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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...

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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...

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KY HELP Statewide Call Center adds evening, weekend hours

KY HELP Statewide Call Center adds evening, weekend hours

With a feeling of desperation and anxiety at not having been able to find help for her daughter, Karen conducted an Internet search and found a listing for the KY HELP Statewide Call Center.Within hours of calling the toll-free number (1-8338-KY-HELP), the Screening...

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Death toll from overdoses rose 49% in 2020

Death toll from overdoses rose 49% in 2020

FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 3, 2021) – Today, the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet and Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP) announced that the 2020 Overdose Fatality Report indicates more than 1,964 Kentuckians died from drug overdoses in 2020, a 49% increase in...

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Witt selected for BRIGHT Kentucky class

Witt selected for BRIGHT Kentucky class

FRANKFORT, Ky. (7-19-21) - UNITE Treatment Referral Coordinator Jennifer Witt has been selected by Leadership Kentucky as a member of the BRIGHT Kentucky Class of 2021.Witt joins 40 other individuals, representing a variety of public and private sectors,...

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KY HELP featured on ‘Best of the Bluegrass’

KY HELP featured on ‘Best of the Bluegrass’

The KY HELP Statewide Call Center will be featured Wednesday, June 16, on "Best of the Bluegrass," which airs at 12:30 pm (EDT) on WLEX TV-18 in Lexington.Courtney Maynard, a Screening & Referral Specialist, will discuss the purpose of the Call Center, staffed by...

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Freedom returns to delight of children

Freedom, the Operation UNITE Eagle mascot, made his return from COVID-19 quarantine at "The Good Continues" celebration at Rawlings and Stinson Park in Manchester on May 27, 2021. In addition, UNITE showed off the upgraded mobile classroom, used primarily for the "On...

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2 regional SHND camps offered

Operation UNITE will offer in-person Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball skills camps for youth throughout southern and eastern Kentucky on Monday, June 7, and Thursday, June 10.Former University of Kentucky point guard and four-time All-SEC Academic Team member Jarrod...

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