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What Do Area Residents Think About a Needle Exchange Program in Louisville?

May 12, 2015

We talked to Louisville area residents about their views on the upcoming needle exchange program. Here's what they said. Read Story

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Louisville Metro Council Committee OKs Needle Exchange Program

April 21, 2015

In a light of a spike in heroin abuse and an HIV outbreak nearby in Southern Indiana, a Louisville Metro Council committee on Tuesday unanimously voted to allow the city's health department to create a needle exchange program. Read Story

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Listen to WFPL’s Community Conversation on Kentucky’s Heroin Crisis

April 17, 2015

WFPL’s community conversation Thursday on the surge of heroin addiction in the region drew a wide range of participants, including public health officials, treatment professionals and people in recovery. Read Story

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Senate Committee Passes Heroin Bills

March 24, 2015

This story has been updated. A state Senate committee has passed two compromise bills aimed at tackling Kentucky’s heroin problem. The full Senate hopes to pass the bills and send them over to the House for final passage before the legislative session … Read Story

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Kentucky Capitol Demonstrators Call For Action Against Heroin

January 6, 2015

Nearly 130 demonstrators calling for action against the growing epidemic of heroin abuse filled the state Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday. Read Story

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Two Louisvillians Share Stories of Heroin Addiction

December 19, 2014

The 2015 Kentucky General Assembly session begins next month and the state’s heroin epidemic has  a prominent spot on the legislative agenda. More than a half-dozen heroin-related bills have been prefiled, as lawmakers seek answers to a problem that has shattered thousands … Read Story