Journal-Times (Grayson, KY)

Letters to the Editor

January 8, 2014

Many volunteers support drug-free event for students

Jan. 8, 2014 — The editor:

The Carter County Cooperative Extension Service, Carter County Youth Service Centers, and Carter County Drug Free Coalition hosted our 3rd annual enrichment event for 9th Grade Students at East and West Carter High Schools titled Truth or Consequences: The Choice is Yours.

East Carter’s event took place on Nov. 8 and West Carter’s on Dec. 6. This is a role-playing event provided by the University of Kentucky, where students are given a scenario related to drug use. In the time allotted, students visited three or more community agencies or officials to learn the consequences or their actions. The purpose of this program is to allow students to see the consequences of drug and alcohol use. In addition to the role play there was breakout sessions with guest speakers, including one group of prisoners from the Federal Correctional Institution in Ashland.

This event would not be possible without our many volunteers and we would like to give a special thanks to each of them. We appreciate them taking time out of their busy schedules to help make a difference in the lives of our youth and the future of Carter County.

East Carter Volunteers

Community partners, agencies, officials, and businesses: Paul Ferguson–Pathways, Barb Tackett-Pathways, Phil Bloomer-Pathways, Patrick Flannery-County Attorney, Rebecca Phillips-Circuit Judge, Rachel Bowling-Commercial Bank, Shawn Moore-Carter County Detention Center, RW Boggs-Jailer, Jana McGlone-Little Sandy District Health Department, Denise Porter-Little Sandy District Health Department, Jim Varney-Carter County Drug Free Coalition and ENOUGH, Jeff May-School Resource Officer, Matt Morrison-Carter County Sheriff’s Office, Veronica Braun-East Carter High School, Aundra Shearer-East Carter High School, Michelle Wilhoit-First National Bank, Willis Kelly-First National Bank/Carter County Drug Free Coalition, Rupert Wilhoit-District Judge, Allen Rushden-Edward Jones, Ashley Shepherd-UNITE, Phillip Roe-Northeast, Jeannie Bradley-Commercial Bank

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