Protecting homes and businesses from the devastating effect of flooding has been a key focal point for Rogers. He has secured essential infrastructure funds for flood control projects in Middlesboro, Pineville, and beyond so that businesses in Bell County can continue to promote economic development and families can feel safe in their homes.
Boosting economic development, creating jobs and providing new opportunities for those seeking employment have long remained top priorities for Rogers leading him to secure funding for the Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency, including its new headquarters located in Pineville. The Agency has a multitude of resources to keep Bell County moving forward.
Bringing tourism to the region not only showcases Bell County’s unique assets, it helps to boost the economy and create jobs. Rogers went to work and secured funding to complete the Cumberland Gap Tunnel and enhancements to the visitor’s center at the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park. He has also been at the forefront of securing funds for acquisition of Fern Lake and the surrounding watershed so that this Kentucky treasure is preserved for generations to come. In addition, Rogers continues to fight to upgrade and expand 119 in Bell County so that the local community can continue to grow.
Bell County UNITE Coalition
Coordinator: Tom Vicini 606-487-3700
6 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Shades of Brown Coffee Shop, 2119 Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro.
Bell County UNITE
Sharon Teaney, director of the Lighthouse Mission Center in Pineville, spoke to the UNITE Board of Directors at their regular meeting on June 15 about their plans to implement a vocational rehabilitation program. This is necessary for people in recovery to stay on the right track by focusing on their strengths, not weaknesses. For more information call 606-337-1834.
Bell County holds a weekly Drug and Alcohol Recovery Lifeline program at the Lighthouse Medical Clinic in Pineville. Narcotics Anonymous meets 7 p.m. each Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 149 North 28th Street in Middlesboro.
Bell County PRIDE
John O’Boyle, Bell County PRIDE Coordinator
Ina Robbins, City of Pineville PRIDE Coordinator
Randy Melton, City of Middlesboro PRIDE Coordinator
Bell County PRIDE Accomplishments
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
240 homes in Bell County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
157 homes in Bell County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects
115 homes in Bell County have been affected by Corps of Engineers Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Bell County:
13 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
29 dumps eliminated
229 roadways cleaned
509 miles of roadway cleaned
395 individual appliances, 71.88 tons of appliances and 8 tractor trailer loads of appliances collected
5,399 tires collected
11,846 bags of trash and 1,961 tons of trash collected
7,355 volunteers donated 19,715 volunteer hours