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MEDICATION DISPOSAL DAY YIELDS MORE THAN 89K PILLS

Police and health officials collected more than 89,000 unused prescription pills during a medication collection at the Franklin County Health Department Saturday, according to a news release. Sixty-one vehicles drove through the disposal station or deposited medications in the public safety collection box. The pills weight more 197.5 pounds total, the release says.

Officials with the Frankfort Police Department, Franklin County Health Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were on hand Saturday. Medication disposal methods were approved by the Kentucky Department of Waste Management and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

HOLIDAY GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP MEETING THURSDAY

Hospice of the Bluegrass will offer its annual support group for adults who are living with the loss of a loved one during the holiday season from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday at the Hospice Community Building, 643 Teton Trail. Contact Melinda Simpson for more information at 223-1744 or (800) 926-1302.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT OFFERS FLU SHOTS AT CCU

The Franklin County Health Department will be at Commonwealth Credit Union to administer flu shots Friday, Oct. 12. FCHD will administer shots both in the 1425 Louisville Road branch and as a drive-up. Shots will be given from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $25 and is payable by cash, check, Humana, Medicare Part B and Medicaid. Eligible recipients must be 18 years of age or older to receive a flu shot.

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