Large moonshine operation busted in Louisville

LMPD investigators said they visited the location on an unrelated investigation. That’s when they noticed the stills and called Louisville Metro’s Alcoholic Beverage Control.Turns out, ABC officers had been watching the alleged operation since June, waiting for the right time to make a move.Tuesday, they said they went in with a warrant and found an …

Kentucky State police, coroner accused of smuggling eyeballs

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky State Police trooper, a retired State Police colonel and a county coroner have been accused of several crimes including transporting moonshine and eyeballs.News outlets report Scott County Coroner John Goble and retired State Police Lt. Col. Mike Crawford were indicted Thursday on multiple counts of receiving stolen property. The …

Can Legalizing Marijuana Help Appalachia?

By Michael P. Tremoglie   NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Will legalizing marijuana help or hinder some of the poorest of Americans? Appalachia has long been known for intractable poverty, coal and moonshine. But what many do not know is that marijuana is an Appalachian cash crop. Some say it will only help; after all, Appalachians …