Published on April 29, 2016

The Ninth Annual Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is Coming This Weekend

Offering local residents a chance to properly dispose of unused or expired prescriptions.

This national observance, which will be coordinated by the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy, helps people safely rid themselves of medications and protect themselves and others in their households. According to the Food and Drug Administration, medications should only be disposed according to proper instructions. Disposing of medications in the wrong way, such as by flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash, can have harmful effects.

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, you can dispose of medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at sites throughout the region. To find the site nearest you, visit

April 30 is the national observance of this event, but many local law enforcement agencies offer this service year-round. To dispose of your medications at a Drug Take Back location, see the following list of sites:

Daviess County

  • Daviess County Sheriff’s Office
    212 St. Ann St., Suite 103, Owensboro, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Owensboro Police Department
    222 E. Ninth St., Owensboro, Ky.
    Open 24/7

Hancock County

  • Hancock County Sheriff’s Office
    225 Main Cross St., Hawesville, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lewisport Police Department
    405, Second St., Lewisport, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Monday through Sunday, 5 p.m. to midnight

Henderson County

  • Henderson Police Department
    1990 Barrett Court, Henderson, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

McLean County

  • McLean County Sheriff’s Office
    135 E. Second St., Calhoun, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ohio County

  • Ohio County Sheriff’s Office
    301 S. Main St., Hartford, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 8 to 4:30 p.m.

Union County

  • Union County Sheriff’s Office
    100 E. Main St., Morganfield, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Webster County

  • Webster County Sheriff’s Office
    25 US 41A, South Dixon, Ky.
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Providence Police Department
    200 N. Willow St., Providence, Ky.
    Open 24/7

For more information about this event, contact Trooper Corey King, public affairs officer at Kentucky State Police Post 16 at Henderson, at 270-826-3312.

For more information about proper medicine disposal, visit and search “safe disposal of medicines”.

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit