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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 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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5 Shoot Hoops camps offered

5 Shoot Hoops camps offered

Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs 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 any of the camps, to be held at the following dates and locations: Monday, June 30 – Laurel County, at Bush Elementary School, 1730 East Laurel Road, located off East KY...

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Service Corps members honored

Service Corps members honored

PRESTONSBURG – Members of Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) program were lauded for their exceptional work to keep youth on a drug-free path during an end-of-the-year celebration on Friday, May 23. “The brilliance of the UNITE Service Corps is (that they are able) to take a proactive approach,” said Aaron Anderkin, who served as chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Community...

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23 students awarded scholarships

23 students awarded scholarships

Twenty-three seniors from 16 schools across southern and eastern Kentucky have been named “I Am UNITE” Scholarship recipients. This is the second year for the scholarships, valued at $1,500 each. Funding is provided by the UNITE Foundation through private donations and proceeds from the annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit. “We are excited to be able to provide assistance to these students...

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UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. The 1,933.2 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs filled 114 cartons. This total does not include any medications brought to other...

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