Most Active Stories
- First Student To Graduate In May From College To Career Experience Program
- Kentucky Film Tax Incentive Program Draws Production Company to Murray
- Against Residents’ Wishes 250-Year-Old Burr Oak Tree Cut Down On Lake Barkley Bridge Easement
- GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Attack Jack Conway For Not Defending Gay Marriage Ban
- Congressman Whitfield Calls House Ethics Allegations "Absurd"
Fri June 29, 2012
Kentucky Hemp Museum Looks to Settle in Pennyrile Region
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.