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Shawn Maynard

Shawn Maynard

My name is Shawn Maynard. I’m 36 years old and live in Booneville.I grew up in a very dysfunctional environment – partying and fighting were the norm around me. I started drinking when I was 9 years old. My brother was four years older than me, so I always hung around...

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Applications accepted for UNITE Summer Intern

Operation UNITE is accepting applications for Summer Interns. Duties include assisting with the planning, promoting, and staging Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps in June and Camp UNITE in July.

Deadline to apply is Friday, April 7, 2023.

Download the application below and submit to Hannah Gadd at

Prevention coordinator position funded through HarborPath sponsorship

Operation UNITE will receive funding for a full-time prevention projects coordinator through a sponsorship announced June 21 by Ken Trogdon, CEO of HarborPath, a North Carolina-based non-profit organization. The multi-year, $60,000 grant will go toward hiring an individual to focus on finding opportunities UNITE can increase access to Naloxone across the 32-county Southern and Eastern Kentucky region it serves.

Stringing Together Hope

CBS News reporter Mark Strassman recently visited the Appalachian School of Luthiery in Hindman. His reporting covers how Hindman was hit hard by the opioid epidemic, but shows how this school is working to combat that through music and giving people a second chance after battling a substance use disorder.

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