Johnson County

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

Coalition Coordinator
Jennifer Howard –, 606-889-0422 (work) or 606-794-5663 (cell)

Coalition Meetings
Noon on the 1st Monday of every month, Paintsville Recreation Center, 232 Preston Street, Paintsville.

Johnson County PRIDE 

Lillian Wheeler, Johnson County PRIDE Coordinator, 606.789.2550,
Scott Hale, City of Paintsville PRIDE Coordinator, 606.789.2597,

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

Cleanup Summary

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