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Drug Take-Back Day October 26

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...

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HOPE Wall in Pulaski Co.

SOMERSET – “When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.” That quotation, from an unknown person, is used by Operation UNITE to help describe its new HOPE Wall, which will be on display at the Pulaski County Judicial Center from October 14-25. “This wall inspires people to believe that anything is possible. Once they start believing that, you can see...

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Treatment initiative ‘a model’

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...

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‘Hope Wall,’ education classroom unveiled

MANCHESTER (August 16, 2013) – A sign along the Hal Rogers Parkway at Manchester welcomes visitors to “The City of Hope.” On Friday, 10 years after the launch of Operation UNITE, elected officials and community volunteers gathered to celebrate two new reasons for Hope in the fight against drugs: a wall celebrating those who have overcome addiction and a state-of-the-art mobile education...

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Ceremony to unveil mobile classroom, ‘Hope Wall’

A mobile drug education classroom and a recovery “Hope Wall” will be unveiled by Operation UNITE during a ceremony to be held Friday, August 16, in Manchester. Helping to announce the major education and treatment initiatives will be U.S. Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear, Eastern Kentucky University President Dr. Michael T. Benson, Kentucky...

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UNITE funded for 44 AmeriCorps members

FRANKFORT – Operation UNITE’s AmeriCorps program is one of 12 programs across Kentucky to receive grant funding, Audrey Tayse Haynes, secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, announced this week. “With this grant, the UNITE Service Corps will continue to provide 44 full-time AmeriCorps members to schools in southern and eastern Kentucky for the upcoming term,” stated...

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Rogers: ‘Be A Hero’

WILLIAMSBURG, KY — U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers encouraged students to “Be a Hero” during the closing ceremonies of the 7th Annual Camp UNITE on Friday, July 26, 2013 on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands. Rogers was introduced by Rockcastle County High School graduate Hannah Eaton who has testified before Congress and spoken to national leaders about...

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Indiana city to model Camp UNITE

WILLIAMSBURG, KY – Three officials from a southwestern Indiana community are participating on staff this week at Operation UNITE’s Camp UNITE to get a feel for how things operate – just in time for their inaugural camp program in Evansville next week. From left, Kyle Phernetton, director of public relations at the Vanderburgh County (Indiana) Prosecutor’s Office; Detective Brock...

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Attendance record set in Lincoln

STANFORD – Following the rules, making good choices, and learning to be a team player are essential to success on the basketball court – and in life, participants in Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp were told June 18. “Have fun, give your best effort, and learn how to listen,” Jeff Sheppard, former University of Kentucky all-star, told the 284 participants in the...

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3 SHND camps remaining

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...

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