in Western Kentucky this week.
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Man sentenced in heat-related death of 5-month-old daughter

A Kentucky judge has sentenced a 34-year-old man to 10 years in prison in the death of his 5-month-old daughter after she was left in a van.

ACLU seeks to block fetal heartbeat measure in Kentucky

Abortion-rights defenders have expanded their legal fight against Kentucky to try to block the state's most restrictive abortion measure, which would mostly ban the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Kentucky lawmakers target solar power, felony expungement

People who put solar panels on their homes will likely get less credit for the power they generate after Kentucky lawmakers OK'd new rules for the fledgling industry in one of the country's top coal-producing states.

Gov. Bevin reacts to New Zealand mosque shootings

Takes to Twitter Friday
Kentucky State House

Work ready scholarship bill passes

Approved Thursday by Kentucky House in 85-0 vote

Expungement bill passes

Legislation to expand the number of Kentuckians eligible to have low-level felonies expunged from their criminal records is headed to the governor.

Campus free speech bill heading to governor

Legislation, dubbed the campus free speech bill, received final passage by a 30-7 vote Thursday in the Kentucky Senate.

ACLU to challenge fetal heartbeat abortion measure

Abortion-rights supporters to file a lawsuit challenging a ban on most abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.

Kentucky lawmakers vote to put ‘In God We Trust’ in schools

Public schools in Kentucky would have to display "In God We Trust" in a prominent location next school year under a bill that has cleared the legislature.

Kentucky lawmakers vote to limit secretary of state’s power

Lawmakers voted to remove the secretary of state as a voting member of the state Board of Elections and limit the office's access to a database of registered voters.

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