Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day
Approximately 7,500 unwanted, unused and out-of-date medications were destroyed by UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – at a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event theld Tuesday, March 8, at the Morgan County Community Center. Don’t be an “Accidental Dealer” by allowing your medications to stolen or misused, and please don’t flush your medicines down the toilet or dispose of them in the trash. The Pill Dragon is sponsored by Operation UNITE, PRIDE and the Kentucky Army National Guard. For more information contact UNITE at 1-866-678-6483 or visit the “Pill Dragon” page on the website.
Accidental Dealer community campaign
A presentation on UNITE’s new “Accidental Dealer” campaign will be shared with citizens of Morgan County at 6 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, at the Regional Enterprise Center of Morehead State University Center in West Liberty. Volunteers are needed to help raise awareness of the dangers posed by prescription and over-the-counter medications kept in the home. Implementation kits will be available during this informational program.
A Narcotics Anonymous support group meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Christian Church in West Liberty. For information call Paul Casteel at 606-743-4356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition Chair Sharon Tharp attends District Court each Tuesday and Circuit Court the last Monday of each month. Volunteers are always needed.
Morgan County News
WEST LIBERTY – A first glance, the photos lining a display in the Morgan County Judicial Center lobby could be portraits of loved ones or friends hanging on a wall in your home. But the descriptions under each picture reveal a common element – they all once abused drugs. “It shows that prescription drugs affect every walk of life – from the rich to the middle class to the poor,” said...Read More
WEST LIBERTY – The UNITE Hope Wall will be on display in the Morgan County Judicial Center in West Liberty starting 1 p.m. Friday afternoon, June 6, and continuing for at least two weeks. Celebrating a person’s ability to overcome an addiction, the display gives hope to others struggling through a loved one’s substance abuse addiction hope. Unveiled last August, the Hope Wall demonstrates...Read More
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...Read More
Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. The 1,933.2 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs filled 114 cartons. This total does not include any medications brought to other...Read More
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...Read More