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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Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement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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KRP donates $100,000 for treatment

KRP donates $100,000 for treatment

HAZARD, KY – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) joined Operation UNITE at the Perry County Public Library in Hazard, Kentucky, on March 28, 2014, to commend Kentucky River Properties, LLC for donating $100,000 to help pay for substance abuse treatment vouchers for low-income individuals living in Perry, Knott, Leslie and Letcher Counties who otherwise couldn’t afford...

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Hope Wall on display in Perry County

HAZARD – Overcoming a substance abuse addiction is difficult, but it can be done. That is the message of the UNITE Hope Wall, which can be viewed at the Perry County Judicial Center through Friday, February 28. Unveiled last August, the Hope Wall demonstrates that addiction has no boundaries, that all walks of life are affected. Approximately 150 individuals who are now in recovery and living...

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