Health and law enforcement officials in Kentucky are responding to a rash of heroin-related drug overdoses. In the community of Mount Sterling alone, there were 12 overdoses this week including one death.
A citizens group wants representation at the table as the state of Kentucky negotiates the clean-up of radioactive waste at a Central Kentucky landfill. The best a state official is offering is to hear citizen comments.
This year's tight financial situation is causing Eastern Kentucky University officials to consider suspending a total of 21 academic programs. Senior Vice President for Academics and Provost Janna Vice brought the matter before the Board of Regents during a special meeting Thursday.
Attorneys in Lexington’s U.S. Attorney’s Office are noting the importance of minimum sentences for opioid trafficking convictions tied to overdose deaths. Three convictions in federal court occurred Monday.