State Senate en Industrial Hemp Bill Passes State Senate <p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The comeback of industrial hemp in Kentucky has gained ground with state Senate passage of a bill to regulate the crop if the current federal ban is lifted.</span></p><p></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">The bill cleared the Senate on a 31-6 vote Thursday.</span></p><p class="ap-story-p"><span class="entry-content">It now heads to the House, where its prospects are much less certain.</span></p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:10:37 +0000 Associated Press 27365 at Industrial Hemp Bill Passes State Senate GOP Maintains Majority In State Senate <p>LOUISVILLE, Ky. --&nbsp; Kentucky Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers has won re-election, putting him in line as a possible successor to David Williams as the Senate's next top leader.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Stivers, a Manchester Republican, easily defeated Democrat Ralph Hoskins in Tuesday's election in their eastern Kentucky district.</p><p>Stivers has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Williams as Senate president. Williams resigned from the Senate recently to become a circuit judge in southern Kentucky.</p> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 05:57:30 +0000 Associated Press 23105 at GOP Maintains Majority In State Senate