Greg Lee, Kentucky’s HIV/AIDS educator, started the town hall on a somber note.
“How many people in this room know someone who has died of an overdose death?”
It was a standing-room only crowd. Most hands went up.
“Amazing,” he said, sadly.
The meeting was at the Bourbon County Public Health Department, just next to the county’s drug rehab center and down the hill from a playground where used needles are found far too often.