Recent News

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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‘Best practices’ PDMP report lauded

WASHINGTON, DC (9-20-12) – Coordinating best practices of our nation’s prescription drug monitoring programs will enhance opportunities to save lives and curb abuse and addiction, according to the director of a successful anti-drug organization in Kentucky. “Too often...

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Michigan doctor ran pill pipeline to KY

PIKE (9-7-12) – A Michigan doctor and two of his patients, suspected of operating a pill distribution ring to Eastern Kentucky, were arrested by federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officials earlier this week. Dr. Anthony Choe, 45, of Chelsea, Michigan, was...

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Input sought for prayer rallies

Community members are invited to participate in a meeting to plan for a regional Prayer Against Illegal Drugs rally to be held later this year. The planning meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 30, at the Garfield Community Center, located next to the...

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9 indicted in Breathitt County

JACKSON (August 20, 2012) – Police continue their search for five of nine Breathitt County residents wanted on drug-related charges. Undercover drug investigations over the past year by Operation UNITE resulted in indictments by a Breathitt County Grand Jury on August...

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Fr. Ralph Beiting remembered

Fr. Ralph Beiting remembered

We have lost a dear friend of southern and eastern Kentucky. The Rev. Ralph William Beiting, a Catholic priest who spent the past 62 years serving the needs of the poor, passed away Thursday in Ashland. He founded the interdenominational Christian Appalachian Project...

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KEMI partners with UNITE

KEMI partners with UNITE

SOMERSET – Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance (KEMI) has partnered with Operation UNITE to help educate the public on the need to safeguard medications in the home. “As Kentucky’s largest provider of workers’ compensation insurance with more than 21,000...

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Judiciary Committee meets in McCreary

STEARNS – “The laws that you passed will save lives,” Karen Kelly, director of Operation UNITE, told members of the Kentucky General Assembly’s Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary meeting Friday morning in McCreary County. Kelly was one of several people to address...

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