Knott County

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 around Troublesome Creek and beyond so that businesses in Knott County can continue to grow and families can feel safe in their homes.  

For years southern and eastern Kentucky has been plagued by straight pipes, inadequate septic systems and contaminated drinking water. Sensing the need, Rogers secured funding for Carr Creek Lake in Knott County which ensures a reliable, clean water supply, utilizes vital water treatment programs and enhances economic development through tourism.  All of these efforts are not only good for the environment; they help develop the local economy and are essential for bringing clean drinking water to Knott. 

The epidemic of drug abuse has affected nearly every individual, community and family in southern and eastern Kentucky.  Recognizing the difficult challenges that exist, Rogers has championed the fight against illegal drugs. Through Operation UNITE, the Knott Drug Abuse Council received federal funding to strengthen important drug prevention efforts throughout the community.

OPERATION UNITE

Knott Drug Abuse Council

Coordinator: Jennifer Howard – jhoward@centertech.com, 606-889-0422 (work) or 606-794-5663 (cell)

Coalition Meetings
Noon on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, Knott County Justice Center, second floor District Courtroom, 76 West Main Street, Hindman.

Program Director

Lola Patterson – 606-785-5503 (w), 606-785-4046 (fax), lolap_04@yahoo.com 


Knott County PRIDE

Gilmer Slone, Knott County PRIDE Coordinator, 606.785.0184
Patrick Greene, City of Pippa Passes PRIDE Coordinator, 606.638.6207

Knott County PRIDE Accomplishments

Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs

271 homes in Knott County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
100 homes in Knott County have been affected by Wastewater Construction Projects

Cleanup Summary

Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Knott County:

45 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
146 dumps eliminated
217 roadways cleaned
1,032 miles of roadway cleaned
7,966 individual appliances and 180.44 tons of appliances collected
7,848 tires collected
28,554 bags of trash, 912 tons of trash and 350 cubic yards of trash collected
4,577 volunteers have donated 20,403 hours