greedy coal companies aren’t too happy about the EPA proposal

Have you heard? The EPA just announced a plan to protect our health by limiting dirty soot, smog, toxic mercury, and carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants like the LG&E Cane Run and Mill Creek plants, the Shawnee plant in Paducah, and the Paradise Plant in Muhlenburg County. This is great news for us, since …

Medical marijuana backers to lobby California lawmakers rather than push for ballot initiative By Peter Hecht, McClatchy Newspapers

Medical marijuana backers to lobby California lawmakers rather than push for ballot initiative By Peter Hecht, McClatchy Newspapers   SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Medical marijuana advocates are dropping efforts to qualify a November ballot initiative to regulate California's dispensary industry and instead plan a media campaign to lobby the Legislature to tackle the issue. Cannabis industry …

‘Kentucky Cares’ campaign surpasses $400,000

'Kentucky Cares' campaign surpasses $400,000 Today's Kentucky Cares Telethon in partnership with the American Red Cross, WKYT, Clear Channel Radio, the Lexington-Herald Leader, and UK IMG Sports Marketing raised $404,682. Money raised as part of the Kentucky Cares campaign will support Red Cross relief efforts in Eastern Kentucky.  "Financial support is critical as we begin …

Cambrian Coal Lawsuit: Kentucky Mining Company Settles Over Deadly 2010 Flood

      LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky mining company settled a lawsuit Friday that blamed mountaintop mining for stoking a 2010 flood that ravaged a tiny Appalachian community. The lawsuit filed in August 2010 in Pike County said rainwater runoff from Cambrian Coal Corp.'s surface mine during a July 17, 2010, storm turned …

Nearly 11,500 Kentuckians with Alzheimer’s live Alone

KENTUCKY (3/8/12) - Advance planning for future legal, financial and long-term care needs is critical for the estimated one in seven Americans − or 11,430 Kentuckians − diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and who still live alone, up to half of them without an identifiable caregiver, according to the Alzheimer’s Association® 2012 Facts and Figures Report, …

Lawmakers promote hemp as cash crop in Kentucky Associated Press

      FRANKFORT, Ky. — Lawmakers have grown bolder in their push to allow farmers to grow hemp in Kentucky, a Bible-belt state where the issue was once considered politically taboo. Growing hemp is illegal under federal law, but supporters want to lift the state ban with hopes of Kentucky becoming a leading grower …

Wait Until 2014: Marijuana Legalization All But Dead in California

By Chris Roberts Fri., Mar. 9 2012 at 5:00 AM   Union Pulls Plug on Medical Reform, Other Ballot Measures Starved For Cash; Legislature, Ammiano Last Hope for Reform Now Nobody likes to celebrate with a loss, but for the medical marijuana movement, 2010 and the historic defeat of semi-legalization measure Proposition 19 already look …

House votes 162-161 to decriminalize marijuana

    GARRETT BRNGER,Associated Press Friday, March 9, 2012 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire House narrowly passed a bill to decriminalize a person's first two marijuana possessions under one-half ounce. Republican Speaker Bill O'Brien abstained from voting, allowing the bill to squeak by Thursday with a 162-161 vote. The House voted overwhelmingly 228-89 …

O’Malley would veto medical marijuana bill

    Gov. has concerns over federal law By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun 10:45 a.m. EST, March 9, 2012 Gov. Martin O'Malley likely would veto any legislation to legalize medical marijuana because of concerns over whether it would stand up to federal scrutiny, his spokeswoman said Thursday. His decision comes as states with …

LSD as treatment for alcoholism? Norway scientists looking at hallucinogen therapy

Writing in Journal of Psychopharmacology, researchers note drug gives insight into problems   By Lindsay Goldwert / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Friday, March 9, 2012, 11:56 AM LSD (which sometimes comes in the form of sheets of stamps, l.) is being looked at as an aid in combating alcoholism. Turn on, tune in... stop drinking? …

Your morning jolt: Pat Robertson endorses legal marijuana

9:40 am March 9, 2012, by jgalloway Gov. Nathan Deal has found an unlikely ally in his push to refigure who we lock up in Georgia: The Rev. Pat Robertson, who now backs the legalization of marijuana. From the New York Times: “I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol,” …

Hemp could make a comeback

By Kevin Wheatley about 23 hours ago Industrial hemp could make a comeback as one of Kentucky’s top cash crops if lawmakers legalize the harvest of marijuana’s botanical cousin, legislators have told a House committee. The Agricultural and Small Business Committee on Wednesday heard from key sponsors of two pieces of legislation –House bills 272 …