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New Safe Dropboxes Installed For Old Prescriptions In Putnam

Power of Putnam wants you to know that you do not have to wait for Drug Take-Back days to drop off your old medication. Executive Director Bill Gibson said the organization has set up new safe drop-off locations for citizens to take their medication. Gibson said that the drop-off initiative is an effort to help combat the abuse of prescription ... Read More »

Addiction Problem In Putnam “Serious”; Awareness Event Thursday

Power of Putnam is hosting an Overdose Day awareness event Thursday at Dogwood Park. Executive Director Bill Gibson said that the event is in order to raise awareness for those affected by overdoses. He said that the event is also an effort to bring the community together to fight against drug addiction. Gibson said that drug addiction and overdoses are ... Read More »

Power Of Putnam Continuing Alcohol Compliance Checks

Power of Putnam is about halfway through its annual compliance checks for licensed alcohol retailers in the county. Director Bill Gibson said that the organization partners with local law enforcement to perform checks that ensure retailers are not selling alcohol to minors. He said that they go everywhere from liquor stores to restaurants. “We’re not really trying to get anybody ... Read More »

“Purple Fentanyl” Has Very Likely Reached The Upper Cumberland

A new purple fentanyl has very likely made its way to the Upper Cumberland. The South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force has said that the fentanyl and methamphetamine combination has crossed state lines. “I don’t have any personal knowledge of any seizures of purple fentanyl in Putnam County, but if it is that close to here, I would say there ... Read More »

Delta-8: New Manufactured CBD-Derived Substance Rising In Popularity

Delta-8 is a new substance on the market that’s being promoted as “diet weed.” Power of Putnam Executive Director Bill Gibson said that the hemp plant derivative comes from recently-legalized CBD oil put through a chemical process. He said that it allows for manufacturers to extract a greater amount of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that causes a high. ... Read More »