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November 13, 2017

Leaders​ ​from​ ​state​ ​and​ ​region​ ​to​ ​gather​ ​to​ ​recognize​ ​the​ ​success​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program’s second​ ​class​ ​of​ ​recovering​ ​addicts​ ​who​ ​are​ ​earning​ ​college​ ​hours​ ​and​ ​certificates​ ​that will​ ​enable​ ​them​ ​to​ ​start​ ​work​ ​in​ ​the​ ​addiction​ ​treatment​ ​field

PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS GRADUATES 2017 -- This is the first class of Addiction Peer Specialists. This week's graduation will be the second class to complete the courses needed for certification.PEER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS GRADUATES 2017 -- This is the first class of Addiction Peer Specialists. This week's graduation will be the second class to complete the courses needed for certification.

 

LOUISA,​ ​KY​ ​-​ ​ Addiction​ ​Recovery​ ​Care,​ ​LLC​ ​(ARC)​ ​announces​ ​the​ ​graduation​ ​ceremony​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Peer Support​ ​Specialist​ ​Academy​ ​(Academy),​ ​November​ ​15,​ ​2017​ ​at​ ​1:00​ ​p.m.​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Forks of​ ​Elkhorn​ ​Baptist​ ​Church​ ​in​ ​Midway,​ ​Kentucky.

The​ ​Academy​ ​is​ ​a​ ​six​ ​to​ ​nine​ ​month,​ ​500-hour​ ​program​ ​that​ ​includes​ ​240​ ​hours​ ​of classroom​ ​training​ ​and​ ​240​ ​practicum​ ​hours​ ​that​ ​incorporates​ ​an​ ​addiction​ ​treatment internship.​ ​Students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​successfully​ ​completed​ ​the​ ​Academy​ ​will​ ​receive​ ​state Peer​ ​Support​ ​Specialist​ ​Certification​ ​and​ ​additional​ ​training​ ​and​ ​certifications​ ​that​ ​will allow​ ​them​ ​to​ ​be​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​be​ ​employed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​addiction​ ​treatment​ ​field.​ ​The​ ​courses they​ ​complete​ ​may​ ​be​ ​transferable​ ​for​ ​college​ ​credit​ ​toward​ ​a​ ​college​ ​certificate​ ​or associate’s​ ​degree.

This​ ​graduating​ ​class​ ​is​ ​comprised​ ​of​ ​fifteen​ ​(15)​ ​students​ ​who​ ​have​ ​not​ ​only​ ​completed a​ ​minimum​ ​of​ ​60​ ​days​ ​of​ ​drug​ ​and​ ​alcohol​ ​treatment,​ ​but​ ​also​ ​an​ ​internship​ ​in​ ​addition to​ ​their​ ​coursework.​ ​ARC’s​ ​CEO​ ​Tim​ ​Robinson​ ​commented,​ ​“We​ ​are​ ​excited​ ​about​ ​the Peer​ ​Support​ ​Specialist​ ​Academy​ ​graduation.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​big​ ​step​ ​forward​ ​for​ ​the graduates​ ​and​ ​for​ ​our​ ​organization.​ ​The​ ​addiction​ ​treatment​ ​field​ ​needs​ ​workers​ ​and these​ ​will​ ​be​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​best​ ​and​ ​well-trained​ ​employees​ ​any​ ​treatment​ ​center​ ​could find.​ ​Fourteen​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sixteen​ ​graduates​ ​from​ ​the​ ​inaugural​ ​class​ ​are​ ​employed,​ ​all​ ​of them​ ​in​ ​the​ ​field​ ​of​ ​addiction​ ​treatment.”

About​ ​Addiction​ ​Recovery​ ​Care

ARC​ ​operates​ ​a​ ​network​ ​of​ ​state-licensed​ ​residential​ ​and​ ​outpatient​ ​drug​ ​&​ ​alcohol abuse​ ​treatment​ ​centers​ ​in​ ​Kentucky.​ ​The​ ​network​ ​includes​ ​six​ ​residential​ ​treatment centers​ ​including;​ ​a​ ​women’s​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Northeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Ashland,​ ​a​ ​women’s center​ ​in​ ​Southeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​London,​ ​a​ ​women’s​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Southeast​ ​Kentucky near​ ​Harlan,​ ​a​ ​men’s​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Northeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Morehead,​ ​a​ ​men’s​ ​center​ ​in Northeast​ ​Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Ashland,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​​ ​men’s​ ​residential​ ​center​ ​in​ ​Southeast Kentucky​ ​near​ ​Somerset,​ ​Kentucky. For​ ​more​ ​information​ ​visit​ ​​http://www.arccenters.com​​ ​​or​ ​if​ ​someone​ ​needs​ ​help​ ​with addiction​ ​call​ ​our​ ​treatment​ ​line​ ​at​ ​(606)638-0938.

 

Date: 11-13-2017

Letcher County High School closed after rumors

Letcher County Central High School was closed Monday after alleged threats that two students planned to shoot up or bomb the school.

Letcher Co. Central High school was closed today after two students threatened to bomb and shoot up the school.Letcher Co. Central High school was closed today after two students threatened to bomb and shoot up the school.

Letcher County Sheriff Danny Webb said rumors had been circulating for some time, and Lt. Bert Slone, the school resource officer, had been investigating. When the rumors hit social media over the weekend, school officials decided to play it safe and close the school on Monday.

Webb said two different threats were uncovered, one threatening a shooting, and the other threatening a bomb. The students who allegedly made the threat had been involved in a similar incident before, Webb said.

Both were in alternative education because of the previous complaint and just completed their punishment.

“It apparently got back out on the original complaint, and it got blown all out of proportion,” Capt. Barry Engle said.

Engle said police and school officials searched the school, including all of the lockers, Monday morning, but found nothing.


By Sam Adams
The Mountain Eagle

 

November 6, 2017

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. – The Fiber Optics training at Big Sandy Community and Technical College has attracted students from a number of states and Illinois resident Kris Robertson is one of those.

Kris Roberson studies and gets hands on training with the Fiber Optics training at Big Sandy Community and Technical College.  Kris Roberson studies and gets hands on training with the Fiber Optics training at Big Sandy Community and Technical College. Kris Roberson works as a certification and training manager at IPC. Inc. and he heard about our seven-day training from Jim Hayes with the F.O.A. The course includes certifications as a Certified Fiber Optics Technician, Certified Fiber Optics Specialists in Testing and Maintenance and Certified Fiber Optics Specialist in Outside Plant Cabling.

“I am working to get an industry certification to help bring the training into the electronics industry.” Said Kris Roberson. “Tom is a very personable instructor. He brought complicated material and made it very approachable.” Said Kris.

Fiber optics is such a large part of our everyday lives, and Kris is working to make that an even bigger reality.

“The students who complete this training are ready to hit the ground running.’ Said Tom Rouch, fiber optics instructor.” The most rewarding part of this job is when you get an email from a student telling you about a job they’re starting in the industry.”

For more information about this rewarding career; contact Danny Tonkin at (606) 788-2812
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