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Sheriff and others to be commended

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On Saturday, April 27, Henry County Sheriff Danny Cravens participated in the national Drug Take Back Day.

He and several of his deputies volunteered their time to host the event, which encourages citizens to bring their unwanted or unused prescription medications to a specific location for safe disposal. This protects the homeowner in a number of ways, including theft prevention.

When asked to participate, Sheriff Cravens did not hesitate, but enthusiastically agreed and even added to the event by coordinating for a mobile shredding service be made available as well.

The Henry County board of the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy, which works to prevent substance abuse, commends his willingness and efforts to make Henry County a safer and healthier community. We also thank the Kentucky State Police Post 5 for making a trooper available to collect prescription medications at their location, too.

We are indeed fortunate to have local law enforcement that recognizes the need to be proactive and involved in their community in an effort to reduce the potential for drug-related crimes and to provide assistance to its neighbors in ways that will benefit us all.

A thank you as well to KY-ASAP board members Terri Cummings and Pam Dingman for showing their support for the event.

As a reminder, a drug disposal box is available at the Henry County Sheriff’s office at 123 North Property Road in New Castle (formerly the Health Department building). Unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off any day during business hours.

Melissa Blankenship,

Local Board Coordinator, Henry County KY-ASAP