Coalition Information

Addicted: A Dose of Reality
Operation UNITE will give the keynote presentation at the Lee County Coalition “Parent Night” meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at the Lee County Community Center, Kiwanis Park, 500 Happy Top Road, Beattyville. The program will be on “Addicted: A Dose of Reality.” The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. with dinner and presentation will begin about 5:30.

PEP programs
A variety of classes for youth continue to be offered at the PEP building. In addition, volunteers from the coalition teach prevention and anti-bullying curriculum at both the elementary and middle schools.

Support groups
The PEP Coalition supports the following groups: Narcotics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Thomas Episcopal Church; Alcoholics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Mondays at Queen Of All Saints Catholic Church; and Lifeline, meets 7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the Lee County Courthouse. For information call 606-464-0494 or pepcoalition@bellsouth.net.


Lee County News

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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Rx Summit to be held in Atlanta

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...

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Food drive expected to set record

Thousands of struggling Eastern Kentucky families will have their holiday tables brightened thanks to the generosity of their neighbors. Food drives conducted by UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) members at dozens of schools across the region have so far netted nearly 9 tons of non-perishable items that will be distributed within their local communities. And this number is expected to...

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1 ton of meds collected

More than one ton of outdated or unwanted medications was collected by Operation UNITE as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. A total of 2,021.5 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs were collected from permanent drop box locations in 34 southern and eastern Kentucky counties – an increase of 850.3...

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Drug Take-Back Day October 26

Residents living in southern and eastern Kentucky wishing to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications have plenty of options at this coming Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Over the past year, Operation UNITE has helped establish 41 permanent medication drop box sites in 34 counties. These boxes are available free to citizens during operating hours that vary...

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