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About half of Kentucky adults favor programs that allow people who use intravenous drugs to exchange used needles for sterile ones, while about 40 percent oppose such programs.
It has been three years since the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has opened their needle-exchange program.
A needle exchange program for Barren County was approved Tuesday.
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.
The Greenup County Health Department is set to launch a needle exchange program aimed at stopping the spread of diseases through dirty needles.
Health officials in Boyle County are moving forward with a proposed needle exchange program.
The Bowling Green City Commission has approved a needle exchange program aimed at fighting the spread of disease.
Campbell County's government has voted in support of creating a needle exchange to grant heroin users access to clean syringes.
Lexington’s successful needle-exchange program will soon be adding another service: on-site referrals to rehabilitation programs.
A needle exchange program in Covington has moved another step closer to reality.
The city of Covington has taken a step toward supporting its own needle exchange program.
The Boyd County Fiscal Court has passed a resolution to approve a needle exchange program for one year.
Kentucky lawmakers have delved back into the contentious issue of needle-exchange programs created as a result of a 2015 law combating the state's heroin-addiction problems.
Louisville's needle-exchange program is expanding to another site where people can swap dirty needles for clean ones.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway's office says local health departments may provide syringes in needle exchange programs even if participants don't turn in old needles.
Health officials in Louisville say 57 intravenous drug users visited the city's needle exchange program during its first week of operation.
Louisville is poised to become Kentucky's first city to offer a needle-exchange program to combat heroin addiction.
STATES FEAR NEEDLES
Lexington health officials have unveiled a preliminary plan for a needle-exchange program to be launched in the city.
Taxpayers will spend money to keep heroin dealers in prison longer and to give addicts a steady supply of clean needles under a bill that has passed the state legislature designed to curb Kentucky's alarming increase of overdose deaths.