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Fayette County Board of Education votes to be part of opioid lawsuit

The Fayette County Board of Education voted unanimously Monday to join other school districts across the nation in a lawsuit to recoup damages from the opioid epidemic.

Bill aimed at reducing youth vaping would ban e-cig flavors

Another bill aimed toward ending youth vaping has been filed ahead of the start of the legislative session.

Unsealed court records reveal marketing scheme in that helped fuel the state’s opioid epidemic

Court documents that reveal data on how one opioid maker allegedly fueled the state’s opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its powerful opioid drugs to doctors.

Data details pharmaceutical company’s role in contributing to the opioid epidemic

Judge has agreed to unseal court documents that reveal data on how one opioid maker accounted for the majority of opioids.

Lexington coming together to slow down the opioid epidemic

The Lexington community is coming together to slow down the opioid epidemic.

Coroner says he needs more employees to help deal with all the overdose deaths

How bad is Kentucky's overdose problem? So bad, the Fayette County coroner wants another deputy coroner hired just to handle the problem.

Lexington mayor holds first meeting for Opioid Advisory Council

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray held the first meeting for the new Opioid Advisory Council Thursday afternoon.

Kentucky seeks relief as autopsy requests surge

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky officials have partnered with the state's two largest universities to handle the increasing number of autopsy requests because of...

Lexington-Fayette Health Dept. expanding needle exchange

The drug epidemic is having such a big impact on Kentucky, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has expanded its needle exchange to a second day a week.

Ky. advocates ask Trump official for more opioid resources

The country's acting health chief was asked to spend more money to fight the Opioid epidemic during a stop in Lexington Friday.

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.

States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment

Attorneys general ask the insurance industry to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

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.

Program to help disposal of excess prescription painkillers

Kentucky's attorney general has announced a program to make it easier for people to dispose of their leftover prescription painkillers.

Ending stigma over heroin abuse

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Stop Heroin Lexington walked through Thoroughbred Park to end stigma over heroin abuse. Event organizer Tanya Meeks says the drug...

AG Beshear to sue drug companies for role in opioid epidemic

With a record number of Kentuckians dying from opioid overdoses, state leaders have set their sights on pharmaceutical companies they say knowingly contributed to the drug epidemic.

GOP’s health care rollback collides with the opioid epidemic

The Republican campaign to roll back former President Barack Obama's heath care law is colliding with the opioid epidemic.

New resource to help fight heroin, opioid epidemic

A Kentucky community has a new resource to help fight the heroin and opioid epidemic.

Nicholasville officer sent to hospital after drug encounter

It is a frightening reminder of the dangers of opioids. A Nicholasville police officer had to spend hours in the hospital this weekend after coming into contact with drugs so toxic even a small dose can be lethal.

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FCPS not raising property tax rates

For the third time in five years Fayette County Public Schools is not raising property tax rates.
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Fourth time in 3 days old water park set on fire in Perry County

It happened at Fugate's Water Park off Highway 15, right outside Hazard.
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Caravan protest outside Sen. Mitch McConnell’s Lexington office

It was part of a national effort led by Poor People's Campaign with protests at every Kentucky office and a protest in Washington D.C.

“False Positives” spray painted on the side of a Walgreens’ COVID testing site

A coronavirus testing site in Lexington has been hit with graffiti.