Thursday, October 8, 2015

Stumbo calls drug forum Friday

Reacting to a report earlier this year that Floyd County led the state in the rate of drug overdose deaths, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is bringing state and local leaders to the area Friday to discuss the issue. Stumbo has invited Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy director Van Ingram, state Rep. Denny Butler, area school superintendents, and representatives from law enforcement and the judicial system.  They will engage in a forum to develop strategies to tackle the problem of drug abuse. The forum begins at 9 o’clock, Friday morning, at the Wilkinson-Stumbo Convention Center, at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. The event will conclude at 1:30. The forum is free and open to the public.