Rocky Adkins http://wkyufm.org en Adkins: Hemp Negotiations Have Broken Down in Last Days of Session http://wkyufm.org/post/adkins-hemp-negotiations-have-broken-down-last-days-session <p></p><p>Negotiations have broken down on a bill that would allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop, according to a state legislative leader.</p><p>House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins, D-Catlettsburg, had voiced optimism early Monday that a deal could be struck between House and Senate negotiators before the Legislature adjourns on Tuesday. However, by Monday night, he said he was disappointed by the lack of progress.</p><p>The hemp legislation has been hotly debated this year in Frankfort and was languishing in the House before Adkins stepped in with a proposal that seemed to revive it.</p><p>Hemp thrived as a crop in Kentucky generations ago but has been banned for decades by the federal government after it was classified as a controlled substance. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 14:18:25 +0000 Associated Press 28511 at http://wkyufm.org Adkins: Hemp Negotiations Have Broken Down in Last Days of Session Mike Haydon Remembered as Dedicated Kentucky Public Servant http://wkyufm.org/post/mike-haydon-remembered-dedicated-kentucky-public-servant <p>Gubernatorial chief of staff Mike Haydon was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated public servant and a genuine character during a memorial service at the Capitol. Haydon died Sunday from a pulmonary embolism at his home in Springfield. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 20:52:48 +0000 Associated Press 17503 at http://wkyufm.org