PEP (People Encouraging People) Coalition


Coalition Meetings

Noon quarterly on the second Friday (March, June, September and December) at the Water Office, 57 East Main Street, Beattyville.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 285, Beattyville, KY 41311

UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Carl Varneycvarney@centertech.com, 606-330-1406 (work), 606-594-8144 (cell)

Executive Director

Brenda Campbell – 606-464-0494, pepcoalition@bellsouth.net

Coalition Officers


PEP programs

A variety of classes for youth continue to be offered at the PEP building. In addition, volunteers from the coalition teach prevention and anti-bullying curriculum at both the elementary and middle schools.

Support groups

The PEP Coalition supports the following groups:

  • Narcotics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Thomas Episcopal Church
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Mondays at Queen Of All Saints Catholic Church
  • Lifeline, meets 7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the Lee County Courthouse.

For information call 606-464-0494 or pepcoalition@bellsouth.net.

Lee County News

Scholarship deadline extended

LONDON – Operation UNITE has extended the deadline for seniors to apply for “I Am UNITE” scholarships to Friday, April 8. “The initial deadline was March 31, but with the number of school closings due to weather and sickness we wanted to make sure students had an opportunity to submit an application,” explained Debbie L. Trusty, UNITE’s Education and Treatment Director. Application...

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Support UNITE on #GivingTuesday

Operation UNITE is one of hundreds of nonprofit organizations across Kentucky participating in the third annual Kentucky Gives online fundraising event on Tuesday, December 1. UNITE’s focus for this year’s Kentucky Gives event is to raise funds for youth prevention and education initiatives – specifically Camp UNITE, school anti-drug UNITE Clubs, and the “On The Move!” mobile education...

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Regional coalition roundtables held

A total of 162 people attended six regional roundtables for representatives of UNITE Community Coalitions during October 2015. The roundtables were conducted in London, Somerset, Beattyville, Grayson, Prestonsburg and Hazard. To view photos from the roundtables click on name of the city. The roundtables were designed to let coalitions – many of which have new officers and members –...

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Personal stories of ‘hope in action’

WILLIAMSBURG – Throughout the week, participants in the 9th annual Camp UNITE engaged in fun activities designed to develop leadership and communication skills, promote teamwork and problem solving, instill confidence and trust, and let youth know they do not have to face difficult situations on their own. The underlying theme to camp – there is “Hope In Action” by remaining free from...

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‘Celebration’ event set for May 5

America’s drug czar will help Operation UNITE recognize and “Celebrate Successes in Prevention and Education” throughout southern and eastern Kentucky at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 5. Michael Botticelli, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), will join Kentucky’s Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers and Wendy Spencer, CEO of the...

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