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McConnell Secures Hemp Provision in Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill
McConnell Secures Hemp Provision in Senate Agriculture Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell secured a provision in the Senate Agriculture Appropriations bill today to allow the processing of legally grown industrial hemp. The McConnell language would help farmers transport legal industrial hemp between states so the crop can be developed for commercial purposes. The full Senate Appropriations Committee approved the...

Dec 16, 2020
Gymnastics Completes Final Tune-up in Blue/White Meet
Gymnastics Completes Final Tune-up in Blue/White Meet

LEXINGTON, KY. – The University of Kentucky gymnastics team dazzled in its final exhibition before the regular season begins during the Blue/White Meet inside Memorial Coliseum on Thursday. Competing exactly one month before the regular season opener, the White Team bettered the Blue Squad’s total on a competitive night in the gym. “Overall the staff and I...

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Gymnastics Smashes School-Record Team Score
Kentucky Gymnastics Smashes School-Record Team Score

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Kentucky gymnastics record total team score record lasted just two weeks as the Wildcats reached a new program best 196.775 on Saturday at Penn State. No. 16 Penn State won the meet with a 197.325 team score. No. 19 Kentucky has been assaulting the school record books in recent weeks as UK totaled...

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Closer to Getting Hemp Seeds, Commission Adopts Rules for Hemp Programs
Kentucky Closer to Getting Hemp Seeds, Commission Adopts Rules for Hemp Programs

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Department of Agriculture made progress in its efforts to complete delivery of a shipment of hemp seeds being held by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, KDA officials reported to the Kentucky Industrial Hemp Commission Tuesday May 20, 2014. “We’ve come a long way, and I believe we are on the...

Dec 16, 2020
Senate Ag Panel Unanimously Passes Hemp Bill
Senate Ag Panel Unanimously Passes Hemp Bill

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Before a packed house filled with hemp supporters, the Kentucky Senate Agriculture Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 50, Sen. Paul Hornback’s legislation that provides an administrative framework if and when the federal government legalizes industrial hemp. Republican Majority Leader Damon Thayer made the motion for passage as U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, U.S....

Dec 16, 2020
‘Take Kids Fishing’ Tradewater Tournament Saturday in Dawson Springs
‘Take Kids Fishing’ Tradewater Tournament Saturday in Dawson Springs

DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. — Take Kids Fishing Tradewater Tournament is set for 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday at Riverside Park-Tradewater River in Dawson Springs. The tournament is for children ages 3-15. Age divisions for casting and reeling categories are 3-5, 6-8, 9-11 and 12-15. There also will be prizes for the largest and smallest fish. Some cane...

Dec 16, 2020
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Hospital Offers Healthy Holiday Night Out
Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Hospital Offers Healthy Holiday Night Out

GREENVILLE, Ky. — Gather your girlfriends and enjoy a free Healthy Holiday Night Out at Second St. Baptist Church from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday Dec. 6. Join Dr. Ashley Gabbard and friends, for a relaxing and informative night away from the stress of holiday planning and shopping.  Enjoy a free holiday meal. Get ideas on preparing...

Dec 16, 2020
KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship to Begin Friday
KHSAA Bass Fishing Championship to Begin Friday

LEXINGTON, Ky. —The sixth-annual KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship will begin Friday morning at the Kentucky Dam Marina when 80 teams compete for the 2018 state title. The two-day KHSAA State Bass Fishing Championship (May 11-12), with Calvert City serving as official host city, begins each morning with the boat launch from Kentucky Dam Marina...

Dec 16, 2020
McConnell Hemp Amendment Approved by Senate Appropriations Committee, Prevents Federal Agencies from Blocking Hemp Seeds
McConnell Hemp Amendment Approved by Senate Appropriations Committee, Prevents Federal Agencies from Blocking Hemp Seeds

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell announced today that an amendment he authored with Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) regarding legal industrial hemp cultivation pilot projects at universities was approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee and is now included in the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. The McConnell/Merkley hemp amendment passed overwhelmingly (22-8) in...

Dec 16, 2020
Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Three State Resort Parks for Great Fall Fishing
Kentucky Afield Outdoors: Three State Resort Parks for Great Fall Fishing

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The dramatically cooler nights of the last few weeks are a blessing for anglers. These longer, colder nights pull the residual heat from the water, signaling to game fish that it is time to fatten up on the fall harvest of baitfish born earlier in the year. The picturesque panorama of the changing...

Dec 16, 2020
Owensboro Resident Named to Healthy Kentucky Board
Owensboro Resident Named to Healthy Kentucky Board

KENTUCKY — A food and nutrition expert from Owensboro has been named to the board of directors of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Marianne Smith Edge is a registered dietitian and founder of The AgriNutrition Edge, a food and agriculture communications consulting firm. Edge is the first Owensboro resident since 2006 to serve on...

Dec 16, 2020
Wildcat Gymnastics to Broadcast Five Meets
Wildcat Gymnastics to Broadcast Five Meets

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The Southeastern Conference released its television broadcast schedule for the 2016 gymnastics season on Wednesday afternoon, extending its coverage to 22 meets across ESPN2, ESPNU and the SEC Network. Kentucky gymnastics will appear in five of the broadcasts. UK gymnastics’ coverage includes two dates on ESPNU, two dates on the SEC Network,...

Dec 16, 2020
Bass Fishing Lures Students onto the Water
Bass Fishing Lures Students onto the Water

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. – Students who enjoy the great outdoors and the challenge of landing a catch have found a new outlet on their school’s bass-fishing team. While some might be long accustomed to fishing for fun, this organized venture is not for everybody. “It’s really tournament bass fishing. It’s not like we’re taking the...

Dec 16, 2020
Calloway High Fishing Team Takes Multiple Awards
Calloway High Fishing Team Takes Multiple Awards

CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. – The Calloway County High School Bass Fishing team claimed 1st, 3rd, and 4th place finishes in Saturday’s Murray State Open Kentucky High school Bass Fishing Championship. Battling air temperatures in the 20’s and icy conditions on the launch ramp, the Laker team put nine boats in the water to compete against...

Dec 16, 2020
WK Outdoors – New or Improving Fishing Opportunities for 2012
WK Outdoors – New or Improving Fishing Opportunities for 2012

WESTERN KY – With Valentine’s Day upon us, only a few weeks remain on your current annual fishing license. The new license year begins March 1.  This coming year presents some new opportunities to catch rainbow trout, blue catfish, redear sunfish, also known as shellcrackers, and white crappie.  Black crappie now dominate the population in...

Dec 16, 2020
KY Lake on the Verge of Great Crappie Fishing
KY Lake on the Verge of Great Crappie Fishing

WESTERN KY – Poor spawns from 2005-2007 impacted the numbers of young white crappie in Kentucky Lake, resulting in spotty fishing for white crappie over the last several years. The crappie population in the lake also morphed from mainly white crappie to predominately black crappie due to aging of the lake. The water flows clearer than...

Dec 16, 2020
National Bass Fishing Championship Coming to Paducah
National Bass Fishing Championship Coming to Paducah

PADUCAH, Ky. — The Rayovac FLW Series is headed to the Ohio River at Paducah, Ky., Oct. 29-31 when 200 boaters and co-anglers from the five Rayovac FLW Series divisions will take to the water for the Rayovac FLW Series Championship. The highest finishing pro from each of the five Rayovac FLW Series divisions based on...

Dec 16, 2020