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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,…

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.

In late December, President Donald Trump signed into law that the legal minimum age to buy tobacco products would raise from 18 to 21. The act was included in a spending bill that the President signed.

For the second year in a row, the Eastern Kentucky University Dance Team will partner with the Beautiful Lives Project and Madison County Special Olympics to give those with disabilities a chance to be a part of the halftime dance routine this weekend at the EKU basketball game on Saturday.

OLIVE HILL Kentucky State Police (KSP) Post 14 in Ashland are investigating a single vehicle fatal collision that occurred Sunday afternoon at approximately 2:50 pm. Troopers responded to the 155 mile marker of I-64 in Carter County, on arrival Troopers found Thomas Meaux, age 49 of Ashland,…

BARBOURVILLE — A dedication and open house ceremony was held for the new Knox County Detention Center Friday. City and county officials joined community members in celebrating the completion of the jail’s construction.

Anyone who has lived in Madison County for even a brief amount of time surely knows Berea as quite the hub of arts and music. "Berea is the old-time music capital of the world," states Donna Lamb. You've likely heard of Lewis Lamb and Donna Lamb, the father and daughter who have been performing and teaching bluegrass music for decades in Kentucky and around the world. Swing through town on a Thursday evening and you're guaranteed the opportunity to hear -- or play -- some old-time tunes.

With the Christmas holiday all wrapped up and people looking towards the New Year, the Battle of Richmond Association is collecting neck ties to create their 2020 necktie quilt.

FRANKFORT The U.S. Department of Agriculture has reopened sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) to Kentucky landowners. The deadline to sign up for general participation is Feb. 28, 2020, while sign-ups for more permanent structures within the program are ongoing. Participants …

FRANKFORT – The 10th Annual Kentucky State Police “Cram the Cruiser” food drive is in the books and raised over 236 tons (473,235 pounds) of food to help Kentucky families.

FRANKFORT - Kentucky’s seasonally adjusted preliminary November 2019 unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, according to the Kentucky Center for Statistics (KYSTATS), an agency within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC).

FRANKFORT - Administrative and pricing changes are ahead for the special license plate program to comply with legislative changes made during the spring General Assembly. At the end of December, the Division of Motor Vehicle Licensing will begin implementing House Bill 341’s modifications to…

CLAY CITY - At 3:28 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 18, Kentucky State Police Post 8, Morehead responded to a report of an escaped inmate from the transfer station in Clay City, Ky.

FRANKFORT - The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new bear hunting regulations and new procedures for captive cervid facilities at its quarterly meeting on December 6.