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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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Training for disasters

Tornados, floods … and now earthquakes. Disasters can strike Kentucky communities at any time, and it is important to have trained individuals in place to facilitate rescue and recovery efforts With this in mind, each of Operation UNITE’s 44 Service Corps (AmeriCorps)...

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Botts named Deputy of the Year

Botts named Deputy of the Year

FRENCHBURG -- James Botts, a long-time member of Operation UNITE’s Drug Task Force, was named Deputy of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association earlier this fall. Botts, who works through the Menifee County Sheriff’s Office, was honored for his humanitarian...

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$100,000 donated for treatment

$100,000 donated for treatment

HAZARD – Residents of four Kentucky River-area counties will continue to receive help obtaining substance abuse treatment because of the concern of a local corporation. Kentucky River Properties, LLC, was recognized for their philanthropic gift to the UNITE Foundation...

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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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