Jessie Halladay of the Courier-Journal has a lengthy story on the efforts to fight meth production in Kentucky. Specifically, the story focuses on the debate over whether over-the-counter drugs that contain a key meth ingredient should be made prescription, or vigorously tracked by law-enforcement agencies.

The story touches on the difficulty some Kentuckians would have obtaining cold medicine without a doctor’s note, and it points out that prescriptions don’t prevent misuses, since prescription drug abuse is a major problem. However, the piece quotes law-enforcement officials saying the ban would significantly decrease the number of meth labs in the commonwealth.