Coalition Information

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.


Leslie 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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Leslie drug roundup

HYDEN – A father and son suspected of peddling drugs throughout Leslie County for nearly a decade were among those arrested Monday by Operation UNITE. John Ed Holland, 62, and Elbert Holland, 38, of Bear Branch in the Rockhouse community of Leslie County, also face additional charges after a large quantity of drugs and guns were found at their home. “We have been receiving complaints on the...

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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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