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US lifts barriers to prescribing addiction treatment drug

Change draws praise from American Medical Association.

State will get $10.8 million in latest opioid epidemic settlement

AG announces $573 Million Multistate Settlement with McKinsey & Company for Role with Purdue Pharma

Recovery centers get $1.5 million in grants for opioid fight

Grants to provide $1.5 million over two years

Kentucky sees 22% jump in overdose deaths, pandemic cited

New numbers cover only first months of pandemic

Feds sue Walmart for alleged controlled substance violations

Feds claims pharmacies helped fuel the opioid crisis in America.

Eastern Kentucky groups get $5.5 million in federal grants

The competitive grants will enhance opioid recovery programs, workforce development, neonatal care and STEM education

Feds should change way opioid quotas are set, states say

Government should consider illegal diversions.

With more than 40 deaths a year, agency gets grant to fight opioid addictions

Grant helps fund new approaches as overdoses continue.

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.

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Father takes over baseball team for late son at Estill County High

Retired Estill County High School Baseball Coach Brian Crowe will take over the program again following the tragic death of his son, Blake.

Search on for missing Letcher County man

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of 27-year old Corey Neace should contact the Letcher County Sheriff's Office.

Police: Man admits to shooting and killing woman in Winchester

Steven McGuire is accused of shooting and killing 34-year old Sheila Smith at an apartment on Main Street, according to Winchester Police.

UPDATE: UK wide receivers coach pleads not guilty in DUI case

37-year old Jovon Bouknight is accused of driving drunk and going at least 26 miles over the speed limit, according to Kenton County public records.