Kentucky has already seen the destructive power of nature as storms and tornadoes have hit several communities across the Commonwealth this spring. There have been lives lost, whole communities devastated and families uprooted from their homes.
Industrial hemp hasn't been legal to grow in the United States for decades.
Not that people haven't wanted to grow it, but right or wrong, hemp has been lumped in with its botanical cousin, marijuana, for a long time.
In one key way, legislative sessions are a lot like March Madness: The intensity picks up as the number of days winds down. That makes this week, then, the General Assembly's version of the Final Four.
It was widely reported recently that companies that process ground beef for retail grocery stores add pink slime.
Pink slime is basically beef trimmings that have been sprayed with ammonia to kill the e. coli and salmonella germs in the trimmings.
ABC TV News showed people all upset because they weren't aware of what was being added to the meat.
I really don't have a problem with these added beef trimmings. I've probably eaten it for years and thus far, I'm feeling just fine.