The Rural Blog reported on November 30, 2017 that “The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is targeting the opioid epidemic in Appalachia by establishing a new field office in Louisville on Jan. 1.”
You have to wonder about that.
The Appalachian Regional Commission shows this region includes the following area.
Louisville isn’t even in the Kentucky-Tennessee-West Virginia part of the region the new office is supposed to cover. Charleston, WV or Knoxville, TN look like they make more sense for a field office to serve Appalachia.
Looks like some government workers will be sucking up an awful lot of travel pay and related perks. After all, it’s a multi-hour drive just getting to Appalachia from Louisville.
As far as service to folks in Appalachia goes, maybe not so much.