Lawrence County Champions/UNITE Coalition
6:30 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at the Lawrence County Community Center, 205 Bull Dog Lane, Louisa.
416 Colorado Drive, Louisa, KY 41230
UNITE Coalition Coordinator
Ashley Akers Shepherd – email@example.com, 606-889-0422 (work), 606-213-3556 (cell)
- Chair – Derek Hinkle, 606-483-9595, firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com.
Lawrence County News
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
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 “Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the 42 drop box locations in our service region,” noted Dan Smoot, president of the anti-drug organization.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
Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement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...Read More
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...Read More
ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Governor Nathan Deal (R-GA) joined several state and national leaders at the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, January 23, to announce that the 2014 National Rx Drug Abuse Summit will be hosted in Atlanta, Georgia. This Summit is the largest national collaboration of professionals on the prescription drug abuse issue and will be...Read More