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Hardin County school teaching preschool and kindergarten students to say no to drugs and alcohol

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Hardin County school is trying to teach kids to say no to drugs before they're even old enough to read.

North Park Elementary School just got a $40,000 grant from the Kentucky Department of Public Health, and it's using part of the money to buy a new curriculum called "Too Good for Drugs."

The goal is to teach preschool and kindergarten students to say no to things that aren't good for their bodies, like drugs and alcohol.

"It's extremely important to start when they're very young, because you create habits in children that they continue on," said Early Childhood Development Director Carlena Scheeran. "It takes a lot more to remediate a child than it does to start the right track and stay on the right track."

The health department gave grants to 70 schools that applied for a healthy living program. 

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