hemp Board Approves Tobacco Settlement Funds For Hemp Project By Associated Press • Jul 2, 2015 Josh James / WUKY The state board that manages the tobacco settlement funds has approved $500,000 in grants and loans to a Winchester company that plans to process hemp seed grown in Kentucky. Further Down The Field: Kentucky Hemp Projects Enter Second Year By Josh James • May 14, 2015 Josh James / WUKY It’s hemp planting season again and University of Kentucky agronomists hope the state’s second crop of research will yield far more data than the first. Ky. Hemp Projects Attracting New Investors By Josh James • May 5, 2015 Josh James Hemp is back – that was the message echoed by a slew of farmers and producers at a Tuesday event highlighting the crop’s progress in Kentucky. McConnell Legislation Aims To Avoid Another Hemp Standoff By Josh James • Jun 5, 2014 Josh James / WUKY Senator Mitch McConnell is working to pass an amendment aimed at preventing another standoff over hemp seeds. McConnell, Comer Pressure DEA To Release Hemp Seeds By Josh James • May 15, 2014 The Drug Enforcement Administration is under mounting pressure to release the 250 pounds of hemp seed intended for pilot projects in the state. Hemp Coming To Kentucky In May By Associated Press • Apr 29, 2014 Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer says the state's first hemp crop in decades will be planted next month. Comer: Expect Hemp Pilot Project Very Soon By Josh James • Jan 29, 2014 With congressional passage of the Farm Bill likely this week, hemp could come to Kentucky as early as this year. Farm Bill Could Give Kentucky The Go Ahead On Hemp By Associated Press & Josh James • Jan 28, 2014 Hemp production may be on the verge of a comeback in Kentucky, where the non-potent cousin of marijuana once thrived. Hemp Commission Convenes, Has Legislative Goals By Brenna Angel • Nov 14, 2012 FRANKFORT, Ky. - A state commission created by the Kentucky General Assembly held its first meeting in Frankfort Wednesday after years of inactivity.