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Liberty Place Holiday Luncheon 10-18

As heroin use in the region rises, more and more families are faced with loved ones struggling with addiction. Gwen Holder and Phyllis Fuchs, with Liberty Place, tell ABC 36's Matt Groves about a luncheon for people wrestling with substance abuse on November 5th at First Christian Church in Richmond.

Lawmakers announce plans to address fentanyl, carfentanil

In the wake of a rash of drug overdoses and deaths in the state, Attorney General Andy Beshear, House lawmakers, and local law enforcement officials announced plans on Friday to strengthen Kentucky's laws in the fight against a spike in more powerful drugs emerging in Kentucky.

Community forum on addiction & recovery to be held Tuesday in Rowan Co.

Counseling group A Center 4 Change will host a community forum to address recovery and treatment of addiction on October 4th in Morehead.

U.S. Attorney General speaks to students in Madison County

Students in Madison County got a unique experience Tuesday morning and a reality check about the country's current heroin epidemic.

AG Loretta Lynch talks heroin abuse at Kentucky high school

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch visited a Kentucky high school in a region hard-hit by drug addiction as part of an administration effort to draw attention to rising rates of painkiller and heroin abuse.

Bowling Green commission approves needle exchange program

The Bowling Green City Commission has approved a needle exchange program aimed at fighting the spread of disease.

Kentucky to get $1.8 million in federal funds for addiction

The federal government is giving $1.8 million to five health centers in Kentucky to combat the state's growing and deadly opioid epidemic.

Website lets Kentucky drug addicts find treatment help

A new online tool can help Kentucky drug addicts find treatment.

Drug abuse bill raises hopes for election-year achievement

There's a glimmer of hope that a bill aimed at fighting heroin and opioid addiction will let Congress claim an achievement this election year, despite the likelihood that lawmakers will gridlock over most other issues.

Governor, First Lady launch ‘Reworking Kentucky’

Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear have launched “Reworking Kentucky,” a new component of the chronic substance abuse and addiction program "Recovery Kentucky."

Ball Homes Night of Hope Fundraiser

Thursday was the Ball Homes Night of Hope, the largest fundraiser for Lexington's Hope Center.

AG Conway, others, urge passage of Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act

Attorneys general from 37 states, including Kentucky, sent a letter to the Committee on the Judiciary for the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives urging passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015.

Kentucky receiving federal support to combat drug abuse

Kentucky will receive nearly $4 million in federal funds to combat prescription drug and heroin abuse.

Overcoming Addiction

Heroin use in Kentucky has been called an epidemic.

Celebrating Hope

Chris Herren, a high school basketball legend, achieved his lifelong dream of playing for the Boston Celtics only to lose it all to alcohol and drug addiction. He shared his story at the Hope Center's Night of Hope.

Madison Co. Jail Takes Steps To Help Drug-Addicted Inmates, Save Money

Madison County Detention Center is consistently overcrowded, but the jailer hired a nurse to help combat costs from another area: heroin addiction.

Addicts Struggle With Heroin As Officials Notice Trend

Lexington police said heroin is a growing trend, and Madison County officials are starting to see it. While they try to deal with the problem, addicts struggle with it.

Lexington Agencies Join Forces To Battle Heroin Abuse

Police say the heroin sold today is more pure and more lethal than it was in the 60's and 70's

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Shots fired into truck with child inside, search on for shooter and vehicles

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is looking for suspects in two cars after shots were fired along I-64.

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

He wants the District to have everything in place and the Health Department on board before moving forward.

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.