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Comer to launch Kentucky Proud farm to campus program April 15

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer will officially launch the Kentucky Proud Farm to Campus program with EKU President Doug Whitlock during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday, April 15, at 3 p.m. EDT at the Eastern Kentucky University bookstore in Richmond.

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Comer celebrates final approval of hemp bill

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Agriculture Commissioner James Comer credited industrial hemp supporters for encouraging lawmakers and Gov. Steve Beshear to approve historic legislation that will help restore hemp production to Kentucky.

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KDA shuts down fuel lab, private lab will test motor fuel

Posted: 04/04/2013 - The Kentucky Department of Agriculture will contract with a private fuel testing laboratory to test motor fuel samples and will shut down its motor fuel and pesticide testing lab in Frankfort, Agriculture Commissioner James Comer announced today.

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Appeals judge tapped for Ky. high court

Updated: 04/03/2013 - An appeals court judge has been tapped to fill a vacancy on the Kentucky Supreme Court, a move that gives the high court three female justices among the seven members for the first time ever.

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Legislature passes industrial hemp legislation

Updated: 03/27/2013 - 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.

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Legislature lifts Prohibition-era ban on alcohol

Updated: 03/26/2013 - Lawmakers in Kentucky have passed legislation lifting a Prohibition-era ban on the sale of alcohol at restaurants, bars and retail stores on Election Day.

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House floor leader holds out hope for hemp bill

Posted: 03/26/2013 - Lawmakers were continuing work into the final hours of the 2013 legislative session to pass a bill that would allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop.

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Lawmakers approve funding plan for state pensions

Updated: 03/27/2013 - A funding plan intended to restore solvency to Kentucky's pension plans for government retirees has cleared the House and Senate and now goes to Gov. Steve Beshear to be signed into law.

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Gov. signs bill to bolster human trafficking law

Updated: 03/26/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear has signed a bill that will strengthen Kentucky's human trafficking law by increasing punishments for offenders and bolstering protections for victims.

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No action yet to override religious freedom veto

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Nearing the end of the next-to-last day of the Kentucky legislative session, lawmakers haven't taken action to try to override Gov. Steve Beshear's veto of a bill intended to protect the religious beliefs of Kentuckians from government intrusions.

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Kentucky high court to hear prison discipline case

Updated: 03/22/2013 - The Kentucky Supreme Court will decide if an inmate involved in a 2009 prison riot received a fair disciplinary hearing after an officer prevented any witnesses from testifying on his behalf.

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