Kentucky http://www.kunc.org en Now Appearing: Hemp, For The First Time In Decades http://www.kunc.org/post/now-appearing-hemp-first-time-decades <p>A<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/content/colorado-hemp-growers-begin-historic-planting-season#.U208cPldUrU"> handful of farmers</a> are set to plant the country’s first hemp crop in decades, despite federal regulations that tightly restrict the plant’s cultivation.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:07:59 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56797 at http://www.kunc.org Now Appearing: Hemp, For The First Time In Decades Kentucky's Hemp Seed Lawsuit Could Affect Colorado's Aspiring Growers http://www.kunc.org/post/kentuckys-hemp-seed-lawsuit-could-affect-colorados-aspiring-growers <p>The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is picking a fight with the federal government, and it’s all about hemp. The state is suing the Drug Enforcement Agency over a shipment of hemp seed. W<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ith <a href="http://kunc.org/post/colorado-hemp-growers-begin-historic-planting-season">Colorado farmers currently exploring their options</a> with the plant, a final decision in the case could have implications here too.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 21:58:17 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56618 at http://www.kunc.org Kentucky's Hemp Seed Lawsuit Could Affect Colorado's Aspiring Growers Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China http://www.kunc.org/post/carpe-diem-kentucky-sends-invasive-fish-china The invasive Asian carp has now been found in 12 states and in the Great Lakes watershed, gobbling up native fish, jumping aggressively into boats and reproducing like crazy. Researchers have tried various ways to slow the spread of the fish as it prowls other waterways.<p>And, so far, efforts to introduce the big, bony fish to American diners haven't caught on. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:33:00 +0000 54895 at http://www.kunc.org Carp(e) Diem: Kentucky Sends Invasive Fish To China For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean http://www.kunc.org/post/faster-aged-bourbon-you-need-motion-ocean From its earliest days as America's homegrown whiskey elixir, Kentucky bourbon has been traveling on boats.<p>In fact, boats were a key reason why Kentucky became the king of bourbon. In the late 1700s, trade depended on waterways, and distillers in the state had a big advantage: the Ohio River. They'd load their barrels onto flatboats on the Ohio, which flowed into the Mississippi, taking their golden liquor as far down as New Orleans.<p>Back then, placing barrels on boats was a necessity. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:48:00 +0000 54584 at http://www.kunc.org For A Faster-Aged Bourbon, You Need The Motion Of The Ocean Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways http://www.kunc.org/post/kentucky-southern-baptists-draw-crowds-gun-giveaways It's an hour before suppertime, and the line outside Lone Oak First Baptist Church in Paducah, Ky., is wrapped around the building. The people are waiting for more than a Bible sermon; there's a raffle tonight. Twenty-five guns are up for grabs.<p>There's nothing new about gun raffles in Kentucky, even at a church. Last year, there were 50 events like this one in the state. The Kentucky Baptist Convention says it's a surefire way to get new people through church doors.<p>Sunday school teacher David Keele says everyone he knows has a gun. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Blake Farmer 54552 at http://www.kunc.org Kentucky Southern Baptists Draw Crowds With Gun Giveaways