narcotics http://wkms.org en Kentucky Gov. Beshear Adds More Synthetic Drugs to Schedule 1 List http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-gov-beshear-adds-more-synthetic-drugs-schedule-1-list <p></p><p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an emergency regulation adding six newly identified synthetic cannabinoids to the state’s controlled substance list. The regulation goes into effect immediately. This is the first time the governor has exercised the right to ban drugs by administrative regulation. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:58:21 +0000 Angela Hatton 25834 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gov. Beshear Adds More Synthetic Drugs to Schedule 1 List Drug Abuse in KY Mines http://wkms.org/post/drug-abuse-ky-mines <p>Prescription drug abuse is an ongoing problem in Kentucky&rsquo;s mines but recent steps taken by the state legislature are helping get control of it. That&rsquo;s what a member of the state mine safety review commission told the senate judiciary committee this week. Paducah attorney Duncan Pitchford says miners in the western Kentucky coalfields are also struggling with methamphetamine addictions.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:06:57 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 17632 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Men Convicted for Pill Trafficking http://wkms.org/post/hopkinsville-men-convicted-pill-trafficking <p>Two Hopkinsville men will serve prison time for trafficking prescription drugs from Florida to Kentucky. Circuit Judge Andrew Self sentenced 24-year-old Cary Alder and 26-year-old Scotty Highsmith to ten and fifteen years respectively. The two men are suspected of transporting&nbsp;more than 3,000 Oxycodone pills by mail.&nbsp; 27-year-old Peter Nibert of Pasco County, Florida was also convicted in connection to the case.</p> Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:04:38 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17531 at http://wkms.org Hopkinsville Men Convicted for Pill Trafficking