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Get rid of your unwanted, unused and out-of-date medications by feeding them to UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator – at a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event to be held Thursday, June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
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...Read More
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...Read More
More than one ton of outdated or unwanted medications was collected by Operation UNITE as part of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s seventh National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day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...Read More
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...Read More
LONDON – At age 14, Chad Webb began drinking alcohol. It wasn’t long before his youthful experimentation had progressed to more potent drugs and an addiction to prescription pain killers. “All I was worrying about is how I would get my next high,” the 38-year-old Pike County resident told state lawmakers during a meeting of the Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary in London on September...Read More