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Town hall forum set for Hazard

HAZARD – The first of four town hall-style public forums to solicit input on combating the state’s substance abuse problems will be held 5 p.m. Monday, January 11, at the new Perry County Library, 289 Black Gold Blvd., in Hazard. A major focus of the four forums is to...

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Family mentoring program offered

SOMERSET – A program designed to assist Pulaski County families overcome issues such as poverty, addiction and conflict is still in need of additional volunteers. To help reach its goal of mobilizing 100 families/individuals who would be willing to serve as mentors to...

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Tennessee man arrested

CUMBERLAND – A southern Tennessee resident was arrested last weekend after selling drugs to a police informant. Operation UNITE charged 57-year-old William Leon Walker Jr. with one count of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. The arrest took place...

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14 wanted for Suboxone sale

MANCHESTER – Fourteen Clay County residents have been identified for arrest following a 10-month undercover investigation by Operation UNITE centering on the illegal sale and distribution of the drug Suboxone. In conjunction with the Manchester Police Department,...

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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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