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Comer Hails ‘Historic’ Hemp Vote

Updated: 07/11/2013 - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer cheered House passage of legislation Thursday, to allow university research on industrial hemp. The measure was an amendment to the farm bill that passed in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Kentucky Leaders Denounce Obama's Climate Plan

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Posted: 06/25/2013 - Political leaders from coal-rich Kentucky were quick to denounce climate change initiatives announced by President Barack Obama, saying efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions will hurt the state's mining industry, and drive up energy costs.

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KY Senators Blocked in Effort to Legalize Hemp

Posted: 06/06/2013 - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul said Thursday they aren't giving up on winning congressional approval to allow farmers to grow the crop.

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KY Man Admits Secretly Recording McConnell

Posted: 05/31/2013 - A Kentucky man has admitted to secretly recording a private campaign meeting between Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and his aides earlier this year.

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State Seeks Dismissal of KY Health Exchange Case

Updated: 05/03/2013 - The state is asking for dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange that Gov. Steve Beshear approved last year by executive order.

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Feds Seek Clarification of Industrial Hemp

Posted: 05/02/2013 - Most of Kentucky's federal delegation signed a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration seeking clarification on the industrial hemp issue.

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County Clerk Ordered to Resign in Plea Deal

Updated: 04/29/2013 - FRANKFORT, KY (AP) -- Owsley County Clerk Sid Gabbard has pleaded guilty to tax evasion in a deal that requires him to resign immediately and pay more than $61,000 in restitution to the state.

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Grimes Still Wrestling with Decision on Senate Bid

Updated: 04/23/2013 - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is still wrestling with the idea of seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell in next year's election.

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McConnell, Rogers Praise Generic Pill Ruling

Updated: 04/16/2013 - U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers are praising the Food and Drug Administration's decision requiring generic versions of OxyContin to be tamper-resistant.

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Official: Kentucky on Pace to Meet Revenue Goals

Posted: 04/10/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky's General Fund is on pace to meet its tax revenue goals for this fiscal year, despite Kentuckians' cautious spending habits, a state official said Wednesday.

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Tea Party Activist Sues Over KY Health Exchange

Updated: 04/08/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- A tea party activist has filed a lawsuit in Frankfort, challenging the legality of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange Gov. Steve Beshear approved last year by executive order.

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Beshear Still Considering What to do on Hemp Bill

Posted: 04/01/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Gov. Steve Beshear has until Saturday to sign or veto a bill that would open the door to industrial hemp farming in Kentucky. So far, he hasn't said what he'll do.

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KY Negotiators Approve Plan to Shore up Pensions

Posted: 03/26/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- House and Senate negotiators have reached agreement on a proposal intended to restore solvency to Kentucky's pension plans for government retirees.

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