30FT Trailer Is State-Of-The-Art Education Exhibit
Darren Doyle, story:
The Kentucky State Police made a stop at Edmonson County High School on Monday with their Mobile Substance Abuse Education Trailer, a state-of-the-art mobile substance abuse education exhibit designed to help inform the public about the devastating effects of substance abuse.
The 30-foot trailer features 14 flat screen monitors and one touch-screen monitor that present video messages about meth, heroin, marijuana, alcohol and tobacco. The videos include actual meth users who tell their real-life stories illustrated by before-and-after images that show the dramatic visual progression of their drug abuse.
The exhibit also makes use of two showcase displays to highlight examples of a variety of drug paraphernalia and meth-related items.
KSP Public Affairs Officer Daniel Priddy brought the display to the school and said it gathered quite the reaction from students.
"I was really happy to be able to bring the exhibit to Edmonson County yesterday," Trooper Priddy said, who is a graduate of ECHS. "There's only one in the state so it's sometimes difficult to get. I really wanted to be able to share it with ECHS students because it has a lot of information that may help them realize the dangers of substance abuse."
The exhibit was funded by a $92,000 grant from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy and was designed and built by DCX Displays in Louisville.