Louisville Approves Needle Exchange Program

Apr 24, 2015

Kentucky's largest city has approved a needle exchange program in an effort to combat the state's heroin epidemic.


The director of White House Office of National Drug Control Policy traveled to Northern Kentucky this week for a roundtable discussion on heroin. And the meeting highlighted shortcomings in the state’s efforts to get addicts into treatment.

Josh James / WUKY

Attorney General Jack Conway has nothing but positive reviews for the heroin bill recently signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear. The Democratic gubernatorial candidate was on hand Thursday at the University of Kentucky to deliver kits designed to put a stop to overdoses.

Josh James / WUKY

The final hours of the 2015 General Assembly saw passage of several measures billed as signature pieces of legislation, including a last minute compromise to shore up the state’s ailing Road Fund, but the session did not conclude at its usual hour.

Associated Press

Gov. Steve Beshear has some tough words for the General Assembly as they scramble to address the state’s heroin epidemic and dwindling gas tax revenues in the final hours of the 2015 session.

LRC Public Information

It’s crunch time in Frankfort as lawmakers prepare for the final scheduled work of the 2015 legislative session. Monday, neither chamber acted on major legislation, choosing instead to send high profile bills on the gas tax, teacher pension fixes, and heroin back to conference committee.

No Agreement Yet On Heroin Bill

Mar 19, 2015
Josh James / WUKY

House and Senate negotiators met for about two hours Thursday but didn't reach agreement on a bill that would battle the state's growing heroin problem.

LRC Public Information

The 2015 General Assembly may be on hiatus, but lawmakers still have plenty of homework to finish before returning to their respective chambers later this month.

Josh James / WUKY

The final business day of the 2015 session before the 10-day recess brought a flurry of activity to the Kentucky Capitol Wednesday, but several key pieces of legislation will have to wait until the chambers reconvene later this month.

Josh James / WUKY

Differences remain between the House and Senate over their respective heroin bills, but committees are working to reach a consensus.