Jackson

Lord’s Gym of Jackson County Anti-Drug Coalition

 

Coalition Meetings

6 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month at The Lord’s Gym.
 

Mailing Address

Lord’s Gym of Jackson County Community Activity Center, P.O. Box 1168, McKee, KY 40447.
 

Lord’s Gym

 

UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Carl Varneycvarney@centertech.com, 606-330-1406 (work), 606-594-8144 (cell)
 

Coalition Officers

 

Committee Chairs

  • Business & Industry Relations – Rebecca Koury, 606-287-7601, kouryr@gmail.com
  • Church & Community Relations – Rev. Carroll DeForest, 606-287-2124 (h), bdeforst7@yahoo.com
  • Government & Non-profit Organizations Relations – Carlos Cameron, 606-364-6736 (h), ccameron@centertech.com
  • Board Special Advisers
    William O. Smith, Judge-Executive, 606-287-8562 (w)
    Denny Peyman, Sheriff, 606-287-7121, dennypeyman@hotmail.com

 

Directors

 

Cowboy Up For Christ

Click on this image to learn about an exciting weekly youth program being offered in Jackson County and proudly supported by Operation UNITE.
 

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Jackson County News


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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1,600 pounds of pills collected

1,600 pounds of pills collected

Residents across southern and eastern Kentucky brought 1,656.3 pounds of pills to drop box sites as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 9th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the 42 drop box locations in our service region,” noted Dan Smoot, president of the anti-drug organization. “Combined with the...

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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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Union College honors UNITE

BARBOURVILLE – Operation UNITE was honored by Union College for its “civic responsibility” to the citizens of southern and eastern Kentucky – and the nation as a whole – during its Spring Convocation ceremony on Thursday, January 23. Union College President Dr. Marcia Hawkins presented the award. Accepting the award on behalf of UNITE was Dale Morton, communications director. Text of...

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