Coalition Information

Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp
A Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Camp with Jeff Sheppard will be held at South Magoffin Elementary, 171 Half Mountain Road, Salyersville, on Thursday, June 19. 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 pizza are 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. In conjunction with the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp that begins at 4 p.m., the Kentucky Army National Guard’s Civil Operations Unit will have an inflatable obstacle course set up for kids from 1 pm to 3 pm.

REACH support group
The REACH Recovering Addicts Team for those who struggle with substance abuse meets 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday at the REACH office, 1099 Parkway Drive, Salyersville. For information contact Diane Rudd, 606-349-3733 or


Bath County News

Hope Wall to be displayed in Magoffin

UPDATED 2-1-14 SALYERSVILLE – “When you see all these people who have battled substance abuse and are now in recovery it makes everything worthwhile,” Magoffin County Sheriff Carson Montgomery said Friday, glancing at the UNITE Hope Wall now on display at the Magoffin County Judicial Center. Montgomery was joined Friday, January 31, by 36th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Kim Childers, UNITE...

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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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