Laurel County UNITE Coalition
Third Wednesday of each month, noon, at the First Christian Church, 303 North Main Street in London. Lunch is served.
P.O. Box 266, London, KY 40743.
UNITE Coalition Coordinator
Carl Varney – email@example.com, 606-330-1406 (work), 606-594-8144 (cell)
- Chair – vacant
- Vice-Chair – Christie Shrader, 606-877-8618 (w), firstname.lastname@example.org
- Secretary – Sarah Hillard
- Treasurer – Duff Holcomb, 606-862-4608, email@example.com
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
A new national report shows Kentucky fares well compared to other states in the number of patients potentially misusing non-prescribed medications or abusing illegal drugs. Kentucky, “which has long been known as an epicenter of the national prescription drug epidemic,” was “noticeably absent” from the top 10 worst performing states in each of three categories studied, according to the...Read More
MT. VERNON – A new drug prevention initiative designed to provide youth another way to resist peer pressure to experiment with drugs was launched in Rockcastle County Tuesday, October 14. The “Give Me A Reason” program – a collaborative effort by the Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (AHIDTA) and Operation UNITE – will provide free saliva-based drug test kits to parents...Read More
It’s all about service – to youth, to schools, and to communities across southern and eastern Kentucky. Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) initiative provides before and after school math tutoring and healthy choices programs to address drug prevention and nutritional education. Members also serve as sponsors for anti-drug UNITE Clubs and recruit volunteers for school-based...Read More
Fourteen anti-drug UNITE Clubs in schools across the Fifth Congressional District have been named “Clubs of the Year” for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments during the 2013-14 school year. UNITE Clubs receiving recognition are: Region 1: Mt. Vernon Elementary – Rockcastle County Rockcastle County Middle – Rockcastle County Rockcastle County High –...Read More
Residents across southern and eastern Kentucky brought 1,656.3 pounds of pills to drop box sites as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 9th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. “Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the 42 drop box locations in our service region,” noted Dan Smoot, president of the anti-drug organization. “Combined with the...Read More