Earl Young

Earl Young

He was born in Florida – a drug baby addicted to heroin before his first breath. Orphaned and then adopted, Earl Young was brought to Breathitt County, where he had a normal childhood. He played football and excelled in sports.Earl joined the U.S. Army after high...
Christina Butcher

Christina Butcher

Since I was a young girl, I have always battled with insecurity. I never felt comfortable in my own skin. I never felt pretty, and I was always comparing myself to other girls my age.When I was 13 years old, I began dieting and exercising. This obsession would control...

First SHND camps draw 351 youth

LONDON – At some point, there will be a temptation to take drugs, Fifth District Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers told participants at the start of Operation UNITE’s Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp in Laurel County Monday evening. “You need to stay away from...

SHND camps begin June 30

The clock is ticking down to the tip-off of Operation UNITE’s first two regional Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camps of the summer. Conducted by former University of Kentucky all-star Jeff Sheppard, the camps are free to any school-aged youth. Fifth District...

Heroin cases highlight Pike roundup

PIKEVILLE – Heroin is slowly becoming a trendy drug among Pike County dealers. “It’s cheaper and it’s becoming easier to get than prescription drugs such as OxyContin,” said Keith Napier, Operation UNITE’s Big Sandy Task Force manager. “We’ve been noticing this trend...