Coalition Information

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


Breathitt County News

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