Recent News

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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Clay County drug dealers sought

MANCHESTER (12-11-12) – A total of 24 people were being sought Tuesday, December 11, on charges related to illegal drug trafficking in Clay County. The eight-month investigation was conducted in partnership between the Manchester Police Department and Operation UNITE...

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CNN show to feature RCHS students

Three Rockcastle County High School students will help “put a face” on the “hidden victims” of the prescription drug abuse epidemic during a show to air on CNN this weekend. Senior Hannah Eaton, Junior Sean Watkins and Sophomore Avery Bradshaw were interviewed earlier...

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Food drive feeds 41,255 people

Southern and Eastern Kentucky residents opened their hearts to help make the recent Thanksgiving holiday a bit brighter for many struggling families. More than 10.3 tons of food was collected in food drives conducted by UNITE Service Corps (AmeriCorps) members and...

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Pike roundup seeks 15 dealers

PIKEVILLE – Law enforcement officials spread out across Pike County on Tuesday, November 27, in an effort to arrest 15 individuals suspected of drug trafficking. The roundup culminated undercover investigations spanning about one year. “Most of our cases were...

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