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‘Dragon’ destroys 12,172 pills in Magoffin

SALYERSVILLE – Magoffin County brought in 12,172 pills for destruction during its “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” event on October 24. The expired or unwanted pills brought to Operation UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator provided in cooperation with...

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Poster contest winners announced

Schools across the nation celebrate “Red Ribbon Week” each October with contests and activities to promote lifestyles that are tobacco, alcohol and other drug-free. In Kentucky, it is also time to celebrate “Arts and Humanities Month.” Combining these themes,...

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Trio arrested for meth manufacturing

MONTICELLO (10-16-12) – Three people were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine after police went to a Missouri Hollow home on a separate case late Monday night. Wayne County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 32-year-old Brian “Bear” Hutton, 22-year-old Joe Young Jr.,...

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Pill Dragon destroys 1 millionth pill

Pill Dragon destroys 1 millionth pill

BOONEVILLE – “Today in Owsley County you are going to make history,” U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers told nearly 100 people gathered at the Owsley County Senior Citizens Center Monday afternoon. “You are going to burn (Operation) UNITE’s one millionth pill.”...

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Policy forum on substance abuse

Policy forum on substance abuse

PRESTONSBURG (10-15-12) – A bi-partisan panel of state and federal policy makers will discuss current initiatives to make a positive impact on curbing the drug abuse epidemic at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park on Monday, October 29. A limited number of seats are still...

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Young professionals host drug forums

Two forums addressing the successes in battling substance abuse and in providing rehabilitation across southern and eastern Kentucky will be held Thursday, October 25. Both forums begin at 6 p.m., one at the Chad’s Hope Teen Challenge Center in Manchester and the...

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Service Corps grows to 44 members

Service Corps grows to 44 members

Operation UNITE’s Service Corps initiative continues to expand its impact across southern and eastern Kentucky. With the infusion of supplemental funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, UNITE now employs 44 full-time AmeriCorps members to...

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Dragon to hit 1M pill milestone

BOONEVILLE – Operation UNITE’s Pill Dragon is poised to destroy its 1 millionth pill during an appearance in Owsley County on Monday, October 15. Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers, along with members of the Kentucky Army National Guard command staff, will...

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OD death sentencing sets ‘precedent’

LONDON (10-4-12) – A Breathitt County woman is believed to be the first person federally sentenced in the Eastern District of Kentucky for causing an overdose death by illegally supplying the drugs. Judy McIntosh, 48, appeared before U.S. District Judge Gregory F. Van...

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