Kentuckians familiar with needle exchange programs more likely to favor them

by Rachel Adkins | The Daily Independent – ASHLAND Kentuckians who are familiar with needle exchange programs are more likely to favor them, according to the latest Kentucky Health Issues Poll. Fifty-six percent of Kentucky adults said they were familiar with needle exchange programs and 49 percent favored the programs. Forty-three percent opposed them and 8 percent said…

AG’s Office hosts sexual assault cold case training in effort to end backlog of untested rape kits

LEXINGTON – Attorney General Andy Beshear is hosting a three-day sexual assault cold case training session in Lexington beginning on Tuesday for law enforcement, prosecutors and victim advocates across the state related to Kentucky’s Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence kit or SAFE kit backlog. The free training, is hosted by the Prosecutors Advisory Council, the AG’s Office of Victims…