Kentucky students are being recruited to spread the message about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
State Attorney General Jack Conway announced yesterday the start of a public service announcement contest for middle and high school students. As part of the competition, Kentucky students will produce a 30-second video showing the perils of prescription drug abuse.
Several states hard hit by prescription drug abuse will work together to develop strategies to combat what authorities say is an ever-growing problem. Kentucky will join Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oregon and Virginia in the initiative.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has five appointments to make that could reshape a state medical board that’s played a controversial role in efforts to crack down on prescription drug abuse. All five of the members whose terms are up are continuing to serve until Beshear makes a decision.