Every night and every morning my wife and I watch the news and wonder when it is going to hit our city and our county. To our North in Scott County there is the HIV outbreak because of Heroin users and dirty needles. So our State leaders decide to have a needle exchange program to get the dirty needles off the street and get the users clean ones. The first problem there is that you are exchanging them in a county building so drug users are reluctant to go there because they may be questioned by Police. The second problem is that the state is now contributing to their addiction. Then lets look to the south of us. We have the city of Louisville handing out Overdose Kits to drug users in case they OD on their drugs. It is nice that the city wants to save a life of an OD patient but then again you are allowing the person to go back and do it again when they feel better. It is kind of like our government is telling our kids not to play with guns but handing them a loaded pistol. The states have become an enabler in their addictions.
When will this epidemic spread to our county and city? We already have a Methadone Clinic in our city than brings a lot of drug users to this area. We have a lot more ways into the city now with the walking bridge open and the bike path on the 2nd street bridge. Then there is the prescription drugs plaguing our community. does anyone know how many Narcotic Detectives we have in the city? If my memory serves me right I think it is 2. I walk my grass in my front and side yards very carefully because there are a lot of Homeless and shady characters that walk by. The last thing I want is for one my kids or friends or family members to step on a dirty needle.