Heroin Task Force

A bill aimed at curbing the rise of heroin use in the state sailed through the Senate Thursday. 

Lexington Assembles Task Force To Deal With Heroin

Jul 12, 2013

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- There have been 28 heroin overdoses in Lexington so far this year - six more than all of 2012 and more than five times the number two years ago.  Those figures have prompted officials in Lexington to form a task force to deal with a spike in heroin overdoses in the city.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the task force has implemented several initiatives to stem the problem. The programs focus on public education as well as training for law enforcement and emergency workers dealing with overdoses.