Coalition Information

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Knott County residents fed 6,797 unwanted or out-of-date medications to UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – during a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event held March 29, 2011, at the Knott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.

Volunteer Recognition
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

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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Rx Summit to be held in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) joined several state and national leaders at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, January 23, to announce that the 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. This Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals on the prescription drug abuse issue and will be...

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HOPE Wall on display in Knott Co

HINDMAN – Substance abuse addiction can be overcome. The UNITE Hope Wall – on display in the Knott County Judicial Center through Friday, January 31 – celebrates a person’s ability to overcome an addiction and gives others struggling through a loved one’s addiction hope to reclaim their lives. “It’s so wonderful to visually see these success stories,” said Judge Kim Childers, of...

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Food drive expected to set record

Thousands of struggling Eastern Kentucky families will have their holiday tables brightened thanks to the generosity of their neighbors. Food drives conducted by UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) members at dozens of schools across the region have so far netted nearly 9 tons of non-perishable items that will be distributed within their local communities. And this number is expected to...

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1 ton of meds collected

More than one ton of outdated or unwanted medications was collected by Operation UNITE as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. A total of 2,021.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected from permanent drop box locations in 34 southern and eastern Kentucky counties – an increase of 850.3...

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