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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.

State announces partnership with UK and U of L to help state medical examiners

We've talked a lot about the opioid crisis in Kentucky. It's causing all kinds of problems and it's putting a strain on the state's medical examiners.

UK grad student shares recovery journey, offers hope to others

A UK grad student, recovering from opioid addiction, helped found a non-profit, Voices of Hope, to assist others on their journey in recovery.

Doctor receives grant, supplies county with overdose-reversing drug

Recently, Dr. John McDaniel was given nearly $70,000 worth of Narcan nasal spray to help fight the local opioid crisis.

U.S. Attorney General talks opioids in Lexington

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions paid a visit to Lexington Thursday to talk about opioids, in a state where it's a killer of a problem.

Standing in the gap: resources for grandparents raising grandkids

We know Kentucky is part of the drug epidemic killing thousands across the country, but sometimes it's hard to visualize its far-reaching impact.

Kentucky prisons expected to be out of space in 2019, one county working on solution

In just over a year, Kentucky's prisons could be out of space. Justice Cabinet Secretary John Tilley says state prisons are already full, but by May 2019 the state might have to release thousands of inmates classified as non-violent.

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.

DEA targets opioid abuse with new Appalachian field office

A new DEA field office is being set up in Appalachia to battle opioid problem.

Kentucky to launch help line for opioid addiction

Kentucky is spending $500,000 to create a phone number people can call to get help with opioid addiction.

Beshear to announce effort to combat opioid overdoses

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear plans to announce an initiative to combat opioid overdoses and deaths on Monday.

Ky. advocates ask Trump official for more opioid resources

The country's acting health chief was asked to spend more money to fight the Opioid epidemic during a stop in Lexington Friday.

Opioid public health emergency has Kentuckians wondering what’s next

Kentucky is one of the hardest hit areas in the country when it comes to the opioid crisis so many here are now wondering what the next steps in the fight against addiction are going to be after president trump declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency.

2 women, 3 inmates charges in plan to bring drugs into jail

Five people are accused of conspiring to smuggle an opioid prescription drug into a Kentucky jail.

Lawmakers, advocates host “Rally for Recovery”

Leaders in the fight against drug addiction, rallied in the state capitol today to bring awareness to the issue.

Rally4Recovery celebrates addiction-free life

Hundreds gather in Winchester to celebrate overcoming various addictions.

Kentucky county joins lawsuit targeting opioid distributors

A Kentucky county is joining a multi-county, multi-state effort to sue opioid distributors to recoup costs associated with the drug epidemic.

Lawmakers told opioid crisis ‘a public health catastrophe’

Kentucky's opioid addiction crisis was the focus of a daylong meeting by state lawmakers.

States ask insurers to prioritize non-opioid pain treatment

Attorneys general ask the insurance industry to encourage pain treatment through means other than prescriptions for opioid painkillers.

Attorney General: overdose save changed perspective on opioid epidemic

Attorney General Andy Beshear says he got a first-hand look at the seriousness of Kentucky's opioid epidemic on the streets of Lexington this week.

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