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.


Rockcastle 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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