Kentucky drug overdose deaths jump 11.5 percent in 2017

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Drug overdose deaths in Kentucky are increasing despite a drop in opioid prescriptions and heroin use.A new report from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy says 1,565 people died from drug overdoses in 2017. That's an 11.5 percent increase from 2016. Kentucky overdose deaths have increased by more than 40 …