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Knott County residents fed 6,797 unwanted or out-of-date medications to UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – during a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event held March 29, 2011, at the Knott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
Six free regional basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be offered by Operation UNITE this summer. All school-age youth are invited to participate in the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs programs at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 3 – Carter County, East Carter Middle School, 1 Spirit Lane, Grayson • Tuesday, June 4 – Elliott...Read More
HINDMAN – Three Knott County Central High School seniors were recognized Thursday, May 9, as recipients of an “I Am UNITE” scholarship. This is the first year for the scholarships, valued at $1,500 each. Seniors Brian Catron, Kennedy King and Avery Shrum were presented the scholarships by Paul Hays, UNITE law enforcement director. A total of 19 “I Am UNITE” scholarships are being given...Read More
LONDON – Dan Smoot, who has been part of the Operation UNITE team since its inception a decade ago, will step up to lead the organization effective May 15. The UNITE Board of Directors voted Tuesday, April 30, to elevate Smoot to President and Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Karen Kelly, who helped create UNITE in 2003. “The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the hiring...Read More
In just a single day, citizens across southern and eastern Kentucky have doubled the amount of unwanted or unused medications returned for safe disposal. On Saturday, April 27, Operation UNITE partnered with local anti-drug coalitions, the Kentucky State Police, and local law enforcement agencies for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back...Read More
SOMERSET, KY – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced Thursday, April 11, that the Director of Operation UNITE, Karen Kelly, will be joining his Fifth Congressional District Staff as District Director effective May 15, 2013. Concurrently, Rogers’ District Director, Chris Girdler is announcing his transition to the private sector, while continuing to serve as State...Read More