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Donations to assist with flood relief efforts

Donations to assist with flood relief efforts

Photo of Beattyville by Donnie Benton, via WYMT-TV As hundreds of families remain displaced and impacted by flooding in southern and eastern Kentucky, Operation UNITE has created a simple and reliable way for individuals to be a part of flood relief...

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KSP restarts Angel Initiative

KSP restarts Angel Initiative

FRANKFORT – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) Angel Initiative is a proactive program designed to help people battle addiction. The program, available at all 16 KSP post locations, temporarily paused in April while the agency developed safety protocols in response to...

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Time for Kentucky to create ‘Recovery Ready’ communities

Time for Kentucky to create ‘Recovery Ready’ communities

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, substance use in Kentucky has been on the rise, exacerbating an already serious addiction crisis that has taken thousands of lives and impacted many more. In response, Rep. Adam Bowling has pre-filed legislation to...

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Stacy Usher receives Governor’s Service Award

Stacy Usher receives Governor’s Service Award

Stacy Usher, project director for the Wolfe County Drug-Free Communities and member of the Wolfe Countians Against Drugs UNITE Coalition, was recognized for her volunteer and service contributions at the 25th Annual Governor’s Service Awards presented virtually...

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma to plead to 3 criminal charges

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and GEOFF MULVIHILLAssociated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Purdue Pharma, the company that makes OxyContin, the powerful prescription painkiller that experts say helped touch off an opioid epidemic, will plead guilty to three federal criminal charges as...

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Federal grant to support VOA treatment facility in Clay County

LOUISVILLE, KY – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced July 16 that Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) received a $2.6 million competitive federal grant spread over five years from the U.S. Department...

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