James Comer

Politics
12:16 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Jack Conway Raises $750,000 Towards Kentucky Governor's Race

Jack Conway

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 10:35 am

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.

Conway has about $705,000 in cash on hand, according to the campaign's first report to the state election finance registry. He has donated only $1,000 of his own money to his campaign.

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Government
6:25 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Lawsuit over Hemp Seeds Heard Today

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Kentucky’s Agriculture Commissioner says he’s looking forward to a court hearing today 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.

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Government
4:42 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Comer Sues Federal Government Over Hemp Seed Seizure

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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.

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Government
3:15 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Kentucky's Hemp Saga Appears Headed for Court

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  The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is preparing to go to court to get 250 pounds of hemp seeds released to the state.  The seeds, imported from Italy, are being held at a UPS warehouse in Louisville.  The Drug Enforcement Administration argues a special permit is needed from the federal agency, despite language in the Farm Bill.                                               

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Government
4:24 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Kentucky Hemp Research Project Looms Near

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As the first of five Kentucky hemp research tests draws near, local farmers and officials are considering the plant’s economic viability.

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Government
12:17 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Richie Farmer's Guns, Knives Bring More Than $21K at Auction

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Guns and knives once intended as political gifts during the Richie Farmer administration of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture have generated $21,415 at auction.

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Politics
11:15 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry Urges Flipping the Ky. House at Calloway GOP Dinner

Calloway GOP chair Greg DeLancey's selfie at Saturday's event.
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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.

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Government
2:49 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

Industrial Hemp Provision Makes It into Farm Bill

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An amendment legalizing hemp production for research has made it into the Farm Bill that will be up for a vote soon in Congress. The amendment, co-sponsored by Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie, allows universities and state agriculture departments to grow hemp for study purposes.

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Government
4:40 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Challenging Eastern Kentucky Leaders, Ag Commissioner James Comer Says It's Time to Look Beyond Coal

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.

"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.

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Business
3:43 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Promotion Of Veteran-Produced Agriculture Goes National

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Kentucky's Homegrown by Heroes program which features farm goods produced by military veterans is spreading nationwide. 

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