Just as the State Senate passed its version of the industrial hemp bill, Kentucky’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would lift the ban on the crop across the country.
The Industrial Hemp Farming Act was introduced Thursday in the U.S. Senate and was co-sponsored by Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul in addition to Democratic Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden.
The Bill would remove federal restrictions on the domestic cultivation of industrial hemp. Specifically, it would remove the plant from the Schedule One controlled substance list and would define it as a non-drug as long as it stayed under a determined T-H-C count.
A news release says Kentucky provided 94 percent of the nation’s industrial hemp prior to World War II and the country remains the world’s larges consumer of hemp. Even so, it remains the only major industrialized nation that bans farming the product.
A House version of the bill is also up for consideration in Washington.
A Clarksville child is in stable condition after being hit by a car while crossing the road Thursday afternoon.
A news release from Clarksville Police says the seven-year old male was in a Gupton Lane yard around 5pm when he saw the mail being delivered. The child ran across the roadway to the mailbox and into the path of a vehicle driven by a 33-year old female motorist.
The woman was unable to stop and hit the child, breaking his leg and causing a laceration to his face. The child was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he is listed in stable condition.
Murray Police responded to a two-vehicle wreck with injuries on Valentines Day.
Police say the wreck happened at South 12th at Bel Aire Shopping Center when 22-year old Joshua King of Hollow Rock, Tennessee was driving north and attempted to turn left from the Sirloin Stockade parking lot when 83-year old Fannie Owen of Murray was southbound in the left lane on South 12th.
Police say the two vehicles collided in the left hand southbound lane and were towed from the scene.
Police did not provide information about the extent of injuries of the individuals.
Kentucky farmers are one step closer in being able to grow industrial hemp.
In a landslide vote, the Kentucky State Senate passed Senate Bill 50, which is otherwise referred to as the Industrial Hemp bill.
Agriculture Commissioner Jamie Comer was quoted as saying that he was extremely proud of the state senate for its commitment to job creation in Kentucky.
Senate Bill 50 passed the Senate Agriculture Committee on Monday by a unanimous vote with U.S. Senator Rand Paul and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and others testifying in support of the legislation.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul, U.S. Representatives John Yarmuth and Thomas Massie and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell have signed a federal legislation that would exempt industrial hemp from the definition of a drug and vowed to pursue a waiver from the D-E-A to allow Kentucky to be the first state to grow industrial hemp.
Training throughout the year is essential to law enforcement agencies across the nation to be able to effectively respond to any situation and Clarksville is no exception.
The Clarksville Police Department recently broke ground on a long anticipated scenario house.
Police say the scenario house will enhance the training capabilities of the department by providing a realistic training environment.
The unique training facility became a reality through the economic support of Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan, Clarksville City Council, and the citizens of Clarksville.
The house is scheduled to be completed by April 2013.
The ground breaking ceremony was held at the Clarksville Police Department’s Training Complex on Franklin Street this week