Rockcastle

UNITE Run From Addiction 5K

Rockcastle County will hold a UNITE Run From Addiction 5K Run/Walk at Renfro Valley in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 9 a.m.

Race day registration fee is $20 (Registration starts at 8 a.m.) Make checks payable to: Rockcastle UNITE Coalition.

To download a registration flyer with more details click here.

Community Celebration & Annual Meeting

The date for our Community Celebration/Annual Meeting has been set for Thursday, May 1, 6:00 p.m, at Rockcastle County Middle School. (Thank you, Mr. Hendrickson and staff for accommodating us each year!)

This year’s program looks to be an exciting evening! Mrs. Jamie Cornelius is coordinating a county-wide school chorus, Chad’s Hope will share inspirational testimonies through song, and our guest speaker for the evening will be Rockcastle County’s own, Jon Cromer, who is entering his 7th year of recovery. Jon will share his story of a stellar academic and athletic career as a Rockcastle County Rocket and how, after high school, his life began a downward spiral of addiction. His testimony of sobriety and his relationship with Jesus Christ is inspiring, motivating, and bringing hope to hundreds with whom he shares.

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Rockcastle County News


Service Corps members honored

Service Corps members honored

PRESTONSBURG – Members of Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) program were lauded for their exceptional work to keep youth on a drug-free path during an end-of-the-year celebration on Friday, May 23. “The brilliance of the UNITE Service Corps is (that they are able) to take a proactive approach,” said Aaron Anderkin, who served as chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Community...

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23 students awarded scholarships

23 students awarded scholarships

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...

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44 Service Corps members funded

44 Service Corps members funded

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The UNITE Service Corps has received funding for 44 AmeriCorps members for the 2014-15 school year, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced Monday, May 5. UNITE will receive $543,400 for 44 AmeriCorps members in Bell, Breathitt, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Laurel, Leslie, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle and Wolfe counties. UNITE was among three non-profit...

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UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

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...

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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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