Veterans Administration http://wfpl.org en VA’s Opiate Overload Feeds Veterans’ Addictions, Overdose Deaths http://wfpl.org/post/va-s-opiate-overload-feeds-veterans-addictions-overdose-deaths <p><em><strike>This reporting will be explored further <strike>on air at 1 p.m. today</strike> on Reveal, a news special produced by the California-based Center for Investigative Reporting. Tune in to 89.3 to stream at <a href="http://www.wfpl.org">WFPL.org.</a></strike></em></p><p><strike><em>Because of a technical issue, we&#39;re rescheduling Reveal. It&#39;s air at 9 p.m. Friday.</em></strike></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:42:14 +0000 Aaron Glantz 7083 at http://wfpl.org VA’s Opiate Overload Feeds Veterans’ Addictions, Overdose Deaths New Program Will Help Accused Veterans Suffering from Substance Abuse http://wfpl.org/post/new-program-will-help-accused-veterans-suffering-substance-abuse <p>Kentucky veterans suffering from substance abuse who are charged with crimes will soon be able to enter a treatment program through a new statewide partnership.</p><p>The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.</p><p>A majority of veterans who commit crimes after ending their active duty do so because of substance abuse, District Judge David Holton said. So the state is setting up special courts to help.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:15:43 +0000 Kenny Colston 2223 at http://wfpl.org New Program Will Help Accused Veterans Suffering from Substance Abuse VA Hospital Would Not Affect Traffic, Consultants Say http://wfpl.org/post/va-hospital-would-not-affect-traffic-consultants-say <p>The Veterans Administration is on the verge of purchasing over 35 acres of property on Brownsboro Road, to build a new VA hospital in Louisville. Consultants on the project say the hospital wouldn&#39;t have an impact on traffic or quality of life &nbsp;in the area. Chris Otts has covered the story for the Courier-Journal, and he joined WFPL&#39;s Devin Katayama to talk about the latest developments, and what&#39;s next.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Ellis 764 at http://wfpl.org VA Could Decide New Hospital Site Soon http://wfpl.org/post/va-could-decide-new-hospital-site-soon <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The Veterans Administration is primed to purchase over 35 acres of property on Brownsboro Road to build a new VA hospital, and officials say that decision could be made in the coming weeks.</p><p>Environmental impact studies have been finalized for the two locations under consideration for the over 800,000 square foot facility. One location under consideration is near Factory Lane in eastern Jefferson County.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 18:18:05 +0000 Devin Katayama 739 at http://wfpl.org VA Could Decide New Hospital Site Soon