Monday, May 20 2013 12:41 AM EDT2013-05-20 04:41:21 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The scene is always the same. After every University of Kentucky basketball home game, the coach walks across the Rupp Arena court, puts on his headset and starts talking withMore >>
Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari will do things a bit differently with his young but talented Wildcats team this season.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:20:39 GMT
Louisville, Ky. (WDRB News) -- Police are on the scene of a deadly accident on Interstate 64 near the Watterson Expressway. Official say the accident happened around 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Police sayMore >>
A deadly day on Louisville roads - as emergency crews respond to two fatal accidents.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:39:12 GMT
NEEDMORE, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana conservation officers have recovered the body of a woman from a water-filled southern Indiana quarry. Officers say the body of 37-year-old Jamie Fleenor was recovered aboutMore >>
The body of 37-year-old Jamie Fleenor was recovered about 5:30 a.m. Sunday after The Lawrence County Sheriff's Department received a report that a female had fallen into a quarry.More >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:17 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:17:30 GMT
Inspiration and motivation gives people the determination to do some pretty incredible things yet the feat bringing Stuart Perry and Jonathan Ramser together could be a testament to faith and fate. PerryMore >>
Stuart Perry lives a double life. Youth Minister Sunday morning, professional wrestler Saturday nightMore >>
Sunday, May 19 2013 11:04 PM EDT2013-05-20 03:04:43 GMT
Louisville, Ky. (WDRB News) - A memorial for a man murdered on Oaks Day erupts into anger. Friends and family of 26-year-old Quintez Thompson said prayers, sang songs and released balloons, outside Dino'sMore >>
26-year-old Quintez Thompson was shot to death outside Dino's food mart on Broadway.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:04 AM EDT2013-05-20 10:04:48 GMT
Louisville, KY (WDRB News) -- One of the world's most popular religious leaders brought his message of tolerance and peace to the Yum! Center. The 14th Dalai Lama wrapped up his first of three days inMore >>
The Dalai Lama came to Louisville with a message of compassion and tolerance.More >>
Follow the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
Tweets from the WDRB Newsroom, Reporters and Anchors.More >>
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WDRB/AP) -- Kentucky's Senate Agriculture Committee has approved legislation that would license hemp growers if a federal ban is lifted on the crop.
The unanimous vote came after committee members heard from both sides on this controversial issue.
The committee reviewed the measure today, in a packed meeting. The committee's chairman, Paul Hornback, is the bill's lead sponsor. His proposal would require hemp growers to undergo criminal background checks and give GPS coordinates for their fields.
The bill would also set the rules that the state's agriculture department would use to regulate industrial hemp production in the state if and when the federal government lifts its ban on the crop.
State Agriculture Commissioner James Comer has championed efforts to re-establish hemp in Kentucky. He says it would give farmers another crop to grow and would create manufacturing jobs to turn hemp into products.
Two people who don't normally agree politically are supporting the bill -- Republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and Democratic Third District Congressman John Yarmuth.
Paul said, "It is a crop that is legal everywhere else in the world except for the United States."
Yarmuth added, "I am convinced that industrialized hemp represents an enormous economic future for anyone who is willing to take advantage of it."
Hemp production is banned in the U.S. because the plant is related to marijuana. Hemp has a negligible content of the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana users a high.
The bill now has to go to the full Senate and, if approved there, the House.