Drug Testing Center Opens In Paintsville

By: Peter O'Connor Email
By: Peter O'Connor Email

Many workplaces require you to pass a drug test these days before they'll hire you.

In some places, that could mean making a trip to the hospital.

If you need to get a drug test quickly in Paintsville, you're now in luck.

“It seems the general consensus that's it's a much needed service for this area,” Sandra Dingus said.

Officials say before this new drug testing center opened you might have had to go outside the county for a test.

“This is the closest facility besides the hospital and so it is really a positive thing,” Fran Jarrell said.

The drug center of the bluegrass had a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday and many came out to show support for the new facility that is located on main street.

“We need places, things like this in the community with so many drug problems we need to start erasing the drug problem and this may be one avenue,” Pastor Wesley Stedtefeld said.

Tthe new facility also created several new jobs in Paintsville.

The Drug Center of the Bluegrass can also do DNA and paternity tests.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Paintsville on Jul 24, 2007 at 12:16 PM
    Does this mean the Sheriff's Deputies and Law Enforcement Officers here in Paintsville will be able to show the public just how Drug Free they are!!!!!!! Let's start with the Constables, then the deputies and the citty police....... Then the public can be tested.
  • by Anonymous Location: wrigley,ky on Jul 23, 2007 at 07:54 PM
    I would like to see drug testing in all schools.Here in Morgan Co. they talk about it but never did it they was going to test kids in sports and that drove to school.But for the life of me way was'nt they going to test the staff would you please check in to it I think they have something to hide. thank you

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