Veterans Administration

Local News
6:42 am
Fri October 4, 2013

VA’s Opiate Overload Feeds Veterans’ Addictions, Overdose Deaths

On July 29, after a fight landed Tim Fazio in a VA emergency room, an agency doctor prescribed oxycodone. “I opened (the bottle) up a couple of times a day for three or four days to take one out,” but never swallowed a pill, he said. He later flushed the pills down the toilet.
Credit Adithya Sambamurthy/The Center for Investigative Reporting

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Politics
1:15 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

New Program Will Help Accused Veterans Suffering from Substance Abuse

District Judge David Holton

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.

The Veterans Treatment Court is starting in Louisville. It’s a partnership by the statewide drug courts, Morehead State University and the veterans’ administration.

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.

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Local News
9:00 am
Sun June 24, 2012

VA Hospital Would Not Affect Traffic, Consultants Say

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't have an impact on traffic or quality of life  in the area. Chris Otts has covered the story for the Courier-Journal, and he joined WFPL's Devin Katayama to talk about the latest developments, and what's next.

 

 

Local News
2:18 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

VA Could Decide New Hospital Site Soon

The preferred "Midlands" location would need road modifications to relieve traffic.

 

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.

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.

The preferred Brownsboro Road location plan, also called the Midlands Development, would build the hospital on nearly 36 acres near the I-264 interchange.

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