Boyle receives tobacco settlement funds
Boyle County has received $50,000 from the Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy in its first disbursement of tobacco settlement funds to address community anti-tobacco and drug needs, Gov. Paul Patton's office announced.
Roger Trent, director of the Boyle County Health Department, spearheaded the collaborative effort between agencies for the money, said Executive Director Larry Carrico of the abuse agency.
The money is intended to build local advisory boards in creating a long-term strategy to address local alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse programs, Carrico said.
Boyle was one of eight of the local boards awarded money in the initial round. Other counties joined forces to form regional boards, so 32 counties are represented in the first round of funding.