Operation UNITE

Brian Burkhart

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency.

On this week's show, we discuss the meaning of that declaration and its potential impact on Kentucky.

Kentucky Community Service Agencies to Split $3.7 Million

Jun 30, 2015

The state of Kentucky is the recipient of $3.7 million to support community service projects.  The AmeriCorps funding goes to 12 programs, many serving southeast Kentucky.  Operation Unite Education Director Debbie Trusty says a $543,000 grant allows 44 AmeriCorps workers to meet one on one with school children and provide math tutoring and drug prevention education.  "The program gives them activities to be able to be involved in where they can take a stand in their school and be a leader and practice drug resistance skills with a group of like-minded students," said Trusty.