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Approximately 7,500 unwanted, unused and out-of-date medications were destroyed by UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – at a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event theld Tuesday, March 8, at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
Six free regional basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be offered by Operation UNITE this summer. All school-age youth are invited to participate in the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs programs at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 3 – Carter County, East Carter Middle School, 1 Spirit Lane, Grayson • Tuesday, June 4 – Elliott...Read More
LONDON – Dan Smoot, who has been part of the Operation UNITE team since its inception a decade ago, will step up to lead the organization effective May 15. The UNITE Board of Directors voted Tuesday, April 30, to elevate Smoot to President and Chief Executive Officer. He will replace Karen Kelly, who helped create UNITE in 2003. “The Board of Directors is very pleased to announce the hiring...Read More
In just a single day, citizens across southern and eastern Kentucky have doubled the amount of unwanted or unused medications returned for safe disposal. On Saturday, April 27, Operation UNITE partnered with local anti-drug coalitions, the Kentucky State Police, and local law enforcement agencies for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s sixth National Prescription Drug Take-Back...Read More
PAINTSVILLE – Medical professionals are invited to attend a free training on prescription drug abuse and diversion on Saturday, April 27, at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville. The free symposium provides information about new state reporting requirements, the importance of understanding addiction, and presents ideas to help providers effectively treat pain while reducing the risk for abuse. Nearly...Read More
SOMERSET, KY – U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced Thursday, April 11, that the Director of Operation UNITE, Karen Kelly, will be joining his Fifth Congressional District Staff as District Director effective May 15, 2013. Concurrently, Rogers’ District Director, Chris Girdler is announcing his transition to the private sector, while continuing to serve as State...Read More