Office of Drug Control Policy
Office of Drug Control Policy Award More Than $478,000 to Central Kentucky Counties

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 08, 2005  
Contact Information:  Contact Stacy Floden
(502) 564-8220

Frankfort, KY:  The Office of Drug Control Policy will present more than $478,000 in grant money to two jail treatment centers, 17 Champions coalitions and three drug task forces for several central Kentucky counties.  A press conference will be held Thursday, August 11 in Elizabethtown at 10:00 a.m. EDT.  The presentation will take place at the E-town Police Department.

Hardin County will be receiving $30,000 for jail treatment and $42,317 for the Greater Hardin Narcotics Task Force.  Jefferson County will receive $87,112 for the Louisville Metro Police Task Force and Bullitt County will be awarded $17,242 for their drug task force.  Marion County’s jail treatment center will be granted $65,291.

Champions Coalitions in Lexington, Franklin, Garrard, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Scott, Breckinridge, Washington, Meade, Hardin, Grayson, Marion and Nelson Counties are receiving grant money totaling $236,067.  The grant money in total amounts to $478,029.

“It isn’t enough to just be tough on crime; we also need to be smart on crime”, says Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director, Teresa Barton. “It’s not enough to lock people up and throw away the key.  If we invest resources while they are incarcerated in helping them prepare to reenter society – providing job training and treatment for substance abuse, for example – we make our communities safer by reducing the chance that ex-prisoners will return to a life of crime.”

The ODCP is the coordinator and clearinghouse for substance abuse programs and issues in Kentucky.  Our mission is to serve as a leader and catalyst for improving the health and safety of all Kentuckians by promoting strategic approaches and collaboration to reduce drug use and related crime.

Directions to E-town Police Department:

Take the KSP Post exit Off I-65 merge onto US-62 West via Exit 94 (left)
Stay on US-62 heading downtown
E-town Police Department is a 3 story building past City Hall on US-62
It is on the corner of College and Mulberry Streets

300 South Mulberry Street