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Hemp bill clears KY Senate
Sen. Paul, left, and Rep. James Comer address crowd on hemp in Louisville in August 2012.
Hemp bill clears KY Senate

Former Rep. Fred Nesler of Mayfield, who now works for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture told us on Monday that he thought the legislation would be successful this time.

He's right so far. SB 218 passed the Kentucky Senate unanimously yesterday.

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Education bills bloom in 2017 Session
Sen. Stan Humphries speaks to SB 153 -post secondary funding
Education bills bloom in 2017 Session

Education is on the minds of the 2017 General Assembly. From testing and academic standards to charter schools to higher education college boards and performance funding, this session is considering a myriad of bills that affect Kentucky's students.

We look at the status of some of them. Photos courtesy of LRC Public Information Office.

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Print Media in Jackson Purchase in Transition
Print Media in Jackson Purchase in Transition

Last week, the eight counties of the Jackson Purchase had twelve county wide weekly newspapers.

After March 1, 2017 that number will be reduced to 10 newspapers.

Three local newspapers, The Hickman Courier, The Hickman Gazette and The Fulton Leader, will merge into The Current.

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Community and Regional News

Mayfield, Benton and Graves awarded grants from state

On February 16, 2017, Governor Bevin announced $1.3 million in recreation trail grants. The City of Mayfield was one of the recipients, receiving $49,766 for the Kess Creek Walking Trail. The money will go to extend the Trail and provide lighting.

The Governor also awarded land and water conservation grants to two Purchase area projects. Graves County Fiscal Court will receive $22,500 to improve the Mayfield-Graves County Baseball Park. Benton will get $75,000 for the City of Benton Pool House.

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PADD Report: 1641 seniors receive food in January 2017
PADD Report: 1641 seniors receive food in January 2017

According to Feeding America, "In 2015: 42.2 million Americans lived in food insecure households, including 29.1 million adults and 13.1 million children...

During January, the PADD distributed 70,658 pounds of food to 2,708 households.

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