Local government and nonprofit agency officials in 72 Kentucky counties can apply for federal grant money to help recover from lingering impacts of natural disasters. The majority of counties, many affected by flooding, are located in southeast and far western Kentucky.
The news late last week, first reported by the New York Times, that Triple Crown winner Justify tested positive for a banned substance prior to the 2018 Kentucky Derby, got the attention of those in and out of the racing industry. It came following reports earlier this year of an unusually high number of racing related horse deaths at Santa Anita Park.
Chemical weapon disposal at the Blue Grass Army Depot is well into its second month at the Madison County installation. The person overseeing operations said a crawl, walk, run approach is being used when it comes to demilitarization.
Come next year, Kentucky lawmakers will be asked to enact an excise tax on electronic cigarettes. The proposal calls for a tax on vaping products and e-cigs at the same level as traditional cigarettes.
Kentucky state agriculture officials are working to get the word out about new tagging requirements for cattle. The official change is a few years off, but some steps can be taken as soon as the end of this year.