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Kentucky schools encourages to carry epi-pens after bill was passed

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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear sign a bill that will allow more allergy medications to be kept in schools.

House Bill 172 is now a law and encourages schools across the commonwealth to keep at least two epinephriene injectors (epi-pens) at each school.

Executive Director of Academic Services Darell Daigle with Henderson County Schools says those epi-pens will be located in the cafeteria and the nurse's office at each HCS school starting in the fall.

He says about 90 district staff members are trained to administer epi-pen injections and tells us the new law will help put students with allergies and their parents more at ease.

Daigle says he's hoping to get the epi-pens through the health department which would save the district money.

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