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Chad’s Hope speaks at Sand Gap

By Neal Broadus, Title 1 Parent Involvement Coordinator MANCHESTER (11-23-09) -- Chad’s Hope is a faith-based substance abuse treatment center located across the Clay County line, just off of Highway 421, going toward Manchester. It was built, in large part, due to a...

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12 indicted in Wayne

MONTICELLO – An investigation by Operation UNITE into illegal drug trafficking in Wayne County has resulted in the indictment of a dozen people. Law enforcement officers from UNITE and the Monticello Police Department – which had additional cases from separate...

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‘Thriving Families’ program begins

SOMERSET - The Pulaski County Transformation Team, Pulaski County UNITE Coalition and the Pulaski Ministerial Association collaborated on a the first step of a community wide endeavor - the Pulaski County Thriving Families Program. The program's goal is to mobilize...

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Schools receive AmeriCorps members

Schools receive AmeriCorps members

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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Jury returns guilty verdict

HAZARD – A Perry County Jury needed only a few minutes of deliberation to find a Bonnyman woman guilty of trafficking in OxyContin. With the verdict Tuesday in Perry Circuit Court, 69-year-old Della Hurt becomes the last of four family members to be convicted on drug...

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Interstate drug trafficking crackdown

Interstate drug trafficking crackdown

(11-2-09) Operation UNITE detectives targeted more than 100 individuals from 10 Southern and Eastern Kentucky counties as part of last week’s crackdown on interstate drug trafficking. The drug roundup, the largest in state history, was called “Operation Flamingo Road”...

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Rx prescription rate increases

• Release issued by the Commonwealth of Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet • UNITE statement at end of story FRANKFORT, KY (9-30-09) – The rate of prescriptions dispensed for controlled substances increased in 118 of Kentucky’s 120 counties between 2005 and...

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Meth bust in Jackson County

ANNVILLE – Two Jackson County women were arrested Friday, October 23, after materials found to make methamphetamine were discovered at their residence. Operation UNITE detectives charged 32-year-old Tina Young (also known as Tina Adkins) and 24-year-old Misty D....

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McCreary roundup update

WHITLEY CITY – Eleven of 19 people wanted in the latest drug roundup in McCreary County have now been arrested. Four people were served indictment warrants Monday night or early Tuesday by law enforcement officials from the McCreary County Sheriff’s Office and...

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