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City gets $2 million to fund opioid battle

Lexington has funds for additional weapons to use in the war on opioid abuse thanks to a $2 million federal grant.

Kentucky police program offers addiction treatment options

A police program in Kentucky allows community members struggling with addiction to seek help without facing reprisals.

UK grad student shares recovery journey, offers hope to others

A UK grad student, recovering from opioid addiction, helped found a non-profit, Voices of Hope, to assist others on their journey in recovery.

Doctor receives grant, supplies county with overdose-reversing drug

Recently, Dr. John McDaniel was given nearly $70,000 worth of Narcan nasal spray to help fight the local opioid crisis.

U.S. Attorney General talks opioids in Lexington

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions paid a visit to Lexington Thursday to talk about opioids, in a state where it's a killer of a problem.

Ribbon cut on Lexington recovery center expansion

An expansion to a Lexington shelter is giving 30 more women a place to sleep.

Kentucky to launch help line for opioid addiction

Kentucky is spending $500,000 to create a phone number people can call to get help with opioid addiction.

Lawmakers, advocates host “Rally for Recovery”

Leaders in the fight against drug addiction, rallied in the state capitol today to bring awareness to the issue.

Kentucky gets $10M grant to focus on drug addiction help

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been awarded a $10 million federal grant to help with the state's drug addiction epidemic.

Rally4Recovery celebrates addiction-free life

Hundreds gather in Winchester to celebrate overcoming various addictions.

Lawmakers told opioid crisis ‘a public health catastrophe’

Kentucky's opioid addiction crisis was the focus of a daylong meeting by state lawmakers.

Georgetown PD launches “Operation Hope”

Police in Georgetown have launched a new program to help those struggling with drug addition find treatment rather than be arrested.

AG Beshear launches Opioid Disposal Program

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the launch of a new program that will allow Kentuckians to safely dispose of opioid medications without having to leave their home.

Lawsuit challenges Kentucky’s medical marijuana ban

Kentucky's criminal ban on medical marijuana is being challenged in a lawsuit that says its use could help combat the state's opioid addiction woes.

HEROIN: A parent’s loss

Walt and Debbie Rains lost their son Zac to a drug addiction.

POLL: 20% of people in Lexington know someone addicted to heroin

One in five people around Lexington know someone with a heroin addiction and use of the drug continues to increase.

Church looks to fight addiction with new program

A Georgetown church is trying to find innovative new ways to end Kentucky's opioid epidemic.

House panel advances bill to combat drug addiction

A House committee has advanced a bill to combat Kentucky's drug-addiction problems by taking aim at drug dealers and the overprescribing of painkillers.

Addiction Recovery Center for Pregnant Women Open in Louisa

A center that provides drug and alcohol treatment for pregnant women is open in Louisa.

Beall Recovery Center – 12-2

Shane Beall & Michael Pikett with Beall Recovery Center talk to Katie and Hal about how they're helping people overcome drug abuse and addiction. For...

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Scott County Schools working to implement ‘test to stay’ plan

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Accused shoplifters lead officers on foot chase in Lexington

Two men were charged in the shoplifting case along with a woman who had unrelated outstanding warrants, according to Lexington Police.

KEA applauds plaintiffs as Ky court hears challenge to private school vouchers

Law is unaccountable to the public, which makes it unconstitutional to the people, argues plaintiffs and public-school proponents.