Hemp is ‘the next big thing’ in pain management as growth and research expand in Ky.

By Beth Warren Louisville Courier JournalTo some it seems taboo. But a nationally renowned pain doctor says a four-letter word can ease aches and anxiety without the risk of addiction: H-E-M-P."It's gonna be the next big thing," said Dr. James Patrick Murphy, a former president of the Greater Louisville Medical Society who treats patients in …

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Burying our heads in the weeds

By Aaron YarmuthWe have a weed crisis in this country.Weed needs to be legalized as soon as possible. Nationally, sure. But in Kentucky, a poor state with a pension crisis, there should be no hesitation in mining this (green) gold rush.For the first time, real data proves that the weed industry is an emerging economic …

(KY) Legalize marijuana now, the people have spoken

By Erica RuckerIf Gov Matt Bevin really wants to avoid future state budget deficits and chip away at the pension disaster, instead of cutting services, he must work with state lawmakers from both parties to finally legalize cannabis.Kentuckians are ready to join the growing number of states where it is legal to some degree — …

(KY) GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR GET SUED OVER MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

BECAUSE THIS STORY IS SO IMPORTANT IN KENTUCKY I HAVE INCLUDED TWO SOURCES OF INFORMATION.PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE VIDEO BELOW TO HEAR THE PRESS CONFERENCE WHICH WAS AIRED ON WLKY.THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED TODAY, JUNE 14TH, 2017, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY KENTUCKY AGAINST GOV. MATT BEVIN AND AG ANDY BESHEAR BY DANNY BELCHER OF …

More than 100,000 young men from across the United States trained at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville before being shipped overseas to fight in the Great War

Lawmakers hear plans for state’s WWI centennial observancesFRANKFORT – More than 100,000 young men from across the United States trained at Camp Zachary Taylor in Louisville before being shipped overseas to fight in the Great War.To highlight Kentucky’s contribution World War I, a life-replica of one of the camp’s barracks will be on display at …

Gov. Bevin Invites Kentuckians to Play a Part in ‘Reclaiming Our Communities’

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2017) – Gov. Matt Bevin yesterday met with more than 400 faith leaders and concerned citizens at Louisville’s Western Middle School to address the epidemic of violence that is gripping the heart of Kentucky’s largest city.He invited churches and other community groups to commit to “adopt” an inner-city neighborhood block to …

Union calls for no-confidence vote on Louisville jail chief

(backdating the news…this is a month old – but important!)Phillip M. Bailey , @phillipmbailey Published 10:52 p.m. ET April 25, 2017 Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Corrections Director Mark Bolton emphasized working with corrections staff to improve conditions at jail facilities on Wednesday afternoon, a day after rank-and-file officers moved to hold a no-confidence vote …

Owner of Old Louisville Pesticide Plant Prepares to Sell

Black Leaf property owner gives Courier-Journal exclusive look inside a property that triggered the state's biggest ever urban environmental cleanup.   By JAMES BRUGGERS, The Courier-Journal LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Metal roofing has collapsed. Trees are growing tall inside buildings. Walls are heavily tagged with graffiti. And trespassers have set up makeshift camping or lounge …

Jaylen Johnson leaving Louisville, pursuing pro basketball after marijuana citation

Louisville released a statement on Monday that junior forward Jaylen Johnson will hire an agent and seek a career in professional basketball. (Jeff Roberson | AP Photo) By Brendan F. Quinn | bquinn@mlive.com on April 24, 2017 at 12:23 PM, updated April 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM ANN ARBOR -- Ypsilanti native Jaylen Johnson is …

…Under (HB 315), a gang can be any three people who share a name, symbol or leader, or who have been identified as a gang by any state or the federal government…

  The Kentucky House and Senate are poised to pass a bill this week that is both unnecessary and likely to be costly in terms of both money and human potential. If it reaches him, Gov. Matt Bevin should veto House Bill 315, the so-called gang bill. It flies in the face of the evidence-based …

Son of state senator banned from 3rd floor of Capitol Annex says he will hire an attorney to clear his name

03/16/2017 02:54 PM by Nick Storm • @NStorm_politics Dan Seum Jr., a medical marijuana advocate and the son of Sen. Dan Seum, R-Fairdale, has been banned from the third floor of the Capitol Annex after racially charged comments, according to a letter detailing the ban. But the younger Seum says the whole incident is a …

Sen. Morgan McGarvey Hosting Public Mtg RE: Medical Marijuana (KY) on February 18th in Louisville, Kentucky

    Senator Morgan McGarvey Hosting 2/18 Public Meeting Legalize Kentucky Supporters: Sen. McGarvey filed a bill to allow medical marijuana in last year’s Legislative session and is expected to do so again this year. We need to get a huge crowd to attend this Saturday to thank him for his past support, and show …

Louisville Police Have Quietly Built A Massive Online Monitoring Operation

By: Jacob Ryan, WFPL News The Louisville Metro Police Department has spent nearly $140,000 in recent years on social media monitoring software that can track and compile data on a vast number of internet users. Since 2014, the department has expanded the potential of this database, which can catalog up to 9.5 million social media …

For Immediate Release March 2, 2016 Concealed carry bill passes House Judiciary panel

For Immediate Release March 2, 2016 Concealed carry bill passes House Judiciary panel FRANKFORT—The right of off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed weapons in the same locations as on-duty officers would be affirmed under a bill passed today by the House Judiciary Committee. Rep. Steve Riggs, D-Louisville, said he filed House Bill …

Former Congressman Mike Ward pushing for medical marijuana in Kentucky

01/25/2016 05:12 PM by Nick Storm • @NickStorm_cn2 Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ward has formed a nonprofit group to advocate for medical marijuana in Kentucky. Ward, a Democrat from Louisville, will serve as the CEO of Legalize Kentucky Now, in an effort to convince state lawmakers to pass legislation making medical marijuana legal in the …

KY: Iraqi convicted in plot to aid terrorists gets court hearing

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP)-- An Iraqi refugee serving a life sentence for terror-related convictions is getting a court date in Kentucky to argue that he was poorly represented by his attorney. Mohanad Hammadi says in court records that his lawyer, James Earhart, pressured him into pleading guilty without advising him of an offer from prosecutors …

Kentucky "Cannabis Freedom Act" Summary

Kentucky Cannabis Freedom Coalition·Saturday, December 12, 2015   Cannabis Freedom Act Summary Section 1 (New Section of KRS Chapter 245) Definitions Section 2 (New Section of KRS Chapter 245) Personal possession, use, and cultivation limits Persons 21 years and older may: Possess up to 1 ounce of cannabis on their person; Cultivate up to 5 …

KY Senator files "Cannabis Freedom Act" rolling medicinal and recreational use together in one hit

By Brad Bowman, Published: December 12, 2015 3:56PM Democrat Sen. Perry Clark of Louisville has advocated for the legalization of medical marijuana since the last legislative session to this summer at Mensa’s Annual Gathering where he cleared the smoke and myths surrounding marijuana. Friday he filed a bill rolling medical and recreational use in one …

Ky. senator files ‘Cannabis Freedom Act’

4:42 p.m. EST December 11, 2015 FRANKFORT, Ky. (WHAS11) - Kentucky Senator Perry B. Clark (D-Louisville) pre-filed an act that would legalize and regulate cannabis in a similar way the Bluegrass State handles alcohol. The bill would repeal Kentucky's prohibition on marijuana cultivation, possession and sale. Instituted in its place would be a "regulatory framework …

FBI Louisville Seeks the Public’s Assistance in Identifying Public Corruption within the Commonwealth of Kentucky

FBI Louisville July 31, 2015 Louisville Press Office (502) 263-6000 Special Agent in Charge Howard S. Marshall of the FBI’s Louisville Division, joined by John E. Kuhn, Jr. United States Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky, and Kerry B. Harvey, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, announced today a new initiative …

All roads in Kentucky lead you through Hell

      Subtitle:  How to age quickly and retire early from a life of Activism in Cannabis – via the DEA Subtitle:  How to become a criminal vs. a patient in need of their medication…   May 7th, 2015   I really hate writing about myself.  I rarely do and when I do it …

What happened to the hemp crop in kentucky? (It took a trip!)

Low hemp harvest yield expected Story by Lauren Epperson, Contributing writer Emily Harris/The News Tony Brannon, dean of the Hutson School of Agriculture, said problems with this years seeds could lead to a low yielding harvest. By late May, Murray State agriculture students still were awaiting the arrival of the key ingredient to their summer …

Funtown Mountain owner tells his side of the story (arrested for Marijuana in Louisville, Ky)

  Posted: Friday, July 17, 2015 12:01 am BY GINA KINSLOW / Glasgow Daily Times CAVE CITY — Police were called to Funtown Mountain on Thursday, after responding to two separate calls there Wednesday. The police received a 911 call around 11 a.m. Thursday regarding a disturbance. “When we arrived there wasn’t one,” said Police …

All activities at Funtown Mountain NOT canceled

By Sarah Eisenmenger   LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A family fun park has closed following the arrest of its founder. The roadside attraction's facebook page said activities at Funtown Mountain were canceled as of Wednesday, July 15. [RELATED: Lebowski Fest founder arrested at event] Funtown Mountain founder Will Russell was arrested on July 11 and …

Cannabis myths: Kentucky senator speaks out

    Sen. Perry Clark talks at Mensa event at Galt House in Louisville By Brad Bowman, Published: July 3, 2015 8:09AM Democratic Sen. Perry Clark spoke at the Mensa Annual Gathering in Louisville on Wednesday in an effort to clear the smoke about myths surrounding cannabis. Clark was one of several presenters invited to …

Hemp pilot projects finding fertile ground in Kentucky

Posted on March 26, 2015 by Dan Dickson       Cynthiana farmer Brian Furnish has a successful tobacco and cattle operation but wants to make life better for his family and many other Kentucky farmers who once depended on tobacco for their living. “I’ve seen what’s happened with the decline of tobacco,” said Furnish. …

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 …

Top ten climate polluters in Kentucky

James Bruggers, jbruggers@courier-journal.com 7:14 p.m. EDT September 30, 2014     Power plants top Kentucky's biggest sources of climate pollution, according to just-released data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. There's no surprise there. But a prominent chemical plant in Louisville's Rubbertown area -- Dupont Louisville Works -- is in the top ten biggest climate …

Louisville teen admits to “PURGE” hoax…

This is a follow up to a story  posted yesterday concerning an outbreak of violence via a “PURGE” in Louisville, Kentucky. Please follow the link and read the story…     [PREVIOUS STORY: Threats based on movie taken seriously by police] WAVE 3 News spoke with the juvenile claiming to be behind the tweet Friday …

Real-Life ‘Purge’ Threatens Kentucky State Fair, Killing Spree Fears Spur FBI Investigation

By Tanya Diente | August 15, 2014 5:17 PM EST Threats of a real-life "purge" that's said to happen this weekend during the Kentucky State Fair had residents of Louisville fear for their lives and police officials have taken the matter into their own hands.   Police officers according to WLKY are said to be …