Help Us Honor Them

National Police week is next week across the country. This special week includes May 15, which is known as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as National Police Week. Established by a joint resolution of Congress in 1962, National […]

They Give Hope

Just as President Ronald Reagan did 37 years ago with a presidential proclamation, I’m encouraging you in this edition of Koon’s Watch to recognize the contributions of the correctional officers to our county. Next week is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. We’re marking the occasion with special lunches and events for those who serve […]

Don’t toss them

You’ll have an opportunity to safely dispose of your expired or unwanted prescription drugs this Saturday as part of National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. I want to personally invite you to use these collection sites from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.: Sheriff’s Department Headquarters: 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington Walgreens: 2418 Augusta Hwy., Lexington (Canceled) […]

Risks of Addiction

This week is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. Each year, the week provides opportunities to talk about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. With that in mind, I’d like to share more with you about a topic you’ve probably heard a lot about in the news lately: the opioid crisis. As […]