Turning the Tide on Opioid and Substance Abuse

Column of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

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Families in nearly every neighborhood of our country have suffered because of the opioid and substance abuse epidemic. For years, the situation just seemed to get worse as addiction hurt more families. Kentucky has tragically been among the hardest-hit states. Thankfully, however, our years-long efforts are finally producing a glimmer of hope.

DUI arrest at crash scene in Laurel County

Laurel County, Ky. (Sept. 23, 2019) - Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's Deputy Gary Mehler arrested Gary Lee Gillespie age 57 of Keavy on Saturday night September 21, 2019 at approximately 8:48 PM.

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Clay County man charged with Murder

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Clay County, Ky. (Sept.23, 2019) - The Manchester Enterprise is reporting an ongoing murder investigation involving a shooting in Clay County. Their report states that the incident happened Sunday night on Elk Creek.

London Airport Awarded $809,000 Federal Grant for Runway Rehab

LONDON, KY -- U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 that the London-Corbin Airport has been awarded a $809,332 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to help rehabilitate the runway.

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Governor Matt Bevin releases log disclosing purpose of official trips using state-owned aircraft

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2019) – In an unprecedented move to further transparency in state government, Gov. Matt Bevin today publicly released a log disclosing the purpose of his official trips using state-owned aircraft.  Unlike prior governors, Gov. Bevin is going beyond what the law requires by releasing a comprehensive list of the purpose of official travel. 

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