Lawrence

Lawrence County Champions/UNITE Coalition

 

Coalition Meetings

6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Lawrence County Community Center, 205 Bull Dog Lane, Louisa.
 

Mailing Address

416 Colorado Drive, Louisa, KY 41230
 

UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Ashley Akers Shepherdaakers@centertech.com, 606-889-0422 (work), 606-213-3556 (cell)
 

Coalition Officers

  • Chair – vacant
  • Secretary/Treasurer – vacant

 

Point of Hope

The coalition works to support Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center Point of Hope Community’s treatment and after-care programs by providing resource materials and assisting with transportation for participants. For more information about the Point of Hope Transitional Housing & Recovery Community contact Donald R. Setser, M. Min., at 606-638-2273 or dsetser@fbamc-ky.org.
 

Calendar



Lawrence County News


KY fares well in new drug report

KY fares well in new drug report

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...

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A reason to say no to drugs

A reason to say no to drugs

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...

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1,600 pounds of pills collected

1,600 pounds of pills collected

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 “Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the 42 drop box locations in our service region,” noted Dan Smoot, president of the anti-drug organization.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...

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UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. The 1,933.2 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs filled 114 cartons. This total does not include any medications brought to other...

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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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