PEP (People Encouraging People) Coalition
5 p.m. (board of directors) quarterly on the 4th Monday of the month at the PEP building, 70 Locust Street, Beattyville.
P.O. Box 285, Beattyville, KY 41311
UNITE Coalition Coordinator
Carl Varney – firstname.lastname@example.org, 606-330-1406 (work), 606-594-8144 (cell)
Brenda Campbell – 606-464-0494, email@example.com
- Chair – Chuck Caudill Jr., 606-464-0494, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice-Chair – Tommy Hall, 606-464-1120 (h), email@example.com
- Secretary – Susan Kincaid, 606-464-2492 (w)
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.
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
- Lifeline, meets 7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the Lee County Courthouse.
For information call 606-464-0494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lee County News
America’s top official in the effort to reduce drug use and its consequences will help Operation UNITE recognize and “Celebrate Successes in Prevention and Education” throughout southern and eastern Kentucky at a luncheon on Tuesday, February 17. Michael Botticelli, acting director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will join Kentucky’s Fifth District...Read More
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
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