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8 - August 29, 2013 Your Hometown Ne0000,00,paper GENERAL EWS , ,,, i L News Outlook i Kentucky increases number of per00:! 0000anent RX disp0sal locations Governor Steve Bes- hear announced today that Kentucky now has 149 permanent prescription drug disposal locations in 97 counties, creating more opportunities for residents to safely dispose of un- used, unneeded or expired medications. '`The effects of prescrip- tion drug abuse are devas- taring to our families and our communities," Gov. Beshear said. "Medica- tions, once they are no lon- ger needed for their pre- scribed purposes, should be disposed of properly to reduce their risk of being diverted and abused. With nearly 150 disposal loca- tions around the state, it's easier for Kentuckians to properly discard of these medications." The permanent disposal boxes are monitored and are located in law enforce- ment buildings. Individu- als can deposit their un- needed medications into the boxes with no ques- tions asked. The agencies will ensure the drugs are disposed of in an environ- mentally safe manner. 'q'his is a perfect ex- ample of the state working with local communities to attack a problem," Gov. Beshear added. The Governor has worked with lawmakers and other state officials throughout his administra- tion to reduce the destruc- tive impact of prescription drug abuse on Kentucky families. He signed House Bill 1 in April 2012 to re- quire health care profes- sionals to use the state's electronic prescription monitoring program and to require that pain clinics be owned by medical prac- titioners. "One in five of our Ken- tucky teens has abused prescription medication for an off-label purpose, and that abuse is starting in the home when chip dren have access to their parents' unused or expired pain medications," Attor- ney General Jack Conway said. "I have worked with Gov. Beshear on prescrip- tion take back initiatives, and I am thrilled to see op- tions expand that Kentuck-. ians can utilize throughout the year." The disposal boxes are funded by Kentucky Agen- cy for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP), Op- eration Unite, Kentucky League of Cities, and state and local law enforcement Ill [l/fll II Kentucky Perm;:00, Prescription Drug Disposal Locations 149 locations in 97 countkm (including 2 pending Iocaflolm) UI C lth beth Oport,.3 L cotmcktll  llrm=rvd Pre', p  / =  Lo,. agencies. ii ilhlhll i The prescription drug susc..';i)le to diversion, disposal boxes address vi- misu,, and abuse. Ac- tal public safety and public cord i lo Van Ingram, health issues: medicines exc('.=.;e director of the left in home cabinets are Ke: Office of Drug Control Policy,  more than 60 percent of the adoles- cents who use preg-ription drugs for off4abel pur- poses reported that they updated: /tttgust 14, 2013 obtained the medications from family and friends, often from the drugs not being properly disposed of or stored in the home. The Farm Family of the Year Award was presented to Awards cont. from page 6 being a part of the com- munity," Ray continued. "She was a believer in leaving this world better than you found it. Unfor- tunately, Edith passed away earlier this year at the age of 91. It's going to be hard imagining the Chamber without her." The next inductee into the Chamber's Hall of Fame was Mary Louise Denton. "We all know and love Mary. It's a well-known fact that Mary was a di- rect descendant of Daniel Boone," Ray said. "Mrs. Denton was raised in Win- chester and later moved to Bath County where she became very involved in local organizations." Denton was involved in several local groups, in- cluding the Bath County PTA, Homemakers and the Methodist Group. She was a long-time Treasur- er within the Chamber in her mid-90s. "Mary died earlier this Fear at the age of 101," Ray stated. "In my opin- ion, it will be impossible to find anyon e as involved in the Community as she was." The next award to be presented was the Life- time Achievement Award for Business. '`The Owingsville Bank- ing Company is the oldest bank in Bath County, and could possibly be the old- est business overall," said Ray. "They currently have three locations and they have recently started a new loan program geared towards giving out small- er loans." "e --SNtitfs customers. Known as Small Consum- er Loans, this service pro- rides people who merely need a small amount of monby to either get over a financial hump or to make small necessary purchases. The Owingsville Banking Company was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award for Business. The Outstanding Youth Entrepreneur Award was the next award to be pre- sented. Griffin Bradley, a re- cent graduate of Bath County High School, was presented this award. He was unable to attend, due to his enrollment in col- lege. The Certified Educa- tor of the Year Award was the next accolade to be presented during the evening. ! T Mike and Vlckis Amburgey. "Teachers have to teach reading, writ- ing and arithmetic, but there's a lot more that is needed for young peo- ple to be developed into well-rounded people," Ray said. "Kathy Adams works hard to keep the arts alive in Bath County School. Countless hours are spent to get these stu- dents involved in drama, coral productions, musi- cal productions, summer drama camp and many other programs and ac- tivities. Kathy is greatly respected by her commu- nity, her students and her staff and colleagues. It's my honor to name Kathy Adams the 2013 Certified Educator of the Year." The next award to be _ / 1 " __ .... Come see Dan for,a great deall i full liming. pre,, ,'(:1 was the Clas- sifi," klucator of the Year. v,!rich was awarded toil, . Tolle. '"  lady has one of the l,:::gest hearts in all ,i atla County. The wor C is not in her voc;, !wy," Ray began. "Sh ,,..s served in the Bali: , ,.unty School Sys- tem : ; about 18 years in mal ....  fferent positions, inch.;,l: g the migrant pro.: :, :, developing pro- grar,, ,, extra education for. ers, secretary in th(" :, d office and re- in L cently the cross country and track coach. Most people would complain about this list of respon- sibilities, but she literally takes them arid runs with them. She is glad to ac- cept those roles to impact the lives of the students. She also volunteers in many different causes in the church, Owingsville Lions Club and many others. I'm glad to pres- ent this award to Robin Tolle." Fittingly, Tolle was at- tendingwtracktand IIIII I [1111 III was unable to attend the ceremony. The next award pre- sented was the Volunteer of the Year Award, which was presented to Uni- fied Ministries in Bath County. ,"Volunteers are people who freely undertake a task," Ray stated. "Bath County, along with com- munities all across the world, has an epidemic caused by the broken- ness of drug and alcohol " iint, on pg. 11 I 'i  III /000000ppearing in CONCERT '00i?hursday, September "'! 'i 5th 7:00 p.m. Korea Church of God in Wellington, KY :  ,(,i :hurch is located oh;Dan Ridge Rd.) 00dmi00ssion is FREE! 9r more information contact David Hale at 606'768-3474 or 606.359.1386 - I Ifll "l "l .... J. i I " I I I I :, '. i ,,.".:':i':"i " " '" I II