Kentucky Attorney General, Andy Beshear and Henderson County comes together, to fight a problem state and local leaders call one of the biggest threats in neighborhoods across the Commonwealth.
They hope to stop a problem here before it starts.
“We have businesses that cannot fill open spots, good jobs, because our people are not healthy enough,” says Beshear. He adds, curing the drug crisis is the “challenge of our time.”
Addiction is running rampant, especially in big cities like Louisville, Lexington, and Northern Kentucky.
Some fear it’s only a matter of time before it hits Tri-State cities hard.
Tuesday’s panel discussion with law enforcement and treatment centers is about turning talk into action; encouraging people to make a difference.
Lieutenant John Nevels with Henderson Police says HPD plans to embrace the Angel Program. It allows people addicted to drugs to walk in to the station and ask for help to be connected with rehab outlets.