Benson stepping down as EKU president

By WKYT News Staff | RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) – Dr. Michael Benson is stepping down as the president of Eastern Kentucky University. In a letter sent to employees, Benson said he’s planning to use the next year to research and write his Gilman manuscript, which is under contract with Johns Hopkins University Press. “In the near future,…

Kentucky Sees Positives In Hemp Industry, Despite Confusing Federal Rules

BY JOE RAGUSA KENTUCKY LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky agriculture leaders hope more farmers jump into the hemp industry, despite lingering concerns about confusing federal regulations. Angela Wartes-Kahl of Fiber Evolution, LLC went to the Kentucky Hemp Summit Wednesday all the way from Oregon to learn about the burgeoning industry. “It’s the most exciting time, I think, for agriculture…