Kentucky Hemp Museum Looks to Settle in Pennyrile Region

Jun 29, 2012

The president of the Kentucky Hemp Museum hopes to make Hopkinsville its new home. The museum had been a private collection in Lexington, consisting of various agricultural equipment and related memorabilia.  

Museum President Katie Moyer says bringing the collection to the Pennyrile Region will get people in touch with a little known aspect of the Commonwealth’s agricultural roots…

"It’s as much a part of our history as horses, or bluegrass, or anything and we don’t realize it. And the goal of having the museum is to educate people about Kentucky’s history."

Kentucky once supplied 96% of the nation’s industrial hemp. Moyer says hemp can be used for thousands of applications including food, cement and jet fuel, and produces none of the hallucinatory effects associated with the drug marijuana.