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AP

Lexington health officials are reporting progress in crafting a proposal for the city’s new needle exchange program, which could come before the Urban County Council by August. But the process isn’t as easy as implementing a simple policy change.

Josh James / WUKY

White House National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli is applauding the creation of a new task force devoted to studying the growing drug problem in Kentucky’s Sixth District. The drug czar attended a roundtable discussion with regional leaders Thursday in Lexington.

Louisville Approves Needle Exchange Program

Apr 24, 2015
AP

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

WhiteHouse.gov

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.

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