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CAVE CITY — The hemp industry in Barren County has exploded in the past two years as CBD oil and its benefits have become popular, but local hemp farmer, Chad Wilson, says things are not as they seem.

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Give me a hand here, will you? See that stack of record albums there? They need to be cleaned. How about you handle them dry, while I work with them wet?

Tom and Henry were neighbors who never got along because they argued from different premises. If one said something was red, the other would automatically say it was blue. And, so on. Then the unthinkable happened. Tom's real estate tax bill was inadvertently mailed to Henry's address and Henry, not realizing the bill had been mailed to him in error, paid it.

Apathy is the killer of all innovation. I'm sure someone much smarter than me muttered something close to those words, or something similar.

Almost a year after beginning destruction of mustard munitions at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, full-scale operations to destroy the first 8-inch projectiles containing GB nerve agent began at the main plant last week.

GLASGOW – Barren County Fiscal Court, via a unanimously approved resolution, declared Tuesday that its members are “vigorously opposed to the passage of any law (or proposal of any law) that would infringe our citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.”

CORBIN — Just days after country rap musician Ryan Upchurch will perform in Corbin, another hit artist, Aaron Lewis, is scheduled to take the stage at the Corbin Arena.

GLASGOW – Annual commemorations of the Civil Rights Movement centered around recognizing its most iconic leader's birthday, which was actually Tuesday, continue this year in Glasgow.

GLASGOW – Attorneys on both sides of a homicide case argued in Barren Circuit Court on Thursday about whether certain types of testimony and other evidence would be permissible at the trial scheduled for next month.

Senate Bill 11 has been introduced in this new session in attempts to discourage tenants at rental properties from damaging properties after they have been evicted by criminally charging them.

Since pregnancy cannot be made retroactive, Daisy-Mae decided to play it safe and bought a contraceptive pill that was advertised as being "virtually 100% protection." Needless to say, shortly thereafter, 100% protected Daisy-Mae became pregnant. And, when she found it difficult to believe, the company that manufactured the pill had to believe it when Daisy-Mae sued the company for her having become heir-conditioned.

Several veterans with Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) presented the EKU Office of Military and Veterans Affairs and student veterans with a $4,000 check to help the group furnish the new veterans center and lounge in the Powell Building.

In 2018, the General Assembly and Kentucky voters demonstrated their strong support for crime victims when they overwhelmingly adopted the Marsy's Law constitutional amendment. Their intent was as clear as their message: "you deserve better, we support you, and your voice matters". Victims were able to breathe a sigh of relief knowing they would finally be afforded the same level of constitutional protections as the accused and convicted.

EDMONTON – Metcalfe County Fiscal Court held off Tuesday on joining several other county governments that have approved various versions of actions supporting their residents' right to own firearms, though several members of the public spoke passionately in favor.

GLASGOW — One of the largest employers in Barren County will be closing its doors, possibly as soon as July.

After his resignation as President of Eastern Kentucky University, President Emeritus Michael Benson has found himself in, what he calls "the heart of campus," Eastern's library. Benson is staying on campus in order to help to with the transition to a new president as well as continuing to write his book focusing on Daniel Coit Gilman.

Five years ago over a Christmas holiday my friend introduced me to a place that helped change the nighttime landscape of a city and welcomed love, laughter, hopes and dreams to the hearts and souls of those who walked through its doors.

FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH), within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), encourages teens and young adults who want to quit vaping to get free help from This Is Quitting, a nationwide texting service. CHFS and DPH officials say cessation services…

LUCAS — In the winter, it's not uncommon to hear the call of sandhill cranes as they fly over southcentral Kentucky when migrating south to Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, making a winter stop to rest on the mud flats of Barren River Lake.

FRANKFORT – In an effort to support education and enhance attainment opportunities throughout the Commonwealth, Gov. Andy Beshear and Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman announced today that Kentucky Skills U, an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC), will waive testin…

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Fiscal Court will host its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 21 that will include a hot topic resolution. During the meeting, members of the Whitley County Fiscal Court will discuss and vote on a resolution that would see Whitley County become a sanctuary county if approved.

“Video killed the radio star / In my mind and in my car / We can't rewind we've gone too far”—The Buggles “Video Killed the Radio Star”

FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s constitutional officers were sworn into their positions in an inaugural ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday morning. Secretary of State Michael G. Adams, Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Auditor of Public Accounts Mike Harmon, Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball,…

As my wife and I were scrolling through Facebook a couple of weeks ago, we came across a story that said John Calipari was named the college basketball coach of the decade by Sporting News. We found it interesting because we are both big Kentucky Wildcat fans, and I thought it was well deserved considering all the success he has led the program to over the past 10 years.

Growing up I remember several ladies who left a lasting impression on me throughout childhood. Established forces of nature within my sleepy hometown — women like Merry Jeffries, Edna Early, and Marcella Mountjoy. Strong women who would impact me in such a way that I smile even now as I remember them.

At our core, Eastern Kentucky University is a teaching university. That is what our faculty does. We take great pride in the impact that teaching and learning make on our students' futures.

On the evening of January 2, 2019, I left the London/Laurel County Animal Shelter with a brown and white puppy wrapped up tight in my scarf and nestled in close to my chest.

The practice of making a New Year's resolution has been a part of human history for over 4,000 years when the ancient Babylonians would make promises to the gods they worshipped. History also remembers the Romans making sacrifices to Janus, who they believed symbolically looked backwards into the previous year and ahead into the future.

Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey and state Representative Chris Harris received confirmation on Thursday that Attorney General Daniel Cameron has made a formal request for an investigation of former Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons by the FBI.

FRANKFORT Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) Acting Secretary Eric Friedlander has announced that Adam Mather has been appointed the agency’s Inspector General.

A second Republican candidate has filed for the 85th Kentucky House District seat to be vacated by Tommy Turner. Turner announced recently he will step down after serving 24 years as representative of the district that includes parts of Pulaski and Laurel counties.

The old calendar may not hang on our wall anymore, but its last several days of December remain posted in our hearts. We’ll remember that period as one of peace and goodwill. Some of that goodwill was expressed through the giving and receiving of gifts.