FRANKFORT, KY (WAVE) - An impounded shipment of hemp seeds landed in the
hands of Kentucky Agriculture Department on Friday.
The 250-pound seed shipment from Italy spurred a legal fight after it was
stopped by U.S. customs officials in Louisville earlier in May.
The seeds will be divided into batches for spring planting as part of
research projects throughout the state. Six universities are helping with
The seeds were sprung from confinement after federal drug officials
approved a permit, ending the standoff.
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In Jackson County, twenty-three roads were closed by Saturday afternoon, including parts of US 250, 256 and 258.
Rising floodwaters all across WAVE Country are causing widespread problems. Others are finding creative ways to document what is projected to be a historic weather event in Louisville.
As of Thursday night, the Ohio River was in minor flood stage. It is forecast to crest in moderate flood stage.
The American Red Cross has opened eight shelters for those displaced by flooding and severe weather in WAVE Country.
Flood Watches and Warnings remain in effect throughout the weekend across WAVE Country.