Coalition Information

Breaking The Silence: Candlelight Vigil
Martin County will host “Breaking The Silence: Candlelight Vigil for Victims of Domestic Violence” on October 20, 2013, at the Martin County Extension Office. Candles will be passed out at 6 p.m. with the vigil starting at 6:30 p.m.

This will be an evening for remembering Vadie Michelle Maynard who tragically lost her life in 2009.

In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, we are calling on Martin County to come together to stand for victims of domestic violence. We stand for those who have lost their lives. We stand for those who cannot speak up due to fear. We stand for children (forgotten victims) who have witnessed domestic violence. We stand for families who have loved ones that are victims of domestic violence.

The event is sponsored by the Sandy Valley Abuse Center and UK Targeted Assessment Program.

Celebrate Recovery group
If you or someone you know is having problems related to drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling, anger issues, anxiety, physical or emotional abuse, or other life-controlling issues, then please check out the Celebrate Recovery group in Inez. Group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Martin County Health Department, 136 Rockcastle Road, Inez. For more information contact Michael Shoemaker at 606-626-5219, 606-298-7966 or


Bath 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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2012-13 UNITE Clubs of the Year

2012-13 UNITE Clubs of the Year

Ten school anti-drug UNITE Clubs have been recognized as “Clubs of the Year” for their outstanding efforts and accomplishments during the 2012-13 school year. Winning UNITE Clubs are: James D. Adams Middle – Floyd County Mt. Vernon Elementary – Rockcastle County Page School Center (Elementary & Middle)- Bell County Porter Elementary – Johnson County Red River Valley...

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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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