Bringing tourism to the region is another important way to boost economic development and create jobs. Prompted by the need, Rogers secured funding to help build the Country Music Museum in Paintsville giving tourists and community members alike a showcase for learning about the rich culture and music tradition of Appalachia.
Opening up southern and eastern Kentucky through expanding road infrastructure is key to economic development. Rogers has made transportation a priority and secured funding to make expansion of U.S. 23 a reality in Johnson County. This highway expansion has encouraged growth and opened up new economic opportunities for local communities.
Protecting natural resources and preserving natural treasures has always been a priority of Rogers. He successfully secured recreational funding for Paintsville Lake, enhancing the visitor experience and opening up this gorgeous and breathtaking landscape.
Johnson County Operation UNITE Coalition
Jennifer Howard – email@example.com, 606-889-0422 (work) or 606-794-5663 (cell)
Noon on the 1st Monday of every month, Paintsville Recreation Center, 232 Preston Street, Paintsville.
Scott Hale, City of Paintsville PRIDE Coordinator, 606.789.2597, firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnson County PRIDE Accomplishments
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
159 homes in Johnson County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
18 homes in Johnson County have been affected by Wastewater Construction Projects
266 homes have been affected by Corps of Engineers projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Johnson County:
34 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
141 dumps eliminated
292 roadways cleaned
1,465 miles of roadway cleaned
2,657 individual appliances and 104.98 tons of appliances collected
34,388 tires collected
32,939 bags of trash and 309 tons of trash collected
9,512 volunteers contributed 41,692 volunteer hours
|9/19/17||Senator McConnell and Representative Rogers Introduce Bill to Reform Appalachian Regional Commission|
|9/12/17||Rogers Votes for Bill to Improve Firefighter Health|
|8/8/17||$4 Million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grants Announced for Economic Development and Job Creation in Eastern Kentucky|
|8/4/17||2017 SOAR Summit Draws 1,250 Attendees|
|4/27/17||2017 Congressional Art Competition Deadline May 5|
|4/26/17||Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs on Saturday, April 29|
|3/27/17||Bipartisan RECLAIM Act of 2017 Introduced for 115th Congress|
|3/13/17||Connecting Silicon Valley to "Silicon Holler”|
|1/13/17||$11 Million Awarded to EKCEP for Reemployment Services for Displaced Coal Miners|
|11/1/16||SOAR Executive Board Approves Regional Blueprint for Economic Growth|