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Local program requesting supplies for U.S. military troops in Afghanistan

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National Drug Court Month

In celebration of National Drug Court Month, the Harrison County Drug Court program is collecting supplies for active-duty soldiers in Afghanistan throughout May.
The program is asking the public to give items the troops need and is requesting that area agencies and businesses serve as donation sites.   
 Harrison County is part of the Region 6, which also includes: Bourbon, Franklin, Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Fleming, Gallatin, Kenton, Mason, Nicholas, Pendleton, Robertson, Scott and Woodford counties.
This region is asked to donate: Shampoo, sunscreen, travel-size tissues, small fruit packs, snacks that can withstand heat, summer sausage, sunflower seeds, sweetened drink mixes and toaster pastries
“Drug Court provides participants an opportunity to experience freedom from addiction,” Kentucky Drug Court manager Elizabeth Nichols said. “During National Drug Court Month in May, Drug Court programs and their participants want to serve the men and women who help protect freedom for all Americans. We need the community’s support to be successful. Please donate items to help soldiers wherever you see a ‘Drug Court Works to Support Our Troops’ box with the American flag and yellow ribbon and, if you head a business or an agency, offer to serve as a collection site.”
 Kentucky Drug Court programs statewide are soliciting donations for the troops during National Drug Court Month. The items will be combined and presented to the military in June to be delivered overseas. There are 55 Drug Court programs in the commonwealth serving 115 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.
For more information, contact Andrea Hinton, andreahinton@kycourts.net or 859-234-3520.