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CDC director to make ‘house call’ to Eastern Kentucky

SOMERSET, KY – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced a first-ever SOAR Health Impact Series featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) with four events in Eastern Kentucky. Dr. Frieden and his team from the CDC will be on hand to discuss the high rates of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity in the...

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SOAR launches CDC ‘Health Impact Series’

SOAR launches CDC ‘Health Impact Series’

PINEVILLE – Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) will host a “Health Impact Series” in August featuring Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-5th) announced July 7. The tour marks the first time that the director of the CDC has visited this region of Kentucky. “Our people have long suffered from high...

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Polson to attend Harlan SHND

Polson to attend Harlan SHND

Four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod Polson will join fellow University of Kentucky alum Jeff Sheppard for the final UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp in Harlan County on Thursday, July 10. “We are excited to have a player of Jarrod Polson’s character to join Jeff Sheppard for our Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camp,” said Dan Smoot, UNITE president/CEO. “His attitude toward the...

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First SHND camps draw 351 youth

LONDON – At some point, there will be a temptation to take drugs, Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers told participants at the start of Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp in Laurel County Monday evening. “You need to stay away from drugs. Can you do that?” Rogers asked, noting that “playing sports is a great way to stay busy and out of...

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SHND camps conclude July 7-10

The last of Operation UNITE’s regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps this summer will be held the second week of July. Conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard, the camps are free to any school-aged youth. Three camps will be conducted over a four-day stretch: Monday, July 7, at Johnson County Middle School, 251 South Mayo Trail in Paintsville; Tuesday, July 8,...

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SHND camps begin June 30

The clock is ticking down to the tip-off of Operation UNITE’s first two regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps of the summer. Conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard, the camps are free to any school-aged youth. Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers is expected to help celebrate the start the eighth season for Shoot Hoops Not Drugs in Laurel...

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