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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...

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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. “We tried to...

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Heroin moving into region

BEATTYVILLE – As new laws make it increasingly more difficult to obtain painkillers, drug users are beginning to turn toward heroin for their high. While northern Kentucky and major cities, such as Lexington, are struggling to get a handle on problems related to this...

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Breathitt marks 50th Shoot Hoops camp

JACKSON – An overwhelming turnout at Thursday’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp helped make 2013 a record-setting year for attendance. A total of 189 youth representing five Kentucky counties (Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe) and the state of Ohio...

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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...

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93 attend Leslie SHND

HYDEN – “Just like basketball, life is a team game,” Jeff Sheppard, former University of Kentucky all-star, told participants in the fourth Operation UNITE Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp of 2013 Monday evening. “You need to surround yourself with the right...

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ChalleNGe Academy partners with UNITE

HARLAN – When cadets from the National Guard’s Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy (ACA) took to the basketball court at Middlesboro High last week their poise and demeanor were easy to spot. Over the next three hours, the seven Honor Platoon members provided encouragement...

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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...

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Service Corps touching young lives

PRESTONSBURG – “You give hope. You touch lives. And, you do that every year.” That was the sentiment of long-time educator John Hale, principal at Somerset Christian School and chairman of the Rockcastle County UNITE Coalition, who praised the efforts and achievements...

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