Olivia Broughton

Olivia Broughton

She was born to parents in active addiction. By age 4, Olivia Broughton’s mother left. By fourth grade, she was living with her grandparents.At age 11, she was smoking and drinking, then started hanging out with gang-bangers in sixth grade. Sex with grown men filled...
Teresa Slaven

Teresa Slaven

My name is Teresa Slaven. I am 26 years old and my sobriety date is December 28, 2017. This is my story.When I was just a child, my three older sisters and I were put into the foster care system. I lost both my parents because of drug and alcohol addiction. My mother...
Cadets learn connection between basketball and life

Cadets learn connection between basketball and life

FORT KNOX – Cadets from the Kentucky National Guard’s Bluegrass ChalleNGe Academy spent several hours learning the basics of dribbling, passing and shooting basketballs from former University of Kentucky point guard Jarrod Polson during Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops...

Sports balls donated for children of Eastern Kentucky

Dr. Carl Backer, pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at UK Children’s Hospital, presents one of a hundred sports balls to UNITE Youth Programs manager Carl Varney. Also representing UNITE were, from left, Executive Assistant Lynnell Fields, Region 3 Coalition Coordinator...
Earl Young

Earl Young

He was born in Florida – a drug baby addicted to heroin before his first breath. Orphaned and then adopted, Earl Young was brought to Breathitt County, where he had a normal childhood. He played football and excelled in sports.Earl joined the U.S. Army after high...