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DPH urges people to test homes to protect their health

As part of National Radon Action Month, the Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services urges Kentuckians to learn more about the potential health effects of radon exposure and how to check your home for this potentially dangerous gas.

Health department to offer free Narcan kits

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is going to start offering free Narcan kits as part of its needle-exchange program, according to the health department.

Frankfort PD Ask for Donations to Make “We Care Kits”

The Frankfort Police Department posted on Facebook that they are creating a “We Care Kit” program that will provide assistance to the homeless, victims of domestic violence, and other individuals in need living in the community.

School districts to decide whether to accept heroin antidote

A heroin antidote could be coming to private and public high schools in Kentucky this fall.
DNA Evidence

More than 3,000 rape kits go untested in Kentucky

A new report from the state auditor says more than 3,000 rape kits across Kentucky have never been tested, with some languishing in evidence lockers for more than 40 years.
grant money grants

KSP Receives $1.9 Million To Test Backlogged Rape Kits

Kentucky State Police Forensic Laboratories have received a 1.9 million dollar grant from the District Attorney of New York County for DNA testing on un-analyzed sexual assault kits in Kentucky.
Naloxone

Overdose reversal kits being supplied to more Ky. hospitals

A northern Kentucky hospital system on the front lines of treating heroin overdoses will be supplied with naloxone kits to send home with overdose patients. An emergency nurse manager says the overdose reversal kits will save lives.

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