Youth In Actions: Sticker Shock
During April 2011’s Alcohol Awareness Month, the local Youth In Actions (YIA) students from Knott County Central conducted a Mothers Against Drunk Driving sponsored event called “Sticker Shock” at our local IGA Grocery Store and Rite Aid at Holly Hills Shopping Center. The students placed both blue and green stickers on known alcohol mixers that serve to remind adults that they have a great effect on their youth’s choice to use or turn down alcohol.
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Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day & Accidental Dealer Finale
Knott County residents fed 6,797 unwanted or out-of-date medications to UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – during a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event held March 29, 2011, at the Knott County Sportsplex. This was the second time for the Dragon’s visit. For more information contact Amber Combs at 606-785-5503, UNITE at 1-866-678-6483 or visit the “Pill Dragon” page on the website.
Approximately 40 people attended a volunteer recognition program at the Knott County Sportsplex on September 20, 2010. Van Ingram from the Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy was the guest speaker.
Knott County News
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...Read More
Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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