Champions UNITE McCreary County Coalition


Coalition Meetings

11:30 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month in the conference room at Somerset Community College’s McCreary Center, Building 2, 250 College Street, Whitley City.

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 1235, Whitley City, KY 42653.

UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Dawn, 606-330-1420 (work), 606-224-4556 (cell)

Coalition Officers


The Lord’s Gym

LordsGymLogoOne of the strengths of the McCreary Coalition is its ability to provide activities for its youth at The Lord’s Gym Sports Outreach Center. Open four days a week, the facility is averaging 125 youth attending each day. The gym offers basketball programs, a baseball pitching machine, weight room, video gaming stations, computer homework/tutoring lab, a music lab with guitars, piano and drums, and self-defense classes.

Community Partners

The following partnerships are in place to support the coalition: Lord’s Gym Sports Outreach Center, McCreary County Board of Education, McCreary County Sheriff’s Office, Adanta Regional Prevention Center, Operation UNITE, Lake Cumberland Health Department, Somerset Community College, Eagle Youth and Family Development Center, McCreary County Fiscal Court, McCreary County judicial agencies, and many local businesses.

Prayer gathering

Every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. community members come together for prayer and discussion at The Gathering Place in Whitley City. Drug abuse is everybody’s problem and it is time to do something about it. Come together McCreary County and see the power of prayer.

McCreary 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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Shoot Hoops camps start June 8

Five free regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard will begin June 8 and continue through June 18. All school-age youth are invited to participate in any of the camps, hosted by Operation UNITE, at the following dates and locations: • Monday, June 8, at Magoffin County High School in Salyersville. • Tuesday, June 9, at...

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