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McKesson fueled opioid epidemic in eastern Kentucky

McKesson Corporation, one of the nation’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, agreed to pay a record $150 million civil penalty for alleged violations of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), Carlton S. Shier, IV, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Detroit Field Division Special Agent in Charge, Timothy J. Plancon, announced. “McKesson’s failure to report suspicious orders fueled the opioid epidemic in eastern Kentucky,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Shier. “Opioid abuse has devastated our community, and the investigation of drug distributors, like McKesson, is one aspect of the United States’s multifaceted fight against this epidemic.”


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Clay Featured in Book on Appalachia Food

Clay County food is the focus of one of the eight chapters of a book written about Appalachia foods. Victuals” evokes Appalachia’s rich culture through Ronni Lundy’s personal stories and those of people she met as she traveled more than 4,000 miles through North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Georgia. Lundy, 67, lives in Burnsville, North Carolina, and is a native of Kentucky. Salt of the Earth tells the story of such saltworks as the ones in Clay County, Ky., and how salt became a defining ingredient in Appalachian cooking. The chapter includes such recipes as miner’s goulash and “swing shift” steak.


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Kentucky Basketball — Most Valuable Cat

Most Valuable Cat—By John Huang

As Kentucky marches through the highly forgettable and/or regrettable SEC portion of their schedule on the way to post-season play, it’s time to dole out the award for the most valuable player to date. Remember that I’m NOT asking you who is the most outstanding player on this highly talented team, but rather who is the most valuable individual to the team. If the Wildcats were to lose just one player for whatever reason, who could they least afford to lose?


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Dortha Hurley Obit

Dortha Hurley, age 97, of Richmond, Indiana, died Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Forest Park Health Campus. Born October 8, 1919, in Clay County, Kentucky, to George and Maggie Miller Grubb. Visitation for Dortha Hurley will be from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home, 790 National Road West, Richmond. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017, at Doan & Mills Funeral Home with Rev. Allen Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Lutherania Cemetery.


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