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An amendment to legalize the growing of industrial hemp for research passed the U.S. House Thursday by an eight-vote margin, the first to pass in fifty years. 

The amendment is part of the Farm Bill and allows colleges and universities to cultivate industrial hemp for academic and agricultural research purposes.  However, it only applies to states where industrial hemp farming is already legal. 

KY Teen Driving Deaths On The Rise

Feb 27, 2013
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Teen driving deaths in Kentucky doubled last year, according to new research released by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

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For the first time since its inception, over a half million people last year traveled the Kentucky Bourbon Trail.  The new attendance record represents a 15 percent increase over 20-11.  Kentucky Bourbon Trail Experience Director Adam Johnson says there were visitors from all 50 states and over 50 countries.

KY Changes Organ Donor Option

Jan 22, 2013
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Kentuckians who want to become organ donors can have their wishes known with a special symbol on their licenses or ID cards that also adds their name to the Kentucky Organ Donor Registry.

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A Fort Campbell official is noting how important the infrastructure of surrounding communities is to the Army post.

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Kentucky native Ashley Judd says she is taking a close look at running against Republican Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014.

KY Employment Numbers Rising

Jan 18, 2013

The Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet says the state's jobless rate has dropped to 8.1 percent.

Toxic Levels Down In KY

Jan 17, 2013
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Kentucky officials say an inventory that records industrial toxic releases in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011.

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After years of struggling to combat the abuse of Oxycontin Kentucky officials are getting a chance to pursue the drug's maker in a state court lawsuit.

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