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.
Knott Drug Abuse Council
Knott County PRIDE
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
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
|7/16/10||Rogers Secures $200,000 for the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg|
|7/9/10||Rogers Presents First-Ever Difference Maker Awards|
|7/2/10||Rogers Announces Counties Eligible to Receive USDA Disaster Assistance|
|6/30/10||First Responder Training Consortium to Receive $2.88 Million|
|6/23/10||Kentucky Highlands to Receive Small Business Innovation Funds|