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Operation UNITE Awarded $100K to Fight Drug Abuse in Southeastern Kentucky

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The Appalachian Regional Commission has approved a $100,000 grant for Operation UNITE to continue fighting drug abuse in southern and eastern Kentucky. 

U.S. Representative Hal Rogers says the funding will help expand the organization's impact. Rogers says Operation UNITE's approach to curb addiction has become a national model.

Rogers helped launch UNITE in 2003. The competitive grant includes $50,000 from the CDC.

His office says UNITE has committed $25,000 in matching funds for the grant program and that the funding will be used to strengthen UNITE's plan to reflect the rapid changes in drug trends.

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