Recent News

‘The Highway To Heroin’

"The Highway to Heroin," a FREE, public domain video program available as a C-Satellite Downlink and as an on-demand webcast, will air from 1-2 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013. Click here to register. The push to close pill mills and reduce the painkiller supply...

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Rogers awarded for fighting drug abuse

WASHINGTON, DC - On Wednesday, February 6, 2013, U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) received the Congressional Leadership Award from the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) for his unwavering commitment to keeping America’s youth drug and alcohol...

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Jury convicts head of drug ring

PIKEVILLE – A federal jury has convicted a Magoffin County man on charges he masterminded a multi-million drug trafficking network. Howard Harlo Back, 76, of the Lick Branch Community off KY 378, was found guilty Wednesday, January 30, on one count of conspiracy to...

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Police oppose hemp legislation

Industrial hemp production in Kentucky is not economically sound, would impose an unnecessary financial burden on the state, and could facilitate future efforts to legalize its cousin – marijuana, according to law enforcement officials across the commonwealth. “All of...

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UNITE Clubs of the Year

Nine anti-drug school UNITE Clubs have been selected as UNITE Clubs of the Year for their exceptional programs during the 2011-12 school year. UNITE Club of the Year winners are: Region 1 – Mt. Vernon Elementary (Rockcastle County), Rockcastle County Middle,...

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Yates new Treatment Director

LONDON – Operation UNITE is pleased to announce that Rockcastle County resident Amy Yates has been named its new Treatment Director. “Amy brings a strong background to the UNITE team,” said Karen Kelly, director of UNITE. “Her skills, enthusiasm and deeply-felt...

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KEMI officer joins UNITE Board

LONDON – Mary C. Colvin, chief operating officer for Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI), is the newest member of Operation UNITE’s Board of Directors. Colvin’s appointment to the board began in December. Her tenure will expire in 2015. “Mary Colvin will be a...

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ChalleNGe Academy seeks participants

HARLAN (12-20-12) – If you are looking for a life-changing experience outside of a traditional education setting, the National Guard’s Appalachian ChalleNGe Academy (ACA) might be a good option. The ACA program is offered free for youth between the ages of 16 and 18...

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Vicini receives national MLB award

Vicini receives national MLB award

NEW YORK, NY – Tom Vicini, a long-time Harlan County Little League coach and coalition coordinator for Operation UNITE, was honored by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and Major League Baseball Charities with their third annual Commissioner’s Play Healthy Award. The...

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