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A hemp company that plans to put their CBD products on the shelves of major retailers like Walmart and CVS celebrated the opening of their new facility in west Kentucky on Friday.

California-based company Vertical repurposed a 90,000 square-foot facility in Trigg County to be their base of operations for manufacturing CBD oil using hemp from local farmers.

A $9.5 million dollar federal grant project in west Kentucky aims to better prepare students to enter the workforce in computer science and other STEM-related fields.

Todd Warren is the Director for Innovations in Education at the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative. He said in a press conference in Murray the project called ‘West Kentucky GEAR UP’ supports 20 schools across nine counties.