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Comer, Goodlatte, Massie, Polis Introduce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill
Comer, Goodlatte, Massie, Polis Introduce Bipartisan Industrial Hemp Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. representatives James Comer (R-KY), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jared Polis (D-CO) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) introduced federal legislation to end unnecessary and outdated regulations on industrial hemp.  The Industrial Hemp Farming Act exempts industrial hemp from the Controlled Substance Act’s definition of marijuana, creates a new category for hemp research at universities and...

Dec 16, 2020
E-cigarettes and Quitting Smoking
E-cigarettes and Quitting Smoking

US — Quitting smoking and losing weight consistently top New Year's resolutions lists In an effort to stop smoking, a growing number of smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to help them quit once and for all. Although e-cigarettes are not currently regulated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing regulations in a...

Dec 16, 2020
Legislator's Log: Hemp Operations Growing in State
Legislator's Log: Hemp Operations Growing in State

KENTUCKY — More than half of Kentucky’s industrial hemp crop this year can be traced to 19 counties, 58 farmers and one company in Winchester. With 23,000 pounds of imported hemp seed destined for 2,466 acres, Atalo Holdings is a superpower in hemp production and processing in Kentucky. Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy Executive Director...

Dec 16, 2020
'Take a Kid Fishing' Event is Saturday at City Park
'Take a Kid Fishing' Event is Saturday at City Park

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. – Madisonville Noon Kiwanis annual Take a Kid Fishing Day is set for noon-3 p.m. Saturday at Madisonville City Park. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. The event is free. There will be prizes and trophies for the biggest overall fish caught in each age group. Food will be provided. Rain date is...

Dec 16, 2020
State Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Open
State Industrial Hemp Research Pilot Program Open

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles announced the Kentucky Department of Agriculture has opened the application period for Kentuckians wishing to participate in the state’s industrial hemp research pilot program for the 2018 growing season. “I am proud to report that our program participants grew more than 3,200 acres of hemp this year, the...

Dec 16, 2020
MCHS Wins Murray State High School Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake
MCHS Wins Murray State High School Fishing Open on Kentucky Lake

MURRAY, Ky. — The Muhlenberg County High School team of Nathan Flener and Brandon Payne brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 18 pounds, 6 ounces, to win the 2015 Murray State Open on Kentucky Lake. The win earned the team $4,000 in scholarships to Murray State and qualified the team to compete in...

Nov 11, 2020
Over 400 Show up for First Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day - Video Footage
Over 400 Show up for First Annual Take a Kid Fishing Day - Video Footage

GREENVILLE, Ky. – A year ago few in Muhlenberg County had even heard of an event called "Take a Kid Fishing" Day. Now, after an estimated crowd of at least 400 showed up Saturday, June 8th, with rods and reels in hand, it's pretty clear that kids, adults, planners and sponsors have fallen for this...

Nov 11, 2020
Prime Time for Sauger and Walleye Fishing
Prime Time for Sauger and Walleye Fishing

KENTUCKY – If fishing is one of your true loves, then think of Valentine's Day his past week as the start of the best fishing of the year for sauger and walleye in Kentucky rivers and tailwaters. The water may still be cold with temperatures in the high 30s and low 40s, but the fishing...

Nov 11, 2020
Events Planned Across the State for Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2
Events Planned Across the State for Free Fishing Weekend June 1-2

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Families can take a free test drive of fishing fun during the first weekend of June.  Kentucky celebrates free fishing weekend across the state June 1-2. It’s been an annual event since at least 1992.  Moms, dads, grandparents, extended family and out-of-state visitors all can sample Kentucky’s fishing opportunities without having to...

Nov 11, 2020
Fishing Tournament Nets 40 Tons of Carp from Kentucky and Barkley Lake
Fishing Tournament Nets 40 Tons of Carp from Kentucky and Barkley Lake

TRIGG COUNTY, Ky. – Commercial anglers netted nearly 83,000 pounds of Asian carp during the country's first freshwater commercial fishing tournament.  Barry Mann claimed the top prize of $10,000 after hauling 28,670 pounds of fish from Kentucky and Barkley lakes during the two-day tournament held March 12-13.  "We were in them all day long," said...

Nov 11, 2020
Kids Fishing with Faith
Kids Fishing with Faith

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY – Faith Outdoors is a non-profit organization associated with Faith Missionary Baptist Church. Our mission is Connecting people to Christ through the Great Outdoors. This year Faith Outdoors celebrates their 3rd year of the Fishing with Faith fishing tournament, set for May 12. Many men, women, and children come together for some family...

Nov 11, 2020
Gods Great Outdoor Adventures – Western Kentucky Fishing
Gods Great Outdoor Adventures – Western Kentucky Fishing

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY. – Hello! I hope everyone is having a Blessed week. I will be honest in saying that I don't know if my week could get any better. I had a terrible turkey season but at the same time it was my best.  The reason for it being the best was my daughter...

Nov 11, 2020
Outdoors with Big Country – Fishing is Hot!
Outdoors with Big Country – Fishing is Hot!

KENTUCKY – The heat is on! The sun is high in the sky! The weather forecast is calling for high temperatures during the day to be near the 100 degree mark, the Barometric Pressure is high, and conditions for fishing isn't the most favorable. But, you can adjust your strategy to make it a more...

Nov 11, 2020
Georgetown College wins College Fishing Central Conference Event on KY/Barkley Lakes
Georgetown College wins College Fishing Central Conference Event on KY/Barkley Lakes

GILBERTSVILLE, KY – The Georgetown College team of Clay Elliott of Pikeville, Ky., and Vincent Timperio of Corbin, Ky., won the National Guard FLW College Fishing Central Conference event on Kentucky/Barkley lakes Saturday with five bass weighing 19 pounds, 1 ounce. The victory earned the team $5,000. The win also helped them advance to the...

Nov 11, 2020
Kentucky Youths Enjoy Fishing Trip
Kentucky Youths Enjoy Fishing Trip

HOPKINS COUNTY, KY. - Several local youths, Logan Nance, Kendall Orange and Austin Orange, enjoyed a very successful catfish fishing trip on Saturday evening, May 5, 2012. According to a very pleased parent, Randall Orange of Hopkins County, KY, the largest of the eight catfish caught in this trip was 6.6 Pounds. A big congratulation...

Nov 11, 2020
LBL Congratulates Fishing Tournament Participants
LBL Congratulates Fishing Tournament Participants

GOLDEN POND, KY. – Land Between The Lakes (LBL) National Recreation Area hosted the 35th Annual Special Populations Fishing Tournament on Honker Lake, Saturday, June 2. Over 75 participants, caregivers, and volunteers attended this free fishing tournament.  Tournament winners, in order of placement, included First Place, Douglas Gray of Benton, KY; Second Place, Aaron Epley...

Nov 11, 2020