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Stars shine at Shoot Hoops camp

Stars shine at Shoot Hoops camp

MT VERNON – Finding good role models who walk “the straight line” can be difficult, but participants in Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp July 14 had several stars guiding their way. The camp, held at Rockcastle County Middle School in Mt....

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UNITE Pike names new director

The Board of Directors of UNITE Pike is pleased to announce that it has selected Jarrod Hunt of Pikeville as the new Executive Director of the organization. “We are delighted to have Jarrod aboard at UNITE Pike,” said Bob Thompson, Chairman of the Board. “We believe...

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Avoid temptation, First Lady says

Avoid temptation, First Lady says

BOONS CAMP – A sign in the cafeteria at Meade Memorial Elementary reminds visitors: “A winning tradition … whatever it takes.” That philosophy, as it applies to the region’s fight against substance abuse, was echoed by Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear during a visit...

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Don’t let drugs be a distraction

Don’t let drugs be a distraction

JENKINS – With all the fanfare of a college basketball pre-game pep rally, residents from WestCare’s Hal Rogers Appalachian Recovery Center used music and dance moves to spark enthusiasm among participants at UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp July 7. The...

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UNITE wins Toyota vehicle

UNITE wins Toyota vehicle

Operation UNITE will receive a new Toyota vehicle to better serve the community thanks to the public’s support. In an on-line vote Sunday, June 26, UNITE beat out four other non-profit organizations in Toyota’s “100 Cars for Good” initiative. “This is exciting news,”...

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Rockcastle Shoot Hoops July 14

MT. VERNON – The last of six free regional basketball camps offered by Operation UNITE this summer will be held Thursday, July 14, at Rockcastle County Middle School in Mt. Vernon. Camp begins at 4 p.m. and lasts approximately three hours. Participants are asked to...

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Johnson Shoot Hoops July 12

PAINTSVILLE – The fifth of six free regional basketball camps offered by Operation UNITE this summer will be held Tuesday, July 12, at Meade Memorial Elementary School in Johnson County. Camp begins at 4 p.m. and lasts approximately three hours. Participants are asked...

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Letcher Shoot Hoops July 7

JENKINS – The fourth of six free regional basketball camps offered by Operation UNITE this summer will be held Thursday, July 7, at Jenkins High School in Letcher County. Camp begins at 4 p.m. and lasts approximately three hours. Participants are asked to arrive 30...

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Owsley ‘dragon’ destroys 5,674 pills

BOONEVILLE – Operation UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” destroyed 5,674 pills brought in as part of the “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” program held at the Owsley Action Team Building in Booneville Wednesday, June 29. The Pill Dragon – a mobile incinerator provided in...

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