Many areas are still dealing with flooding, even as snow and sleet start to replace the rain. Some of the local major rivers are above flood stage and still rising. The good news is, many of the others have crested and will start to fall. The snow and sleet will continue through much of the day, before wrapping up tonight. Most areas will see several inches of accumulation. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Legislature has approved a bill that would allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop.
The measure passed the House 88-4. Minutes later, it passed the Senate 35-1.
House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins said the measure would position Kentucky to quickly become a top producer of industrial hemp if the feds change the plant's classification as a controlled substance.
Hemp thrived as a crop in Kentucky generations ago but has been banned for decades.
Agriculture Commissioner James Comer believes hemp could be an important crop for Kentucky farmers again.