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The Trimble CARES Coalition will host a community-wide educational program aimed at providing parents and community members with information about heroin use and addiction in Trimble County and surrounding communities. The program will be held at the Bedford Baptist Church on Tuesday, April 8 at 6 p.m.
All community members are encouraged to attend. Parents are encouraged to attend with their middle school and high school aged children, according to Daisy Toppett, MBA, MSW, Trimble County’s Drug Free Communities Program Coordinator.
“Everyone is aware of the Meth problem in our community and we are trying to be reactive,” Toppett said. “Unfortunately heroin is now in our community and we are trying to be proactive.”
A panel of individuals from the judicial and law enforcement communities and social services workers will be on hand to discuss the dangers of heroin use and the realities of heroin addiction in our community.
Panel members include the Honorable Judge Jerry Crosby, Chief District Judge; Kentucky State Police Sgt. Dave Roberts, Trimble County Sheriff Tim Coons, Trimble County Coroner Frederica Congleton and husband Lee Congleton, Deanna Fields, M.Ed., Program Supervisor for Oldham, Henry and Trimble Drug Court; and Linda Mudd, Seven Counties Services.
One local family will share their experience with heroin addiction during the program. Toppett, who will also have a short presentation, said she is “thrilled that an inspiring young lady and her family are courageous enough to come share their story.”