LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - Kentucky U.S. Senator Rand Paul applauds a local seed company for helping to grow more than turf.

Senator Paul visited Caudill Seed in Louisville. It has given people who've run into trouble with the law or addiction a second chance.

A new law took effect in Kentucky in July giving non-violent offenders a chance at a clean record if they stay out of trouble for five years.

Caudill Seed says it's been hiring workers from programs like "The Healing Place" and "Dismas" for years.

"This is a good news story of people who were having trouble with their lives, who are part of the citizenry now -- working hard and getting ahead, and we need those examples of people trying to make decisions of which way their life will go to see people who turned their lives around is a great example," said Sen. Paul.

Sen. Paul is working on similar legislation to reform the criminal justice system at the federal level.

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