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Knox County UNITE Coalition

 

Coalition Meetings

Noon on the 1st Tuesday of each month, 2 Amigos Mexican Restaurant, 119 Union Street, Barbourville.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1809, Barbourville, KY 40906

UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Carl Varneycvarney@centertech.com, 606-330-1406 (w), 606-549-8144 (cell)

Coalition Officers

 

10th Annual Knox UNITE Fishing Tournament

The 10th Annual Knox County UNITE Fishing Tournament will be held Saturday, May 2, 2015, from Grove Marina on Laurel River Lake. Event begins at 7 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. Entry fee is $100 per boat. A pre-tournament meeting and cookout will be held on May 1 at Tracker Marine Boat Center starting at 5:30 p.m.
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Committee Chairs

 

Knox County News


FDA commissioner holds listening session

FDA commissioner holds listening session

PIKEVILLE – Dr. Robert Califf, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), heard concerns and comments about the growing prescription opioid epidemic during a visit to southeastern Kentucky August 18, 2016. “It’s obvious that this is a crushing epidemic … and you are in the epicenter,” Califf said during a stop at Pikeville Medical center as part of...

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23 awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

23 awarded ‘I Am UNITE’ scholarships

Twenty-three high school seniors have been selected to receive 2016 “I Am UNITE” scholarships totaling $34,500 for being champions for anti-drug efforts. Each scholarship is worth $1,500 toward post-secondary expenses. Funding for the scholarships comes from proceeds of the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit – the largest annual collaboration of professionals and advocates in the...

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Scholarship deadline extended

Scholarship deadline extended

LONDON – Operation UNITE has extended the deadline for seniors to apply for “I Am UNITE” scholarships to Friday, April 8. “The initial deadline was March 31, but with the number of school closings due to weather and sickness we wanted to make sure students had an opportunity to submit an application,” explained Debbie L. Trusty, UNITE’s Education and Treatment Director. Application...

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Support UNITE on #GivingTuesday

Support UNITE on #GivingTuesday

Operation UNITE is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations across Kentucky participating in the third annual Kentucky Gives online fundraising event on Tuesday, December 1. UNITE’s focus for this year’s Kentucky Gives event is to raise funds for youth prevention and education initiatives – specifically Camp UNITE, school anti-drug UNITE Clubs, and the “On The Move!” mobile education...

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Regional coalition roundtables held

Regional coalition roundtables held

A total of 162 people attended six regional roundtables for representatives of UNITE Community Coalitions during October 2015. The roundtables were conducted in London, Somerset, Beattyville, Grayson, Prestonsburg and Hazard. To view photos from the roundtables click on name of the city. The roundtables were designed to let coalitions – many of which have new officers and members –...

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