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KY fares well in new drug report

KY fares well in new drug report

A new national report shows Kentucky fares well compared to other states in the number of patients potentially misusing non-prescribed medications or abusing illegal drugs. Kentucky, “which has long been known as an epicenter of the national prescription drug epidemic,” was “noticeably absent” from the top 10 worst performing states in each of three categories studied, according to the...

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Kentucky invited to “Stand At The Cross”

Kentucky invited to “Stand At The Cross”

CARYVILLE, TN – Residents of southern and eastern Kentucky are invited to participate in a unique and massive prayer walk on Saturday, November 8. Sponsored by the Stand in the Gap Coalition (SIGCO) – whose mission is similar to the anti-drug organization Operation UNITE in Kentucky’s Fifth Congressional District – the “Stand At The Cross” prayer walk will take place at noon just off...

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A reason to say no to drugs

A reason to say no to drugs

MT. VERNON – A new drug prevention initiative designed to provide youth another way to resist peer pressure to experiment with drugs was launched in Rockcastle County Tuesday, October 14. The “Give Me A Reason” program – a collaborative effort by the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) and Operation UNITE – will provide free saliva-based drug test kits to parents...

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Rockcastle sweeps UNITE Club honors

Rockcastle sweeps UNITE Club honors

MT. VERNON – It’s becoming a tradition. For the sixth straight year, Rockcastle County UNITE Clubs at the Elementary, Middle and High School levels have swept the region for “UNITE Club of the Year” honors. It is the eighth consecutive win for Mt. Vernon Elementary School. The awards, for efforts put forth during the 2013-14 school year, were presented by Fifth District Congressman Harold...

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’2 Smart 4 Drugs’ academic tournament

Teams from nine schools competed in the “2 Smart 4 Drugs” Academic Tournament held October 11 at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. A total of 214 students and 18 coaches participated. Big Sandy’s Academic team as well as UNITE provided breakfast (sausage biscuits, fruit, donuts, etc.) and lunch (pizza, chips, cupcakes, cookies, fruit, etc.) and snacks for the students,...

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Hope Wall in Pike County

Hope Wall in Pike County

PIKEVILLE – Even before all the photos were in place, visitors to the Pike County Judicial Center Thursday afternoon, October 9, were quick to point out familiar faces. The more than 180 images on Operation UNITE’s Hope Wall are more than portraits of friends and loved ones; each picture represents a successful struggle over drug addiction. “It’s important for those still in active...

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