James Comer http://wkms.org en McConnell/Grimes Race Could Draw 20,000 to Fancy Farm Picnic http://wkms.org/post/mcconnellgrimes-race-could-draw-20000-fancy-farm-picnic <p>The 134th&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fancyfarm.net/Fancy_Farm_Picnic.php">Fancy Farm Picnic</a> is now just a little more than two weeks away and the line-up of speakers is almost complete.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:46:11 +0000 John Null 42141 at http://wkms.org McConnell/Grimes Race Could Draw 20,000 to Fancy Farm Picnic Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race http://wkms.org/post/jack-conway-raises-750000-towards-kentucky-governors-race <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="Jack Conway" data-attribution="Credit Kentucky Attorney General&#039;s Office" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfpl/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201403/conway.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorney General Jack Conway has raised more than $750,000 since announcing his campaign for the Democratic nomination for Kentucky governor less than two months ago.</span><p>Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, according to the campaign's first report to th Tue, 08 Jul 2014 17:16:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 41910 at http://wkms.org Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race Lawsuit over Hemp Seeds Heard Today http://wkms.org/post/lawsuit-over-hemp-seeds-heard-today <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner says he’s looking forward to a court hearing today&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">over his department’s lawsuit against the federal government. James Comer sued three government agencies—including the U.S. Justice Department—over a 250 pound shipment of hemp seeds being held by federal customs officials in Louisville.</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 11:25:39 +0000 Kevin Willis (KPR) 40606 at http://wkms.org Lawsuit over Hemp Seeds Heard Today Comer Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seed Seizure http://wkms.org/post/comer-sues-federal-government-over-hemp-seed-seizure <p>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has filed suit against the federal government over its seizure of 250 pounds of imported hemp seeds that arrived in Louisville from Italy last week.</p><p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:42:23 +0000 Jonathan Meador 40565 at http://wkms.org Comer Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seed Seizure Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court http://wkms.org/post/kentuckys-hemp-saga-appears-headed-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is preparing to go to court to get 250 pounds of hemp seeds released to the state.&nbsp; The seeds, imported from Italy, <a href="http://wkms.org/post/hemp-seeds-face-one-final-hurdle-making-kentucky-soil">are being held at a UPS warehouse in Louisville</a>.&nbsp; The Drug Enforcement Administration argues a special permit is needed from the federal agency, despite language in the Farm Bill.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 13 May 2014 20:15:34 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 40529 at http://wkms.org Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court Kentucky Hemp Research Project Looms Near http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-hemp-research-project-looms-near <p>As the first of five Kentucky hemp research tests draws near, local farmers and officials are considering the plant’s economic viability.</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 21:24:00 +0000 Parker Franklin 40343 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Hemp Research Project Looms Near Richie Farmer's Guns, Knives Bring More Than $21K at Auction http://wkms.org/post/richie-farmers-guns-knives-bring-more-21k-auction <p>Guns and knives once intended as political gifts <a href="http://wkms.org/post/rise-and-fall-richie-farmer">during the Richie Farmer administration of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture </a>have generated $21,415&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">at auction.</span></p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 17:17:30 +0000 John Null 40334 at http://wkms.org Richie Farmer's Guns, Knives Bring More Than $21K at Auction Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner http://wkms.org/post/texas-gov-rick-perry-urges-flipping-ky-house-calloway-gop-dinner <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Western Kentucky Republicans gathered at Murray State University’s Curris Center this weekend for the Calloway County GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, themed around the prospect of flipping control of the Kentucky House of Representatives to Republican control.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:15:47 +0000 John Null 39285 at http://wkms.org Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill http://wkms.org/post/industrial-hemp-provision-makes-it-farm-bill <p></p><p>An amendment legalizing hemp production for research has made it into the Farm Bill that will be up for a vote soon in Congress.&nbsp;The amendment, co-sponsored by Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, allows universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for study purposes. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:49:53 +0000 Lisa Autry (KPR) 38332 at http://wkms.org Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal http://wkms.org/post/challenging-eastern-kentucky-leaders-ag-commissioner-james-comer-says-its-time-look-beyond-co-0 <p>Agriculture Commissioner James Comer is challenging leaders in eastern Kentucky to accept the decline of coal production and invest in a new economy to help pull the region out of poverty.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"A lot of leaders in Eastern Kentucky keep talking about ‘coal is the answer and there is a war on coal.’ I’m a friend of coal. I support the coal industry. But the coal industry’s future doesn't look bright and we have to look beyond that and learn to develop a new economy in Eastern Kentucky," he says.</span></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:40:42 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey (KPR) 36581 at http://wkms.org Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal