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SHND camps conclude July 7-10

The last of Operation UNITE’s regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps this summer will be held the second week of July. Conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard, the camps are free to any school-aged youth. Three camps will be conducted over a four-day stretch: Monday, July 7, at Johnson County Middle School, 251 South Mayo Trail in Paintsville; Tuesday, July 8,...

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5 Shoot Hoops camps offered

Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs 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 any of the camps, to be held at the following dates and locations: Monday, June 30 – Laurel County, at Bush Elementary School, 1730 East Laurel Road, located off East KY...

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Service Corps members honored

PRESTONSBURG – Members of Operation UNITE’s Service Corps (AmeriCorps) program were lauded for their exceptional work to keep youth on a drug-free path during an end-of-the-year celebration on Friday, May 23. “The brilliance of the UNITE Service Corps is (that they are able) to take a proactive approach,” said Aaron Anderkin, who served as chairman of the Kentucky Commission on Community...

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Hope Wall in Johnson County

PAINTSVILLE – “Recovery works!” That sentiment, expressed by Susan Stumbo, Program Supervisor for the 24th Judicial District Drug Court, is what the UNITE Hope Wall is all about. “People need to use recovery techniques that are available to them. This wall represents that recovery is possible,” Stumbo said Monday, as the Hope Wall began its three-week stint in the lobby of the Johnson...

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44 Service Corps members funded

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The UNITE Service Corps has received funding for 44 AmeriCorps members for the 2014-15 school year, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced Monday, May 5. UNITE will receive $543,400 for 44 AmeriCorps members in Bell, Breathitt, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Laurel, Leslie, Perry, Pike, Rockcastle and Wolfe counties. UNITE was among three non-profit...

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UNITE collects nearly 1 ton of pills

Nearly 1 ton of outdated or unwanted medication was collected from 42 medication dropbox locations across southern and eastern Kentucky during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s eighth National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day this past weekend. The 1,933.2 pounds of prescription and over-the-counter drugs filled 114 cartons. This total does not include any medications brought to other...

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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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2012-13 UNITE Clubs of the Year

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...

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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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