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‘Pill Dragon’ to visit Johnson County

PAINTSVILLE – An effort to raise awareness about the dangers posed by prescription and over-the-counter medications kept in the home will conclude with a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” program on Thursday, March 31. Citizens are urged to bring all unused,...

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Bath sets Pill Dragon record

OWINGSVILLE – Bath County citizens brought 56,826 pills for destruction during a free “Clean Your Medicine Cabinet Out Day” program March 23, obliterating the previous record set last fall. Numerous folks came to the Bath County Courthouse to turn in their unused,...

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Corbin double feature a hit

CORBIN – A double feature at the Tri-County Cineplex Saturday is receiving rave reviews. A pill take-back program coupled with a showing of the documentary “An Appalachian Dawn” capped a months-long effort to raise awareness of securing your medications and the area’s...

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Former board members honored

By Neal Broadus Lord’s Gym Chairman In 2007 a group of local citizens came together in order to research the feasibility of opening a community activity center in Jackson County. The center would offer various activities and programs for the community and its youth....

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Family Fun Night well attended

McKEE - On Friday, Feb. 25, The Lord’s Gym had their first “Family Fun Night”, which was sponsored by CAP/Camp A.J., the Title 1 Parent Involvement Program and the Lord’s Gym of Jackson County Anti-drug Coalition. Seventy people of all different ages came out with...

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Archery team on target

McKEE - The Lord’s Gym of Jackson County Anti-drug Coalition was recently able to help support the J.C.H.S. Archery Team by awarding them $1,500 funding from Operation UNITE. The funds were given to the school so that the team’s coach, Matt Vickers, would be able to...

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15,702 pills destroyed in McCreary

WHITLEY CITY – A pill take-back program held in McCreary County over the weekend was one of the most successful held to date. The 15,702 unwanted, unused or out-of-date pills brought for destruction by Operation UNITE’s “Pill Dragon” ranked eighth greatest among the...

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6,585 pills destroyed in Rowan

MOREHEAD – A campaign by the Rowan County UNITE Coalition to encourage the safe disposal of prescription and over-the-counter medications was a hit. Ten citizens and two police agencies brought 6,585 unwanted, unused or out-of-date pills for destruction by the “Pill...

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21 sought in Letcher roundup

WHITESBURG – A lengthy investigation by Operation UNITE into illegal prescription drug sales in Letcher County has resulted in the indictment of 21 individuals on 35 felony cases. Detectives, accompanied by deputies from the Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb’s Office,...

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