"The bill also allows local communities to choose to establish needle
During the next few weeks, members of the Kentucky House and
Senate will try to hammer out an agreement on a bill to address growing
heroin abuse in Kentucky. Each chamber has passed its own measure.
version that emerges will reflect whether legislators see the heroin
epidemic as a criminal problem or a public health crisis, the term used
by House Judiciary Committee chairman John Tilley, sponsor of the House
Tilley, D-Hopkinsville, made an eloquent, informed and
impassioned case that unless it's treated as a public health crisis,
"we'll be digging ourselves out of this until we're all dead and gone."
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