Drug Use In Kentucky Ranks High

Drug Use In Kentucky Ranks High A new report from Millennium Health analyzed urine tests from across the country for a study on drug use in the U.S.The report found Kentucky ranks first for the number of people testing positive for fentanyl.The study showed around 16 percent of the samples tested positive for fentanyl.Kentucky…

Purdue Pharma Begins Bankruptcy Process

Purdue Pharma Begins Bankruptcy Process OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma is rolling out an advertising campaign to let people know they can file claims against the company over the toll of its opioids.The effort starting Monday is part of Stamford, Connecticut-based Purdue’s bankruptcy proceedings, which it is using to attempt to settle nearly 3,000 lawsuits.…

Grant Money For Eastern KY

Grant Money For Eastern KY Governor Andy Beshear made two stops in Eastern Kentucky, announcing nearly $6 million in funds to Breathitt and Perry Counties.Beshear hit on a handful of topics from infrastructure to rural hospitals, he also hit on how he is focused on bringing all coal severance money back to the communities…

Addressing the Working Poor

Addressing the Working Poor A politically divisive proposal to revamp Kentucky’s public assistance programs and tighten enforcement to prevent fraud won passage in the Republican-run state House recently.In a state plagued by pockets of high poverty rates that can span generations, the sweeping measure aims to shift more people off public assistance and into…

Roadway Reopens

Roadway Reopens Officials with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 10 said KY 1165, also known as Left Fork Maces Creek Road, is now back open.Transportation officials warn drivers to still use caution on the road as it remains rough.The road started to break last week and became too dangerous to drive on. In the meantime…

Governor Beshear Taking Education Board Nominations

Governor Beshear Taking Education Board Nominations Gov. Andy Beshear is taking nominations to Kentucky university boards and other higher education boards.Vacancies will be considered during the Governor’s Postsecondary Education Nominating Committee’s next meeting.Boards include the University of Kentucky and University of Louisville boards of trustees; boards of regents at Western Kentucky University, Kentucky State,…