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‘Run for Recovery’ to fight addiction, expand Shepherd’s House services

Shepherd's House will put on their 20th annual Run for Recovery on Saturday, July 27th at 8 a.m. at Keeneland.
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UPDATE: Human remains found in Lexington identified

The remains were found in a wooded area of a Lexington park.
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9-month-old baby revived with opioid overdose-reversal drug

Authorities say a 9-month-old baby overdosed on drugs and had to be revived with an opioid overdose-reversal drug.

Fentanyl deaths from ‘Mexican oxy’ pills hit Arizona hard

Illicit fentanyl smuggled from Mexico into the Southwest has become a profitable new business for drug gangs, helping push the synthetic opioid to the top spot for fatal U.S. overdoses.

Three men found dead in Lexington apartment

Lexington Police say three men were found dead in an apartment off Georgian Way in Lexington just before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Police: Mother overdoses while driving car with child inside

Lexington police say 34-year-old Stephanie Little hit a curb, narrowly missing a light pole and an apartment complex last week.

2 inmates at Kentucky jail die in 4-day span

Kentucky State Police are investigating the second death in four days at the Boyd County Detention Center.

Autopsy finds rapper Mac Miller died from drugs and alcohol

A coroner has ruled rapper Mac Miller's death an accidental overdose due to a combination of drugs and alcohol.

Coroners office asking for public’s assistance finding family

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)  - The Fayette County coroner is looking for the family of a man that passed away last week. According to the coroners...
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Deadly drug threat in Morehead

Morehead Police want to notify the Morehead/Rowan County community of a potential deadly drug threat.
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City gets $2 million to fund opioid battle

Lexington has funds for additional weapons to use in the war on opioid abuse thanks to a $2 million federal grant.

Major opioid maker to pay for overdose-antidote development

NATIONAL. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) - A company whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking a nationwide overdose and addiction crisis says it's...

Four inmates in Fayette County taken to the hospital

Four inmates at the Fayette County Detention Center were taken to the hospital Saturday night after 8:15 p.m..

Two men found dead inside home in Lexington

The Fayette County Coroner says two men were found dead inside a home on Delcamp Drive Wednesday.

Couple charged after baby is revived with Narcan

A Lawrenceburg couple was indicted last week for “allowing” their infant child to ingest Oxycodone, according to documents on file in Anderson Circuit Court.
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Coroner says he needs more employees to help deal with all the overdose deaths

How bad is Kentucky's overdose problem? So bad, the Fayette County coroner wants another deputy coroner hired just to handle the problem.

Health department offering free Narcan kits in community class

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department is hosting a free community training on naloxone, which will include providing free kits containing the overdose-reversing medication.
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Opioid overdose bill goes to Senate

Those who overdose on opioid drugs would be immediately detained by first responders and taken to a hospital under a bill that has passed the House.

High demand prompts health department to hold more Narcan classes

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department says it gave out 144 naloxone kits Tuesday at its first class on the overdose-reversing medication.

Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.

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