The Franklin County Coroner's Office Staff has experienced first hand the horrendous effects substance abuse can have on a person, their families and friends, and community. The State of Kentucky and the Franklin County community, like most of the United States, are facing an                . These statistics are provided to emphasize the significance of the opioid epidemic in our community. 


Our staff works diligently to educate the serious effects of substance abuse, and continues to provide directions and guidance for recovery. If you or a loved one are suffering from substance abuse, please do not hesitate to contact our office or the affiliates below. 


YEAR: 2012   2013   2014    2015   2016

: 1,032  1,003   1,069   1,238   1,352

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KENTUCKY (total)


kentucky over dose deaths 2012-2016

In 2016, the number of overdose deaths in Franklin County had tripled since 2012 

In 2017, The Franklin County Coroner's Office responded to over 20 overdose calls. In 2018, the numbers are growing...

If you or are loved one are suffering with an addiction, please do not hesitate to contact our office, or one of the local resources listed below. Help is available, and with public education and access to recovery assistance, an impact can be made on the epidemic our community is facing.