The Local Lens is a public health podcast going inside one community's experience with the drug epidemic. Everyone in the town of Stanton, KY sees this drug issue differently from each other, either because of their personal lives or professional roles. This show aims to showcase those different perspectives through having honest, in-depth interviews with a new guest each episode.
We are joined this week by the detective Billy Rice, a Powell County native who appears to have come full-circle in his character arc. He is a man whose parents drug usage caused him to be raised by others in his family. He is a poster child of family intervention, claiming to be the prodigy of what happens when people step up when help is needed.
Today, the former record-breaking quarterback for the high school football team serves his community as a detective, combatting the issue that shaped his childhood. In this episode, he shares his insight working for the Police Department and gives his opinions on how to best help people.
These are our people, using our voices, telling our stories, because no one sees it like we do.
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The Local Lens is sponsored by Kentucky Opioid Community Healing (from the Kentucky Rural Health Information Organization) and Powell County CARES (from the Powell County Health Department).