heroin

heroin epidemic
4:00 am
Mon October 27, 2014

Update on NKY heroin problem

Credit Northern Kentucky Drug Task Force

A Northern Kentucky task force put together to respond to the region's heroin epidemic will update the public on its work Tuesday evening.  

Lynne Saddler is with the Northern Kentucky Health Department and is co-chairing the Northern Kentucky Heroin Impact Response Task Force.

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Politics
4:13 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

McConnell talks heroin and Brent Spence during NKy stop

Senator Mitch McConnell

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell made a stop in the commonwealth Thursday. He spoke at the Northern Kentucky Area Development District's annual meeting.

Much of his speech focused on why he should be re-elected this November, but he began by addressing the region's heroin epidemic.

"It's the scourge of our rather affluent society," says McConnell, "but I think continuing to double down and cooperate at all levels of government is absolutely essential."

McConnell says Northern Kentucky remains the epicenter of the epidemic.

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Public Safety
12:40 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Drug trafficking route disrupted but problems persist

Law enforcement from Cincinnati, Hamilton County and Indiana discuss the latest bust in which 14 people were arrested for trafficking heroin and cocaine.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Law enforcement from Hamilton and Dearborn counties are celebrating a big drug bust but say there's still a lot that must be done to curb the explosion of heroin use in the tri-state.

Authorities seized 25 pounds of heroin and 18 pounds of cocaine as it was being transported through Indiana from Chicago en route to Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Community Response to Heroin Abuse

Heroin abuse epidemic in Greater Cincinnati

  Law enforcement and health professionals are calling heroin abuse in Greater Cincinnati an epidemic. The drug is cheap, easy to get, and its affects are devastating. But several agencies and individuals have joined forces to fight heroin use. Dr. Lynne Saddler, Northern Kentucky Health Department District director of Health, Senior Program Officer Ann Barnum with Interact for Health, and Dr.

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heroin
6:00 am
Mon December 16, 2013

Ky Gov and lawmakers to tackle heroin in 2014

DEA

Tackling the skyrocketing problem of heroin is still on the front burner for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and area lawmakers.

A study released in November said drug overdose deaths have quadrupled in Kentucky since 1999 and now the number is higher than all other states except for West Virginia and New Mexico. Northern Kentucky is seeing more emergency room visits from overdoses and more people dying from overdoses.

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