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Western Kentucky juvenile court aims for restart

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Officials in western Kentucky are working together restart a juvenile drug court.

Daviess County Attorney Claud Porter told the Messenger-Inquirer that the city of Owensboro and the county have each agreed to put up $88,000 annually to fund the program, which was discontinued by the state due to budget cuts.

Officials say the goal of the program is to intervene with children before they develop serious substance abuse issues.

Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly Jr. says local officials will fund the drug court for three years, but hope that the state Administrative Office of the Courts will be able to take over funding after that.


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