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Kroger to offer anti-overdose drug without prescription

Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger Co. is going to make the heroin overdose-reversal drug naloxone available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky.

Drug treatment programs for inmates receive state grants

More than $3 million has been awarded to provide heroin and prescription drug abuse treatment for Kentucky jail inmates and for an injectable treatment designed to prevent relapse as offenders leave custody.

UPDATE: Customers can still pick up prescriptions from closed Jackson Walmart

BREATHITT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Walmart in Jackson is temporarily closed because of a rock slide. But the pharmacy wants to make sure its customers...

KY to receive CDC funding to combat prescription drug overdoses

Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky will receive nearly $4 million in federal funding over the next four years to combat the epidemic of prescription drug overdoses.

CDC grant to help UK fight drug overdoses in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Doctors at UK hope some government money will help in the fight against opioids in the Commonwealth, specifically prescription drug and...

KSP: Turn in unused prescription drugs during National “Take-Back” Program

Kentuckians with leftover prescription drug medications are invited to turn them in on September 26 as part of a National "Take-Back" Program.

Kentucky receiving federal support to combat drug abuse

Kentucky will receive nearly $4 million in federal funds to combat prescription drug and heroin abuse.

Study sees positive gains from 2012 prescription drug law

A new study says prescriptions for commonly abused medications and doctor-shopping by pill seekers have decreased since Kentucky passed legislation targeting prescription drug abuse.

Doctor pleads not guilty in prescription case

A Louisville and southern Indiana doctor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he prescribed medications that caused the deaths of five patients.

KSP: 1,200 Pounds of Prescription Drugs Collected During “Take Back” Day

State Police said they gathered around 1,200 pounds of prescription medicine during Saturday's Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

Reminder: Unneeded Prescriptions Can Be Dropped Off Sat.

In an effort to keep prescription drugs and needles out of the wrong hands, everyone is invited to take part in a "Take Back" program to return the items that are unused or expired.

2 Accused of Trafficking Prescription Drugs in Nicholasville

On Friday, Nicholasville police said they received a call about a suspicious person in the Mobile Court area. When they got there, they said two people were hanging around a home where neither one of them lived.

Prescription Disposal Containers Across Kentucky

Governor Beshear announced there are 149 permanent prescription drug disposal stations in 97 counties across Kentucky

Lexington Women Overdosing On Painkillers Younger Than National Average

The Centers for Disease Control released a report showing a spike in women overdosing on prescription medications. The average is smaller in Lexington--but so is the age.

New Law Allows KY Schools To Use EpiPens

A bill signed into law Monday afternoon will allow schools to store EpiPens on campus and use them for students with or without a prescription.

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Student arrested, accused of making threat at Harlan County High School

The 15-year old was arrested at school and taken to a juvenile detention center, according to deputies.

London man arrested for rape

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says detectives arrested a 45-year-old London man Monday night on a warrant for rape charges. 

Buc-ee’s groundbreaking in Richmond sparks excitement for the Texas sized gas station

The $30 million property will have 120 pumps for gas and a 53,300 square foot shopping facility, you won't miss it once its built.