Drug Free Coalition for Butler County
The first step toward the creation of an Anti-Drug Coalition in Butler County took place on October 25th. A community meeting was held at the Butler County Educational Complex and around forty interested individuals attended.
Butler County received a drug free community mentoring federal grant worth $75,000 a year for two years to build a community coalition. The grant was the only one given in Kentucky and one of only twenty grants in the USA.
Jody Flener and several individuals from Ohio County were also in attendance. Flener works with an anti-drug program, “Together We Care,” in Ohio County. She has assisted Hancock, Breck, Edmonson and McLean counties in developing anti-drug programs and will be working with Butler County. Flener shared basics of the coalition and the process for development. There will be four meeting over the next few meets to organize the coalition. Butler County School Superintendent Scott Howard has agreed to serve as chairman of the coalition. For more information contact Rhonda Vaughn at 535-5333.