Panel Discussion on Drug-Related Issues
A Town Hall panel discussion on community drug-related issues will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the London Community Center, 529 South Main Street, in Laurel County. Panelists include: Mayor Troy Rudder, County Judge-Executive David Westerfield, Commonwealth Attorney Jackie Steele, Sheriff John Root, Laurel County Chamber Executive Director Deanna Hermann, London Police Chief Stewart Walker, London Police Detective Sergeant Chris Edwards, and UNITE Coalition Coordinator Carl Varney.
Laurel County has three weekly Lifeline groups: a Drug and Alcohol Recovery group and two Concerned Persons groups. There are two weekly Celebrate Recovery programs, one at Hawk Creek Baptist Church and one at Crossroads Baptist Church.
Laurel County News
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