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UNITE honors Board Member Cheryl Hickman

UNITE honors Board Member Cheryl Hickman

LONDON – Operation UNITE recognized long-time Board member Cheryl Hickman with an appreciation award during its monthly Board meeting December 19.  Tom Vicini, President & CEO, along with Board Chair Jackie Steele, made the award presentation virtually...

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UNITE collects 3,691 pounds of medications

UNITE collects 3,691 pounds of medications

Operation UNITE collected and disposed of more than 1.8 tons of old, unwanted, or expired medications during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 25th National Prescription Take-Back Day on October 28.The 3,691 pounds of medications turned in by...

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2022-23 ‘UNITE Clubs of the Year’ announced

2022-23 ‘UNITE Clubs of the Year’ announced

Operation UNITE has selected 11 UNITE Clubs for their outstanding performance during the 2022-23 school year.Winning schools are:Adams Middle School (Floyd County)Evarts Elementary/Middle School (Harlan County)Harlan Elementary School, grade 4 (Harlan County)Hayes...

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KY holds inaugural opioid symposium

KY holds inaugural opioid symposium

LEXINGTON - There is hope.That message was dominant among the 450 folks focused on substance use, treatment, and recovery who gathered for Kentucky's first opioid symposium at the Central Bank Center October 9-10.A broad spectrum of stakeholders -- from law...

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Tom Vicini named UNITE President/CEO

Tom Vicini named UNITE President/CEO

Tom Vicini has been named President and CEO of Operation UNITE. Vicini began his duties as UNITE’s fourth President & CEO effective October 1.  He previously served as the non-profit organization’s Deputy Director. Members of the UNITE (Unlawful...

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Retirement celebration held for Nancy Hale

Retirement celebration held for Nancy Hale

Family, friends, co-workers, partners, and current and former Operation UNITE staff members and interns bid farewell to its President & CEO, Nancy Hale, at a retirement celebration held Friday, September 29, 2023. Hale began working as a volunteer with...

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Recovery is always possible

Recovery is always possible

Knowing how to respond to those with a substance use disorder, learning how to serve their needs, and sharing the possibility of hope were themes that resonated among more than 100 attendees at an annual gathering forused on recovery.The Reach for Recovery conference,...

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Regional youth rallies draw 1,633 students

Regional youth rallies draw 1,633 students

Four regional youth rallies for sixth-grade students held mid-September across the Operation UNITE service region drew 1,633 students from 49 schools in 22 counties.Rallies were held at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Sept. 12, The Forum in...

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