Breathitt

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Free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp
SHND_2013-3CBreathitt County will host the last of 6 free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Camps with Jeff Sheppard to be offered in June 2013 on Thursday, June 20, at Sebastian Middle School, 244 LBJ Road, in Jackson.

All school-age youth are invited to participate in this FREE camp, which begins at 4 p.m. and will conclude about 7 p.m. Youth receive a T-shirt and basketball. Water and food provided. All participants will be entered into a drawing for 2 portable basketball goals to be given away at the end of camp. Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Support group
A Narcotics Anonymous support group meets on Tuesdays and Fridays each week at 8 p.m. at Jackson Christian Church. For information contact Bridgette Gross at 606-666-3800 or bgross0002@yahoo.com.

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Breathitt County News


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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44 Service Corps members funded

44 Service Corps members funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The UNITE Service Corps has received funding for 44 AmeriCorps members for the 2014-15 school year, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced Monday, May 5. UNITE will receive $543,400 for 44 AmeriCorps members in Bell, Breathitt, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Laurel, Leslie, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle and Wolfe counties. UNITE was among three non-profit...

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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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Hope Wall on display in Breathitt Co.

JACKSON – Drug addiction is not the first thing that comes to mind when you first glance at the dozens of smiling faces displayed in the lobby of the Breathitt County Judicial Center. “You look at these people and you’d never know the struggles they have faced and overcome,” commented Drema Terry, Drug Court coordinator for the 39th Judicial Circuit, as she watched Operation UNITE’s...

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