Leslie

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Free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp
SHND_2013-3CLeslie County will host the fourth of 6 free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Camps with Jeff Sheppard to be offered in June 2013 at Leslie County High, located off U.S. 421 south of Hyden, on Tuesday, June 17.

All school-age youth are invited to participate in this FREE camp, which begins at 4 p.m. and will conclude about 7 p.m. Youth receive a T-shirt and basketball. Water and food provided. All participants will be entered into a drawing for 2 portable basketball goals to be given away at the end of camp. Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register.

Medication Drop Box to be available
Operation UNITE and the Leslie County UNITE Coalition will present a medication drop box to the Leslie County Sheriff’s Office at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 12. This box will be available for citizens to drop off their expired or unwanted medications during normal business hours. Please remove any identifying labels from prescription bottles. No liquids at this time, please.

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Leslie County News


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 “Operation UNITE collected unwanted or outdated drugs from each of the 42 drop box locations in our service region,” noted Dan Smoot, president of the anti-drug organization.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

USC members attend conference

The second week of September 2014 was the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps program. The UNITE Service Corps, along with other AmeriCorps groups in Kentucky, attended the 20th Anniversary Conference hosted by the Kentucky Commission of Community and Volunteer Service (KCCVS). The conference was held September 10-12 at the Galt House in Louisville. The USC team was instrumental in arranging for...

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Service Corps members honored

Service Corps members honored

PRESTONSBURG – Members of Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) program were lauded for their exceptional work to keep youth on a drug-free path during an end-of-the-year celebration on Friday, May 23. “The brilliance of the UNITE Service Corps is (that they are able) to take a proactive approach,” said Aaron Anderkin, who served as chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Community...

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23 students awarded scholarships

23 students awarded scholarships

Twenty-three seniors from 16 schools across southern and eastern Kentucky have been named “I Am UNITE” Scholarship recipients. This is the second year for the scholarships, valued at $1,500 each. Funding is provided by the UNITE Foundation through private donations and proceeds from the annual National Rx Drug Abuse Summit. “We are excited to be able to provide assistance to these students...

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44 Service Corps members funded

44 Service Corps members funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The UNITE Service Corps has received funding for 44 AmeriCorps members for the 2014-15 school year, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced Monday, May 5. UNITE will receive $543,400 for 44 AmeriCorps members in Bell, Breathitt, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Laurel, Leslie, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle and Wolfe counties. UNITE was among three non-profit...

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