(KY) A medical marijuana bill waiting for momentum gets a spark from Lexington

By Beth Musgrave   [email protected] Lexington city council voted Tuesday to support medical marijuana, becoming the largest city in Kentucky to back efforts to allow some patients access to marijuana. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted unanimously during a specially-called meeting Tuesday on a resolution supporting marijuana for people with certain conditions.Bullitt County, Maysville and Mason …

Kentucky public schools, marijuana/hashish use and possession was the number one law violation committed by students on school property in 2015-16.

What’s the No. 1 law violation in Kentucky’s public schools?By Valarie Honeycutt [email protected] Fayette County and all Kentucky public schools, marijuana/hashish use and possession was the number one law violation committed by students on school property in 2015-16.In Kentucky, that accounted for 26.45 percent of all law violations. The Kentucky Center for School Safety on …

A Kentucky-based hemp seed grower is the first company to have its seeds approved and officially certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

    Blair Miller DENVER – A Kentucky-based hemp seed grower is the first company to have its seeds approved and officially certified by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. Lexington, Kentucky-based Schiavi Seeds LLC had three separate seed varieties certified as CDA Approved Certified Seeds under the new program, which aims to promote hemp agriculture …

Debate on Foreign Policy, War and Peace, scheduled for September 30th in Lexington and will include Democrat, Republican, Green Party and Libertarian Party Leaders in Kentucky

Debate in LEXINGTON KENTUCKY: Foreign Policy, War and Peace           See Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1804070499806582/ The panel debate will be on Friday, September 30 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm in Lexington on the campus of the Bluegrass Community & Technical College (BCTC) on Cooper Drive - Oswald Bldg. Auditorium, Room 230. …

(WTF? You can’t make this stuff up!) Cocaine Bear Attracts Visitors To Lexington Business

(PLEASE CLICK THE LINK ABOVE TO SEE THE VIDEO!)   LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lately we’ve been reporting about black bear sightings around the Commonwealth, but you can see the bear tied to one of Kentucky’s greatest conspiracies on display right here in Lexington. Cocaine Bear spent years on the road but now he’s mounted …

Geoff Young to start running 1st radio ad on April 2

      Media Release – For Immediate Release – March 28, 2016 Lexington-Fayette County, KY Geoff Young, a Lexington Democrat who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives against Andy Barr (R-KY6), will start running his first radio ad of the Democratic primary campaign on April 2. The ad praises Bernie Sanders as …

The Great Kentucky Hemp Experiment

By Jessica Firger 10/11/15 at 10:05 AM Above:  Western Kentucky University senior Corinn Sprigler helps harvest hemp plants at the WKU Farm in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in September 2014. Hemp potentially could be much more lucrative than tobacco if universities and farmers taking part in the Industrial Hemp Research Program, established by James Comer, Kentucky’s …

UK Plants Hemp Research Plots

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 15, 2015) — Agronomists with the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment began planting their 2015 hemp research plots May 14 on the university’s Spindletop Research Farm. This is the second year for UK to conduct industrial hemp research. 2014 was the first year that hemp was legally grown …

Gov. Beshear, First Lady Beshear and Attorney Gen. Conway Announce Funding for Heroin Overdose Reversal Kits

Tuesday, 01 06, 2015 Kerri Richardson Terry Sebastian 502-564-2611 FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear, First Lady Jane Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that heroin overdose reversal kits will be purchased for Kentucky hospitals with the highest rates of heroin overdose deaths. Overdose patients will receive a kit free of charge when …

In the next few days, the (HEMP) seeds will finally arrive to Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says it's been a long road to bring back industrial hemp.   Kentucky lawmakers passed a bill in 2013 to allow the reintroduction of industrial hemp if the federal government lifted its ban. Then, a federal farm bill agreement allowed pilot growing programs. Comer says Kentucky …

Kentucky Nerve Gas Arms Show Destroying Weapons Not Easy

Weapons armed with the same nerve gas used on Syrian citizens last month sit in grass-topped concrete bunkers at an Army depot in Kentucky, 20 years after the U.S. government promised to destroy them. http://bloom.bg/18HxcNm   VIDEO LINK Canisters of GB gas, commonly known as Sarin, are shown at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, …

New Kentucky program helps veterans start farming

BEREA, KY. — Starting next month, Kentucky residents may see a new label on vegetables and farm products: Homegrown by Heroes. The label is part of a movement to help interested veterans learn to farm. Michael Lewis, the director of the Growing Warriors program, said farming helped both him and his brother after leaving the …

Four Ky. communities named among 100 best places for young people

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2012) — Four Kentucky communities have been named among the 100 best places for young people in the U.S. by America’s Promise Alliance, the nation’s largest partnership dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth. Barren County, Louisville, Mt. Sterling/Montgomery County and Lexington were among the honorees. The …

‘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 …