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Beshear: Drug Epidemic Should be Top Legislative Issue

Kentucky's top law enforcement officer says the most pressing issue for the new Republican state legislature should be fighting the emerging threat of synthetic drug abuse instead of rescuing a failing public pension system.

Drug Abuse, Scant State Resources, Hurting Child Safety

An outside panel says Kentucky's social service system is "grossly underfunded" as the state's child protection system struggles with the large number of children whose parents are abusing drugs.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Makes First Narcan Save

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a deputy saved a man's life on Wednesday with the office's first use of the overdose reversing drug Narcan.

Eastern Kentucky doctor drops appeal in drug case

An eastern Kentucky doctor has dropped an appeal of his sentence in a federal drug case.

4 arrested after baby found in car with pills within reach

A child found in a car with pills within its reach was handed over to relatives after deputies arrested the infant’s mother and father on wanton endangerment and public intoxication charges.

2 West Virginia pharmacists to face charges in Kentucky

Two West Virginia pharmacists are set to be tried in federal court later this month after they were accused of being part of an online drug dispensing scheme.

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.

Murray man arrested on gun, drug charges

Kentucky State Police say a convicted felon, arrested after being found with numerous guns, is now facing drug trafficking charges as well.

Drug investigation in Florence nets meth worth nearly $50K

A drug investigation conducted by Florence police and the Cincinnati office of the DEA resulted in the arrest of 2 men and the seizure of over a pound of methamphetamine.

Rowan County meeting focuses on heroin crisis

Morehead is trying to come to grips with its heroin problem.

FBI reaching out to high schools to combat drug problem

The FBI is reaching out to high school students in Kentucky as part of the strategy to combat the state's illegal drug scourge.

Deputies: Man found passed out in car with marijuana, suspected meth

Deputies checking out a tip on drug activity found their suspect passed out in the driver's seat of a Ford Taurus, according to the Bell County Sheriff.

Preliminary report: 12 drug deaths during holiday period

Public health officials say at least 12 drug overdose deaths occurred in Kentucky during the Labor Day weekend amid reports of more potent shipments of heroin circulating in the state.

2 arrested after drugs found in Laurel Co.

The Laurel County Sheriff says two women are in jail after being found with syringes and methamphetamine.

Prosecutors cracking down on drug dealers

An effort to crack down on drug dealers in Kentucky seems to be working according to law enforcement.

Kroger to dispense Naloxone without a prescription

On Monday, the Kroger Co. announced that naloxone, used in reversing opioid overdoses, will not be available without a prescription at its 81 pharmacies in Kentucky.

Hazard PD: DUI, drug charges for driver who hit KYTC truck

A woman has been charged with multiple traffic and drug charges after being injured in an accident on Dawahare Drive.

Bell Co. drug round-up nets 14 arrests

Kentucky State Police say 14 people have been arrested as the result of a drug round-up in Bell Co.

Repeat drug offender, parole violator arrested in Danville

The Boyle Co. Sheriff says a fugitive with outstanding warrants was arrested outside of the Danville Walmart on Wednesday.

Laurel sheriff: Suspects had drugs and children in motel room

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says three people were found in a motel with drugs. And it says two children were inside the room.

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