Newport OK's Needle Exchange Program

In an effort to help battle the increasing heroin epidemic that is plaguing many counties around Kentucky, Newport’s board of commissioners voted unanimously Monday night to authorize the Northern Kentucky Healthy Department to administer a needle exchange program located at St. Elizabeth.

“It will be for a mobile unit located at St. E. [Urgent Care] in south Newport,” Newport city manager Thomas Fromme said. “Covington set the tone a while back when they passed their resolution. We’re willing to assist the health department and St. Elizabeth in any way that we can.”

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