Coalition Information

Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs
The Bassin’ Baptists Hooked On Fishing, Not On Drugs program will be held Friday, July 13. Kids are to meet at the parking lot of Central Baptist Church, 4th & Kentucky Streets in Corbin, at 5:30 p.m. Church buses will take them to the pond of Jreg Botner. Participants will be fed while at the pond. Bait, drinks and food are provided free of charge. Fishing will conclude at 8 p.m. and be back at the church parking lot at 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Gus Clouse at 606-528-6840 or 606-595-7012.

Shoot Hoops Not Drugs
A free Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Camp with Jeff Sheppard will be held at Boston Elementary School, 3291 Highway 1804, Williamsburg, Tuesday, June 19. All school-age youth are invited to participate in this FREE camp, which begins at 4 p.m. and will conclude about 7 p.m. Youth receive a T-shirt and basketball. Water and pizza are provided. All participants will be entered into a drawing for 2 portable basketball goals to be given away at the end of camp. Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to register.


Whitley 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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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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Drug Take-Back Day October 26

Residents living in southern and eastern Kentucky wishing to dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications have plenty of options at this coming Saturday’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Over the past year, Operation UNITE has helped establish 41 permanent medication drop box sites in 34 counties. These boxes are available free to citizens during operating hours that vary...

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