Jackson County

Kentucky’s fifth district has a reputation for a strong, vibrant workforce, low energy costs, and a meaningful quality of life.  For decades, Rogers has endeavored to open up Jackson County and the entire region to federal business and service opportunities, chiefly through coordination with the non-profit, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation. These efforts have resulted in successfully attracting forward-leaning companies in establishing and growing operations in southern and eastern Kentucky.

Protecting homes and businesses from the devastating effect of flooding has been a key focal point for Rogers. Toward that effort, he has been a supporter of the National Resource Conservation Service’s flood mitigation efforts which ensure businesses can continue to promote economic development and families can feel safe in their homes.  

The fight against illegal drugs remains a priority for Rogers. That is why he has secured funding for drug eradication in the Daniel Boone National Forest.  Keeping drugs off our streets is important to overcoming the epidemic of drug abuse in Jackson County and beyond.

OPERATION UNITE 

Lord's Gym of Jackson County Anti-Drug Coaltion

Congressman Rogers helped to kick off of the opening of The Lord's Gym of Jackson County in April 2009. The mission of the The Lord’s Gym is to reach out to at-risk youth, providing a positive alternative to drugs. 
Jackson County Schools adopted The National Archery in the Schools Program in cooperation with UNITE in 2009. An anti-drug curriculum is incorporated with the Archery program.

Lord’s Gym


Coalition Meetings
6 p.m. on the 2nd Thursday of every month at The Lord's Gym

UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Carl Varney – cvarney@centertech.com, 606-330-1406 (work), 606-594-8144 (cell) 

Coalition Officers


Cowboy Up For Christ




Click on the Cowboy Up for Christ logo to learn about an exciting weekly youth program being offered in Jackson County and proudly supported by Operation UNITE
Jackson County PRIDE 

PRIDE Coordinator

Jason Thomas, Jackson County/City of McKee PRIDE Coordinator, 606.287.7688

Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs

199 homes in Jackson County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
497 homes in Jackson County have been affected by Wastewater Construction Projects

Cleanup Summary

Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Jackson County:
16 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
83 dumps eliminated
550 roadways cleaned
1,372 miles of roadway cleaned
1,850 individual appliances and 1,904 tons of appliances collected
40,984 tires collected
8,819 bags of trash and 5,440 tons of trash collected
13,113 volunteers have donated 30,264 volunteer hours
26,000 pounds of recycling