The Kentucky Agency for Substance Abuse Policy (KY-ASAP) was created in 2000 to develop a strategic plan to reduce the prevalence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among youth and adult populations in Kentucky and coordinate efforts among state and local agencies in the area of substance abuse prevention.
Since 2004, KY-ASAP is part of the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy. Laurel County ASAP is one of 119 local ASAP boards in Kentucky.
The local health department is required to be a permanent member of the local ASAP Board per Kentucky Revised Statutes, with either the Health Department Director or a designee actively participating on the board. Laurel County Health Department has been an active member of Laurel County ASAP since its founding in 2004.
For more information, visit the Laurel County ASAP Website.
Laurel County ASAP Board Officers (2020-2022):
Board Chair: Brandi Gilley (Laurel County Health Department)
Vice Chair: Penny Barnes (UK Targeted Assessment Program)
Treasurer: Cindy Durham (Laurel County Schools)
Secretary: Sarah Hillard (Department of Juvenile Justice)
Board Coordinator: Christie Shrader