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5K Run Results

Laurel County UNITE Coalition held its second 5K Run Against Drugs on Saturday, May 1. Below are the results: Place Time Name Age 1 17:17 Laban Towery 19 2 17:41 Mark Ramsey 43 3 19:13 Sam Casada 16 4 19:14 Kevin Black 38 5 20:18 Scott Robinson 30 6 20:47 Al Fryman 52...

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Collaboration key to drug fight

SOMERSET – “We’re just this close away from making a big change,” predicted Kathy Hall, holding her thumb and index finger about one inch apart as she spoke. “I feel we’ve got a good start (on collaboration), but we’ve got to expand it.” Hall, chair of the Pulaski...

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Symposium seeks to unify efforts

SOMERSET (4-9-10) – A free symposium designed to facilitate a unified approach to Pulaski County’s drug problems will be held at The Center For Rural Development on Thursday, April 29. “Pulaski County was selected for this symposium because it has so much to offer –...

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Service Corps helps 16 schools

Service Corps helps 16 schools

Sixteen elementary schools in eight Eastern Kentucky counties are receiving additional assistance during the 2009-10 school year through Operation UNITE’s Service Corps. Provided in conjunction with the state AmeriCorps program, UNITE Service Corps members teach the...

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Prescription Drug Addiction & Safety

Prescription Drug Addiction & Safety

A free symposium on Prescription Drug Addiction and Safety in Your Workplace will be held Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Forum in Hazard. Continuing Education units have been approved. Lunch is included. Sponsored by UNITE, the Kentucky Medical...

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Pike drug dealer arrested

PIKEVILLE – Hundreds of prescription pills, cash and a rifle were confiscated following the execution of a search warrant in the Shelbiana community on March 26. Operation UNITE charged 47-year-old Patricia Hopkins with one count each of first-degree trafficking in a...

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Martin Co Drug Roundup

INEZ – Eight of 10 people wanted for trafficking in prescription drugs were arrested Tuesday, March 9, in a roundup conducted by Operation UNITE. Law enforcement officials were continuing to try and locate the remaining two individuals Tuesday evening. The roundup...

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Medical symposium held

Medical symposium held

HAZARD – Better utilization of the state’s prescription drug monitoring program, increasing education about the disease of addiction, and providing greater collaboration and communication on available resources were all short-term priorities identified by medical...

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Active meth lab found

MONTICELLO – Two men were arrested February 26 after an active methamphetamine lab was discovered at a western Wayne County residence. Operation UNITE charged 33-year-old Troy E. Paige of Raines Road, Monticello, and 43-year-old Jimmy Rednour of Route 3, Albany, with...

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