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Medication drop box dedicated

SOMERSET (November 1, 2012) – Keeping expired or unwanted medications in your home can unknowingly make you a contributor to this area’s drug problem, Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers said Wednesday at the dedication of a new medication drop box located...

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Bi-partisan support pledged in drug fight

Bi-partisan support pledged in drug fight

PRESTONSBURG – State leaders joined Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers in pledging strong, bi-partisan support of efforts to curb prescription drug abuse during a forum held Monday night at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. More than 400 people attended the Bluegrass Policy...

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Service Corps: Giving kids hope

Service Corps: Giving kids hope

PAINTSVILLE – Operation UNITE’s Service Corps initiative sets an example of success that should be replicated across America, according to the head of the Corporation for National and Community Service. “We need to share this as a model to other rural counties across...

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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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