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Whitley Co. needle exchange program set to start in early January

Whitley County Health Department officials say that it will probably be late December or early January before the county’s needle exchange program is up and running. Martha Steele, public health director at the health department, gave an update on the program during a Nov....
Posted On 30 Nov 2016

Camp UNITE once again a success, Varney tells coalition

Members of the Whitley County UNITE Coalition got an update on Camp UNITE and were introduced to their new coalition coordinator during their monthly meeting Monday afternoon. About 207 youth from 32 counties poured into Williamsburg July 26 – July 30 for the 10th Annual...
Posted On 24 Aug 2016

Rehab facility makes UNITE presentation

Members of the Whitley County UNITE Coalition heard from a representative of a Willisburg rehabilitation facility Monday that utilizes an electrotherapy device to ease withdrawal symptoms for clients. Isaiah House President Michael Cox was the keynote speaker for Monday’s...
Posted On 18 May 2016

Needle exchange debated at UNITE meeting

“Why in the world would we want to give people, who inject drugs, needles? Common sense would tell us all that we are enabling people to shoot up.” These are the words that Greg Lee, program director of HIV/AIDS continuing education for the Kentucky Cabinet for Health...
Posted On 20 Apr 2016

Operation UNITE offers free drug-testing kits to parents

Starting this week, parents will be able to pick up free saliva-based drug testing kits at various locations in Whitley County. The “Give Me A Reason” drug prevention initiative is a voluntary drug-testing program through the Appalachian High Intensity Drug...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016