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HICKMAN COUNTY, KY- The court battle over a failed Carlisle County hemp plant wages on. Tuesday, representatives from Kings Royal Biotech—a hemp company from California—and local investors were in court over the failed project.

This time last year, there was a groundbreaking in Carlisle for a hemp processing plant along with promises to bring more than 100 jobs and elevate the local economy.

“There are so many farming jobs that are going to come off of these kind of things it really is going to explode our community,” Carlisle Judge Executive Greg Terry said at the time.

“We’re going to build it. We’re going to start from the bottom and work our way to the top. We’re going to make Kentucky great again and we’re going to make America great again,” Kings Royal Biotech CEO Keith Taylor said.

Parties that once worked together argued their side in cases involved in litigation Tuesday afternoon.

“He [referring to defendant] was very coy about who it was but can’t tell you because of privacy and you know whatever, and he didn’t say a single name,” Circuit Judge Tim Langford said in court.

One case involves a dispute over the sale of hemp seeds produced by last year’s crop. The other case is an effort by investors from Carlisle County to get their money back from the failed project. There’s still no hemp processing plant in Carlisle and no word if a processing plant will still come to the county.

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