Community holds anti-drug rally

By Rebekah Pewitt | 

BOONEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) – An anti-drug rally was put on by the Owsley County Drug Awareness Council at the Booneville United Methodist Church.

Guest speakers touched on topics like, new drug legislation, rehab programs, and community involvement.

The fight against drugs in Owsley County is ongoing, and community members gathered at an anti-drug rally Sunday to keep fighting.

“We believe we'll either choose to take our community back from drug dealers, or we'll pretty well lose a community a lot of us have grown up in and love,” said Council Chairman, Cale Turner.

More than two dozen people were arrested in a drug round up a few months ago.

“There's people that were rounded up that I really liked and think a lot of, but they're doing horrible things they're killing our people,” said Turner.

The Drug Awareness Council also honored State Police for their efforts in the war on drugs.

“It's important that they know that we do appreciate what they do, and like he said we are the only county that's ever given them a plaque or shown appreciation for what they do,” said Project Coordinator, Kasey Smith.

Police say they appreciate being recognized and will continue the fight.

The Drug Awareness Council meets the second Thursday of each month at noon at the Action Place on Old Highway 11 in Booneville.

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