Kentucky League of Cities to host drug summit

Kentucky has the nation's dubious distinction of being "ground zero" for prescription drug
abuse. Currently, our overall drug-related deaths exceed those caused by motor vehicle accidents. Yet funding streams to help communities address drug issues continue to dwindle.

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) will convene this high-powered panel of federal, state and local experts to examine the harsh realities of pill mills, meth labs and prescription drug abuse and how they impact every aspect of community life, including the local economy, families, schools, healthcare and law enforcement.

The panel will provide information on resources, partnerships and funding tools available to help local and state leaders address our drug crisis. The panel includes:

 Benjamin B. Tucker of the White House Office of National Drug Policy

Kerry Harvey, U.S. Attorney for Eastern Kentucky

Van Ingram,Executive Director for the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
 
Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain,Chairman, Narcotics Enforcement Committee of the National Sheriffs Association

Karen Kelly,President/CEO of Operation UNITE, a Somerset-based anti drug abuse group.

Registration is $79 per person which includes lunch.

For more information and online registration, click here http://www.klc.org/convention/delegateregistration2.asp?fromhome=yes

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