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West Virginia plan: Companies pay $1.25B to end opioid suits

Communities in West Virginia say they would end most of their lawsuits filed as a result of the opioid crisis.

Fund to help Ohio child agencies battered by opioid crisis  

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says it's investing nearly $1 million to help children services battered by the opioid epidemic.

Purdue Pharma proposes $200M for opioid crisis

The offer gives a judge another element to consider as he decides whether to allow suits to move ahead against members of the Sackler family.

AP Exclusive: Colleges got $60M-plus from OxyContin family

At least nine schools accepted gifts before recent lawsuits blaming Purdue Pharma for its role in the opioid crisis.

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Clay County Thursday

This is the third time the Vice President has been in Kentucky this year.

Two Versailles teens invent a solution to accidental drug overdoses

Two recent high school graduates have a patent pending for their new overdose safety product.

Trump’s campaign agenda found in his new budget proposal

Frustrated by a divided Congress and rifts within his own party, President Donald Trump is giving little indication in his latest budget proposal of any new policy ambitions for the coming two, or six, years.

DV8 teaching others how to serve second chances

This week, a Lexington bakery is hosting a group of 14 people from across the country who want to learn to do what it does.

City, Baptist Health Lexington host screening of film on opioid crisis

Linda Gorton and Baptist Health Lexington will co-host a presentation of “Beautiful Boy,” a film that explores the limits of treatment and family love in confronting the power of addiction. It is based on a true story.

Jeff Session cancels Louisville visit

Sessions was expected to discuss efforts to combat the opioid crisis in the state.

Foundation in Lexington to get grant to combat opioid crisis

The Lexington Leadership Foundation was awarded one of seven national awards by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Eastern Kentucky to receive more than $3.7 million to combat opioid crisis

The Department of Justice announced it is awarding almost $320 million to combat the opioid crisis in America.

Kentucky jail to get program for opioid-addicted inmates

Officials say opioid-addicted inmates at a Kentucky jail will soon have access to a medical treatment and comprehensive therapy program in partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Walgreens sued for ‘dual role’ in state’s opioid epidemic

The lawsuit, filed in Boone Circuit Court, alleges unfair, misleading and deceptive business practices by Walgreens for excessively distributing and dispensing opioids in Kentucky

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.

Lawyers say condemned killer early victim of opioid epidemic

Attorneys trying to stop the execution of a condemned Ohio killer in less than three weeks are drawing parallels between the state's opioid crisis and their client's drug abuse.

Beshear sues pharmaceutical distributor for ‘flooding’ Kentucky with opioids

AG Andy Beshear filed suit Monday, against a national opioid distributor for allegedly, directly contributing to the state's drug epidemic.

Kentucky Justice Secretary traveling to Washington to talk about opioid crisis

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley scheduled to speak to the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on opioid crisis.

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