Smoot to head KACP

LEXINGTON – Operation UNITE President/CEO Dan Smoot will head the Kentucky Association of Chiefs of Police for the next year. Smoot was sworn in by 27th District Circuit Court Judge Thomas Jensen during the organization’s annual banquet on Wednesday, July 31. “It’s an...

Heroin moving into region

BEATTYVILLE – As new laws make it increasingly more difficult to obtain painkillers, drug users are beginning to turn toward heroin for their high. While northern Kentucky and major cities, such as Lexington, are struggling to get a handle on problems related to this...
Babies ‘collateral damage’ of drug abuse

Babies ‘collateral damage’ of drug abuse

LONDON – Every hour a baby is born dependent on drugs in the United States. Because that figure is based upon 2009 data – the latest available – officials believe the problem is actually much worse today. Caring for these infants and addressing ways to help mothers...
Medical symposia offered on Rx drug problem

Medical symposia offered on Rx drug problem

Symposia to educate medical providers about prescription drug abuse and diversion will be conducted at four locations across Kentucky this spring. These free “Kentucky Medical Communities UNITEd” forums – presented by the Appalachian Regional Commission, Kentucky...