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ARCpoint Labs to bring screenings to community

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Drug and alcohol testing has now arrived in Bullitt County.

On Friday, ARCpoint Labs will cut the ribbon on its second location. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at noon but the company will host an open house from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, June 8. The new business is located in the Shepherds Crossing shopping center on Adam Shepherd Parkway in Shepherdsville.

ARCpoint owner Bob Ferland said he was thrilled with the growth and possibilities in Bullitt County.

With its original location in St. Matthews opening a year ago, ARCpoint Labs had an opportunity to work with Kelly Services at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre during the seasonal hiring period at Zappos.

The company joined the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce and Ferland was convinced that the local community was an area in which is firm could help and grow.

“We are very excited about what ARCpoint will be bringing to this community,” said Bullitt County Judge/Executive Melanie Roberts. “Bullitt County now has access to expert drug and alcohol testing at an affordable price.”

The company has also become very involved with the Partners in Prevention efforts.

ARCpoint offers a 10-panel screening with expanded opiates for all students 18 and under for a very low price.

“Randomly drug testing youth is a protective measure and proactive step a parent can take in ensuring their child’s safety and success,” said Jaime Goldsmith, safe school coordinator for the Bullitt County Public School System. “This reduces the chances that the child/teen will experiment with drugs and gives them a good excuse to use when faced with negative peer pressure.”

The new lab specializes in drug, alcohol, DNA, background screenings and corporate wellness. It will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Monday through Friday, with extended hours until  6 p.m. on Wednesday.

The goal is to bring convenient screening services to an area which has been without such benefits.

Sara Stearns, manager of ARCpoint Labs of Shepherdsville,  is a local resident. She is excited about the great opportunity.

“I have enjoyed meeting the community and making a difference for the employers, our government and the future of our children,” said Stearns.

The public is encouraged to come out to the open house and ribbon cutting this Friday. For more information on the company, call 543-5434.