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Lawmakers told telehealth proves valuable to drug treatment effort

Pandemic has shown value, importance of telehealth.

NKU, counties launch program as overdose rates double

Program for Carroll and Own counties.

Treatment programs get $6 million for addiction fight

Funding will expand treatment, housing.

Appalachian Regional Healthcare honored nationally for opioid, sepsis work

Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) says five of its medical centers and hospitals have been honored nationally for improving outcomes for septic patients and for addressing the opioid epidemic, partially through safer prescription practices.

Judge postpones lawsuit over opioid prescriptions

A West Virginia judge is postponing a lawsuit against pharmacies and doctors accused of over prescribing pain medication.

Opioid maker to pay $1.6 billion to settle all lawsuits

Mallinckrodt says it is settling all the lawsuits against it as it files for bankruptcy protection.  

Lexington man sentenced to 5-years for trafficking drugs

Investigators say Aaron Evans was distributing acetylfentanyl in large quantities to Montgomery County and surrounding areas.

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

Monday, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston federal court.

New center opens in Clay County to combat opioid epidemic

The facility in Clay County will provide residential services to mothers and their children as they work toward long-term recovery from substance abuse.

Daniel Cameron focusing on fighting opioid epidemic

Cameron said there is so much work to be done to fight this epidemic.

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.

Kentucky hospitals suing opioid makers

A group of Kentucky hospitals is suing dozens of opioid makers and distributors saying the companies misrepresented the benefits and dangers of the painkiller.

Kentucky to get nearly $31.5 million to combat opioid abuse

Kentucky will receive a big infusion of federal funds to reinforce efforts to combat the state's addiction woes from the opioid epidemic.

Trump administration announcing nearly $2B in opioid grants

The Trump administration is awarding nearly $2 billion in grants to states and local governments to help fight the opioid crisis.

Court rules against Beshear in dispute over opioid suits

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has suffered a setback in defending his contract to add outside lawyers to his team that's suing manufacturers and distributors of opioid painkillers.

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.

Federal money on the way to fight opioid epidemic in rural Kentucky

A total of $6.6 million from the federal government is on its way to Kentucky to be used to fight the opioid epidemic in rural parts of the state.

WATCH LIVE: Vice President in Clay Co. addressing opioid crisis

Vice President Mike Pence is visiting the EKU saterllite campus in Manchester.

Physical therapists are recommending “PT over Pills”

More than 1,000 Kentuckians died from opioids in 2017.

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Mercer County delays in-person classes, online begins Sept. 3

Superintendent Dennis Davis had to cast the tie-breaking vote after the four-member board was split 2-2, according to The Harrodsburg Herald.

Madison County pushes back start of school; will begin virtually

The Madison County Board of Education reluctantly on Thursday night voted to push the start of school to September 2, and begin the school year with online learning only.  

Lexington woman questions her positive coronavirus test

A Lexington woman says she believes her rapid coronavirus test was a false positive.

Application deadline set for FCPS Virtual Learning Academy

FCPS students who want to commit to a full semester of online learning only, must apply by noon, Tuesday, August 18.