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CAVE CITY — The hemp industry in Barren County has exploded in the past two years as CBD oil and its benefits have become popular, but local hemp farmer, Chad Wilson, says things are not as they seem.

Almost a year after beginning destruction of mustard munitions at the Blue Grass Chemical Agent Destruction Pilot Plant, full-scale operations to destroy the first 8-inch projectiles containing GB nerve agent began at the main plant last week.

GLASGOW – Barren County Fiscal Court, via a unanimously approved resolution, declared Tuesday that its members are “vigorously opposed to the passage of any law (or proposal of any law) that would infringe our citizens’ right to keep and bear arms.”

CORBIN — Just days after country rap musician Ryan Upchurch will perform in Corbin, another hit artist, Aaron Lewis, is scheduled to take the stage at the Corbin Arena.

GLASGOW – Annual commemorations of the Civil Rights Movement centered around recognizing its most iconic leader's birthday, which was actually Tuesday, continue this year in Glasgow.

GLASGOW – Attorneys on both sides of a homicide case argued in Barren Circuit Court on Thursday about whether certain types of testimony and other evidence would be permissible at the trial scheduled for next month.

Senate Bill 11 has been introduced in this new session in attempts to discourage tenants at rental properties from damaging properties after they have been evicted by criminally charging them.

Several veterans with Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass (BPBG) presented the EKU Office of Military and Veterans Affairs and student veterans with a $4,000 check to help the group furnish the new veterans center and lounge in the Powell Building.

EDMONTON – Metcalfe County Fiscal Court held off Tuesday on joining several other county governments that have approved various versions of actions supporting their residents' right to own firearms, though several members of the public spoke passionately in favor.

GLASGOW — One of the largest employers in Barren County will be closing its doors, possibly as soon as July.

After his resignation as President of Eastern Kentucky University, President Emeritus Michael Benson has found himself in, what he calls "the heart of campus," Eastern's library. Benson is staying on campus in order to help to with the transition to a new president as well as continuing to write his book focusing on Daniel Coit Gilman.

LUCAS — In the winter, it's not uncommon to hear the call of sandhill cranes as they fly over southcentral Kentucky when migrating south to Florida, Georgia and Mississippi, making a winter stop to rest on the mud flats of Barren River Lake.

WHITLEY COUNTY — The Whitley County Fiscal Court will host its regularly scheduled meeting on Jan. 21 that will include a hot topic resolution. During the meeting, members of the Whitley County Fiscal Court will discuss and vote on a resolution that would see Whitley County become a sanctuary county if approved.

The practice of making a New Year's resolution has been a part of human history for over 4,000 years when the ancient Babylonians would make promises to the gods they worshipped. History also remembers the Romans making sacrifices to Janus, who they believed symbolically looked backwards into the previous year and ahead into the future.

Senate Minority Leader Morgan McGarvey and state Representative Chris Harris received confirmation on Thursday that Attorney General Daniel Cameron has made a formal request for an investigation of former Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons by the FBI.

A second Republican candidate has filed for the 85th Kentucky House District seat to be vacated by Tommy Turner. Turner announced recently he will step down after serving 24 years as representative of the district that includes parts of Pulaski and Laurel counties.

In late December, President Donald Trump signed into law that the legal minimum age to buy tobacco products would raise from 18 to 21. The act was included in a spending bill that the President signed.

For the second year in a row, the Eastern Kentucky University Dance Team will partner with the Beautiful Lives Project and Madison County Special Olympics to give those with disabilities a chance to be a part of the halftime dance routine this weekend at the EKU basketball game on Saturday.

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If you're planning on traveling through Greenup County, especially on routes near the Little Sandy River and Tygart Creek, you should take note of flooding along roadways there.

BARBOURVILLE — A dedication and open house ceremony was held for the new Knox County Detention Center Friday. City and county officials joined community members in celebrating the completion of the jail’s construction.

Anyone who has lived in Madison County for even a brief amount of time surely knows Berea as quite the hub of arts and music. "Berea is the old-time music capital of the world," states Donna Lamb. You've likely heard of Lewis Lamb and Donna Lamb, the father and daughter who have been performing and teaching bluegrass music for decades in Kentucky and around the world. Swing through town on a Thursday evening and you're guaranteed the opportunity to hear -- or play -- some old-time tunes.

With the Christmas holiday all wrapped up and people looking towards the New Year, the Battle of Richmond Association is collecting neck ties to create their 2020 necktie quilt.

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If you haven't registered for Grayson's Hometown Holidays Christmas Parade yet, and you still want to, there is an online Google document that you can fill out to do so. You can find the link on the Grayson Chamber of Commerce website at http://www.graysonchamber.org/, or you can navigate di…

Carter Caves State Resort Park manager Chris Perry, and representatives from county Youth Service Centers in each school, pose with food collected during the park's annual Haunted Trail event. Food and cash donations collected over the month of October were donated to each of the county's te…

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GRAYSON Detectives with the FIVCO Area Drug Enforcement Task Force, or F.A.D.E., executed asearch warrant at the 500 block of Robert and Mary recently and arrested a man on felony trafficking charges.

Representatives from the Kentucky State Park System, Kentucky Tourism, and local leaders met at Carter Caves State Resort Park last week to announce over $5 million in funding for Carter Caves and Greenbo Lake parks.

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First responders from the Carter City, Grayson, Olive Hill and Norton Branch fire departments were among the first on the scene this morning, in response to a two vehicle accident that is expected to keep the AA highway northwest of the Route 2 and Route 7 intersection closed until 7 p.m. or…

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WILLARD - State highway crews will temporarily close KY 1496 two miles west of Willard in Carter County on Wednesday, Aug. 7, to replace a drainage pipe under the highway. Work will begin about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at mile marker 5. The road will remain closed until 3 p.m., or until work is c…

Louise is a 1 year old female smooth coat collie mix. She’s a awesome girl with a sweet lovable personality. Louise has a $25 adoption fee to an approved home.

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Ed Harper, 50 died Friday. Funeral services was conducted Tuesday 1:00 p.m. at Malone Funeral Home. Burial was in the Sagraves Family Cemetery. www.malonefuneralhome.com