Office of Drug Control Policy
Meth in Kentucky looks at epidemic in Commonwealth

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, June 28, 2006  
Contact Information:  Contact Stacy Floden
(502) 564-8220

Bill Goodman hosts a panel discussion and live call-in on the state's significant and complex methamphetamine problem in Meth in Kentucky, airing Wednesday, July 12 at 9/8 p.m. CT on KET1.

Panelists scheduled to appear on the program are Karyn Hascal, deputy executive director of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy; Kenneth Hemphill, program director of chemical dependency services at Lincoln Trail Behavioral Health System; Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain, a past president of the Kentucky Sheriffs' Association; and Cheyenne Albro, director of the Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force and vice president of the Kentucky Narcotics Officers Association.

The volunteer phone bank taking calls during the live program will be made up of members of the Methamphetamine Research Work Group at the University of Kentucky and members of the Drug Endangered Child Training Network.

The program follows the Frontlineprogram "The Meth Epidemic," which investigates America's addiction to methamphetamine while exposing the inherent conflict between the illegal drug trade and the legitimate $3 billion cold-remedy business. It airs at 8/7 p.m. CT on KET1.

Meth in Kentucky is a KET production, produced by Deidre Clark. This program was made in conjunction with Leadership Kentucky and The Health Leadership Institute, and was funded, in part, by a grant from The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky. Viewers can find out more about programming on KET's six digital channels by visiting the KET Web site