Farmer Recruitment in Play in Kentucky

by STU JOHNSON (KPR) –  Efforts are underway to boost farming operations in Kentucky. A Beginning Farmer Summit held the end of last week in Louisville attracted more than 100 people. Madison County Extension Agent in Agriculture Brandon Sears says farming is not always a passed on family tradition. “We have seen a big interest in…

Republican observers urge new House supermajority to exercise patience while Democrats say party needs to rethink strategy, message

By Kevin Wheatley As Republicans retake control of the state’s House of Representatives for the first time since 1921, GOPoperatives say their party’s representatives in the lower chamber should proceed with some caution to protect their unanticipated supermajority. For Kentucky Democrats, it’s time to regroup after the combination of a heavy anti-Hillary Clinton wave and big money…

Prospect Oks $100K to fight affordable housing

by Martha Elson , @MarthaElson_cj – Prospect city leaders have agreed to spend up to $100,000 in legal fees to fight a proposed 198-unit, affordable-living apartment complex for seniors called Prospect Cove off River Road, just outside the city limits. It would be “way out of character” and add to heavy traffic in the area, Prospect Mayor John Evans said.…

Kentucky Mist Moonshine gets its trademarks

BY CHERYL TRUMAN, ctruman@herald-leader.com – Kentucky Mist Moonshine has finally been able to register trademarks with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The small Whitesburg company had been engaged in battle with the University of Kentucky over its attempt to register in a trademark category that includes hats, hooded sweatshirts, jackets, pants, shirts, shoes and socks.…