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‘Dragon’ consumes 6,661 pills in Wolfe

CAMPTON – A “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” program resulted in the destruction of 6,661 pills in Campton Thursday, June 16. Operation UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” – a mobile incinerator provided in cooperation with Eastern Kentucky PRIDE and the Kentucky Army National...

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Rogers Fights for More Drug Ed Requirements

WASHINGTON, DC (June 17, 2011) - U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) has joined his colleagues in the Congressional Caucus on Prescription Drug Abuse in introducing bipartisan legislation to strengthen the battle against the nation’s fastest growing drug problem....

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National Summit on Rx Drug Abuse

National Summit on Rx Drug Abuse

Communities across the United States continue to be ravaged by the abuse of prescription drugs. It is time to bring all parties together to find data-driven solutions to this problem. Operation UNITE will coordinate the first national summit focusing only on the issue...

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Having fun means avoiding drugs

Having fun means avoiding drugs

JACKSON – High-5s and chest bumps were exchanged liberally after each completed skill. “You have to try and you have to have fun,” explained Jeff Sheppard, a former University of Kentucky basketball standout who conducted UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp...

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Golf scramble raises nearly $3,000

Golf scramble raises nearly $3,000

LONDON – Lana Cornett stepped up to the practice green at Crooked Creek Golf Course Monday morning and sank a 20-foot putt with a precision typically reserved for the club’s professional. Cornett, who doesn’t play golf, reacted with astonishment to the cheers of the...

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Teamwork key to avoiding drugs

Teamwork key to avoiding drugs

FLAT LICK – Staying off drugs means surrounding yourself with a good team, participants at UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs camp were told Thursday, June 9. “Drugs are a distraction,” said Jeff Sheppard, a former University of Kentucky basketball standout who conducted...

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Rogers: Parents key to drug prevention

Rogers: Parents key to drug prevention

NANCY – Providing opportunities for youth and staying involved with their lives are key elements in preventing experimentation with drugs, Congressman Hal Rogers told more than 50 parents and caregivers during an Operation UNITE program Tuesday, June 7. “The most...

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Harlan roundup targets 52 dealers

Harlan roundup targets 52 dealers

BENHAM – Indictment warrants have been issued for 52 people following an investigation into the illegal sale of drugs in Harlan County. Most of those wanted by Operation UNITE live in the Tri-Cities area of Benham, Cumberland and Lynch. More than two dozen law...

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Vote for UNITE to win new car

Helping children attend UNITE’s youth programs and addicts receive access to treatment and education would be enhanced if Operation UNITE wins a new vehicle from Toyota. To make this happen, however, UNITE needs the public’s support in an on-line contest to be held...

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