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Diocese releases statement about proposed methadone clinic in Latonia

LATONIA, KY (FOX19) - The Diocese of Covington released a statement about the proposal to put a methadone clinic in a Latonia shopping center.

The following statement was issued from the Diocese of Covington:

"The Diocese of Covington, along with its various entities, is not taking a position on a proposed methadone clinic in Latonia. Opiate replacement therapy is a needed service. But decisions as to location and related issues are best left to civil authorities whose responsibility is to establish and maintain what is best for the community," said Tim Fitzgerald, Editor/General Manager of The Messenger and Diocesan Spokesperson.

Less than one week ago, some Latonia residents spoke out about the plans. Angry residents gathered February 24 at the LaRosa's at the Latonia Shopping Center to voice their concerns. The proposed location on Winston Ave. would be just a couple of blocks away from day cares, schools and churches.

Residents have not yet discussed an alternative location.

Another meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 3 at the corner of 38th Street and Winston Avenue at 5 p.m.

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