Panel Discussion on Drug-Related Issues
A Town Hall panel discussion on community drug-related issues will be held 7 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the London Community Center, 529 South Main Street, in Laurel County. Panelists include: Mayor Troy Rudder, County Judge-Executive David Westerfield, Commonwealth Attorney Jackie Steele, Sheriff John Root, Laurel County Chamber Executive Director Deanna Hermann, London Police Chief Stewart Walker, London Police Detective Sergeant Chris Edwards, and UNITE Coalition Coordinator Carl Varney.
Laurel County has three weekly Lifeline groups: a Drug and Alcohol Recovery group and two Concerned Persons groups. There are two weekly Celebrate Recovery programs, one at Hawk Creek Baptist Church and one at Crossroads Baptist Church.
Laurel County News
The second week of September 2014 was the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program. The UNITE Service Corps, along with other AmeriCorps groups in Kentucky, attended the 20th Anniversary Conference hosted by the Kentucky Commission of Community and Volunteer Service (KCCVS). The conference was held September 10-12 at the Galt House in Louisville. The USC team was instrumental in arranging for...Read More
LONDON – At some point, there will be a temptation to take drugs, Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers told participants at the start of Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp in Laurel County Monday evening. “You need to stay away from drugs. Can you do that?” Rogers asked, noting that “playing sports is a great way to stay busy and out of...Read More
The clock is ticking down to the tip-off of Operation UNITE’s first two regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps of the summer. Conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard, the camps are free to any school-aged youth. Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers is expected to help celebrate the start the eighth season for Shoot Hoops Not Drugs in Laurel...Read More
Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs 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 any of the camps, to be held at the following dates and locations: Monday, June 30 – Laurel County, at Bush Elementary School, 1730 East Laurel Road, located off East KY...Read More
PRESTONSBURG – Members of Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) program were lauded for their exceptional work to keep youth on a drug-free path during an end-of-the-year celebration on Friday, May 23. “The brilliance of the UNITE Service Corps is (that they are able) to take a proactive approach,” said Aaron Anderkin, who served as chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Community...Read More