Free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp
Leslie 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
HYDEN – “Just like basketball, life is a team game,” Jeff Sheppard, former University of Kentucky all-star, told participants in the fourth Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp of 2013 Monday evening. “You need to surround yourself with the right team,” Sheppard instructed the 93 youth participants from three Kentucky counties (Leslie, Harlan and Perry) plus Tennessee....Read More
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