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Indiana city to model Camp UNITE

WILLIAMSBURG, KY – Three officials from a southwestern Indiana community are participating on staff this week at Operation UNITE’s Camp UNITE to get a feel for how things operate – just in time for their inaugural camp program in Evansville next week. From left, Kyle Phernetton, director of public relations at the Vanderburgh County (Indiana) Prosecutor’s Office; Detective Brock...

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Service Corps touching young lives

PRESTONSBURG – “You give hope. You touch lives. And, you do that every year.” That was the sentiment of long-time educator John Hale, principal at Somerset Christian School and chairman of the Rockcastle County UNITE Coalition, who praised the efforts and achievements of UNITE’s Service Corps during a year-end celebration held May 23 at the Mountain Arts Center in...

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Elliott SHND camp draws 106 youth

SANDY HOOK – Many of the fundamental lessons learned in basketball can be related to everyday life, participants in the second Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp of 2013 were told Tuesday, June 4. “Learn to follow the rules early and it will be easier as you get older,” Jeff Sheppard, former University of Kentucky all-star, told the 106 youth participants from three...

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158 attend Carter SHND camp

GRAYSON – Many of the fundamental lessons learned in basketball can be related to everyday life, participants in the first Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp of 2013 were told Monday evening. “Your position in basketball and in life is important,” said Jeff Sheppard, former University of Kentucky all-star. “If you’re one step out of position, you’re in trouble.” A...

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Babies ‘collateral damage’ of drug abuse

Babies ‘collateral damage’ of drug abuse

LONDON – Every hour a baby is born dependent on drugs in the United States. Because that figure is based upon 2009 data – the latest available – officials believe the problem is actually much worse today. Caring for these infants and addressing ways to help mothers was the focus of a roundtable discussion held last week at the London Community Center. More than 60 people – including...

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6 free regional basketball camps offered

Six free regional basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be offered by Operation UNITE this summer. All school-age youth are invited to participate in the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs programs at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 3 – Carter County, East Carter Middle School, 1 Spirit Lane, Grayson • Tuesday, June 4 – Elliott...

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