‘The Highway To Heroin’

“The Highway to Heroin,” a FREE, public domain video program available as a C-Satellite Downlink and as an on-demand webcast, will air from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Click here to register. The push to close pill mills and reduce the painkiller supply is creating a new problem. Opiate addicts need their fix, so when they can’t easily get their pills to pop,...

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Rogers awarded for fighting drug abuse

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) received the Congressional Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) for his unwavering commitment to keeping America’s youth drug and alcohol free. Rogers was joined by Senator Bob Casey, U.S. Reps Michael Fitzpatrick and Frank Wolf in receiving this honor for...

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Jury convicts head of drug ring

PIKEVILLE – A federal jury has convicted a Magoffin County man on charges he masterminded a multi-million drug trafficking network. Howard Harlo Back, 76, of the Lick Branch Community off KY 378, was found guilty Wednesday, January 30, on one count of conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone and 12 counts of distribution of Oxycodone after a three-day trial held in U.S. District Court in...

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Police oppose hemp legislation

Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is not economically sound, would impose an unnecessary financial burden on the state, and could facilitate future efforts to legalize its cousin – marijuana, according to law enforcement officials across the commonwealth. “All of the rhetoric you’re hearing from the small group of proponents seeking to reintroduce hemp cultivation is based on desired...

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Yates new Treatment Director

LONDON – Operation UNITE is pleased to announce that Rockcastle County resident Amy Yates has been named its new Treatment Director. “Amy brings a strong background to the UNITE team,” said Karen Kelly, director of UNITE. “Her skills, enthusiasm and deeply-felt concern to help others made her a perfect candidate for this very demanding position.” Yates will oversee UNITE’s four-person...

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KEMI officer joins UNITE Board

LONDON – Mary C. Colvin, chief operating officer for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI), is the newest member of Operation UNITE’s Board of Directors. Colvin’s appointment to the board began in December. Her tenure will expire in 2015. “Mary Colvin will be a great addition to our UNITE Board,” said Lonnie Anderson, board chair. “Her employer, KEMI, provides workers’...

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