Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day
Get rid of your unwanted, unused and out-of-date medications by feeding them to UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – at a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event to be held Thursday, June 16, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Campton City Park near the Wolfe County Courthouse. 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 Wolfe County at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 6, in the courtroom of the Wolfe County Courthouse. 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.
The coalition sponsors meetings of the Wolfe County Christians UNITED Against Drugs after-care program. The group gathers three times weekly at the Lakeview Church of Truth and currently averages about 10 participants.
Wolfe County News
Three free regional basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will be offered by Operation UNITE June 17-20. These are the final camps of the year. All school-age youth are invited to participate in the Shoot Hoops Not Drugs programs at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 17 – Leslie County, Leslie County High School, off U.S. 421, south...Read More
PRESTONSBURG – “You give hope. You touch lives. And, you do that every year.” That was the sentiment of long-time educator John Hale, principal at Somerset Christian School and chairman of the Rockcastle County UNITE Coalition, who praised the efforts and achievements of UNITE’s Service Corps during a year-end celebration held May 23 at the Mountain Arts Center in...Read More
LONDON – Every hour a baby is born dependent on drugs in the United States. Because that figure is based upon 2009 data – the latest available – officials believe the problem is actually much worse today. Caring for these infants and addressing ways to help mothers was the focus of a roundtable discussion held last week at the London Community Center. More than 60 people – including...Read More
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