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Hemp trade show held at the Capital

Frankfort, KY.-- Vendors filled the Capital Plaza Hotel showcasing different cbd and hemp products. The trade show organizers say this is the first of its...

Leading Kentucky hemp processor files for bankruptcy

GenCanna said Thursday it filed a bankruptcy petition that would allow it to reorganize its debt.

Kentucky moving to a commercial hemp program state

The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will use this year to transition from a hemp research pilot program to a commercial hemp program.

McConnell touts benefits to Kentucky in spending package

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is touting the benefits for Kentucky in the recent government spending bill signed into law last week.

Spring Hemp course offered at BCTC Winchester campus

Interest from the community and local hemp industry led to the development of a course centered around agriculture at Bluegrass Community and Technical College Workforce Solutions. 

Explosion and fire damages GenCanna facility in Clark County

There was an explosion and fire at the GenCanna facility in Clark County on Thursday night. The fire chief says fortunately, no one was hurt.

New facility holds millions of hemp plants in Bourbon County

A facility that's home to millions of hemp plants opened its doors on Friday.

Deputies: Men arrested for attempting to steal hemp in Pulaski Co.

Deputies say one Pulaski County hemp farmer was hit twice by thieves all within the span of a few hours.

Using hemp in your everyday life

We hear a lot about hemp becoming a new cash crop in Kentucky.

Hemp-themed dinner to serve as Farmington fundraiser

Guests will be served a meal, cocktail prepared with hemp products by local chef Adam Burress, along with presentations by guest speakers.

U.S. agriculture secretary visits Kentucky hemp operations

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue toured hemp facilities in Lexington and Louisville on Tuesday.

Hemp impacts Kentucky farming industry

A group of farmers and Kentucky leaders gathered to celebrate the bluegrass state's success farming hemp.

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he's willing to offer follow-up legislation if needed to resolve any "glitches" as hemp starts a new era as a legal agricultural commodity.

McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

Mitch McConnell said Monday that includes safeguarding hemp shipments stopped by police who can't tell whether they intercepted a legal crop or its illicit cousin, marijuana.

Sine Die: Kentucky General Assembly wraps up

State lawmakers passed more than 200 bills in the just completed General Assembly Session.

Legal hemp, pot’s look-alike, creates quandary for police

Federal legalization of hemp arrived in the U.S. late last year and expanded an industry already booming because of the skyrocketing popularity of CBDs, a compound in hemp that many see as a health aid.

Nation’s first HempWood operation to locate in Murray

Gov. Matt Bevin has announced Fibonacci LLC will locate a HempWood manufacturing operation in Calloway County, with a more than $5.8 million investment expected to create 25 full-time jobs.

Quarles: Sales of Kentucky hemp products surged in 2018

Kentucky's agriculture commissioner says sales of the state's hemp products surged in 2018, as did the amount hemp farmers were paid.

New historical markers featuring hemp in Paris

The newest Kentucky Historical Marker highlighting Bourbon County Hemp and the historic Alexander House was dedicated in Downtown Paris.

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Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.
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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”