Looking to reap the benefits from federal action to legalize hemp, a hemp processor says it will expand operations in Kentucky by building a $40 million facility in an area where it hopes to cultivate ties with farmers growing the crop.
The expanded Marikka’s, a Lexington beer garden on Southland Drive, opened to fanfare in February. Now the owner of the property is being sued for non-payment of more than $250,000 in construction costs.
HopCat in Louisville and downtown Lexington will change the name of its signature ‘crack’ fries after 11 years because the word also describes an addictive drug. The regional company also said it did not want to make light of the drug or addiction.
As the Dec. 15 deadline to enroll in health insurance via the federal marketplace approaches, officials are encouraging people who signed up in previous years to reenroll, or to sign up for the first time before the deadline.