Protecting homes and businesses from the devastating effects of flooding has been a key focal point for Rogers. He has secured essential infrastructure funds for flood control projects in the town of Martin, Prestonsburg and beyond, enabling businesses in Floyd County to grow and families can feel safe in their homes. He also successfully fought for FEMA to cover nearly all of the eligible costs from the May 2009 floods that overwhelmed local communities and resources.
Bringing tourism to the region is another important way to boost economic development and create jobs. That is why Rogers secured funding for the Mountain Arts Center and Stone Crest recreational area in Prestonsburg which have been tremendous assets for the local community. Families are now able to come and enjoy the tradition of country music.
The Highlands Regional Medical Center has recently expanded to offer an autism center to meet the demands around the region As a supporter of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Rogers helped to ensure that Highlands Regional Medical Center was able to obtain funding from ARC so that this state of the art facility would be available and meet the needs of families in the area.
Floyd County Drug Coaltion of UNITE
Coalition Mailing Address: 1033 South Highland Avenue, Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Floyd County PRIDE Accomplishments
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
135 homes in Floyd County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
358 homes in Floyd County have been affected by Wastewater Construction Projects
848 homes in Floyd County have been affected by the Corps of Engineers Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Floyd County:
42 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
29 dumps eliminated
210 roadways cleaned
529 miles of roadway cleaned
1,671 individual appliances and 486 tons of appliances collected
62,001 tires collected
24,135 bags of trash, 6,578 tons of trash and 90 cubic yards of trash collected
10,362 volunteers contributed 27,605 volunteer hours
32,000 pounds of recycling