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 Lawrence County to expand their water line infrastructure which helps the environment, is important for economic development and essential for clean drinking water.
Bringing tourism to the region is another important way to boost economic development and create jobs. That is why Rogers supported improvement efforts around Yatesville Lake so that more individuals could enjoy the marina and campgrounds which showcase the beauty of Lawrence County.
Recognizing the importance of moving Kentucky products along the Big Sandy, Rogers has been instrumental in ensuring adequate funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to perform routine dredging as well as supported upgrades, repair and modernization of the valuable lock system along this Ohio River tributary.
Lawrence County Champions UNITE Coalition
Quarterly on the fourth Friday of each month at the Lawrence County Health Department, Louisa.
114 North Vinson Avenue, Louisa, KY 41230
UNITE Coalition Coordinator: Jennifer Howard – firstname.lastname@example.org, 606-889-0422 (work) or 606-794-5663 (cell)
Local Coalition Chair – Dr. Sheila Kensinger, 606-638-3322, email@example.com
Narcotics Anonymous meeting are held every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Three Rivers Medical Center, third floor conference room, in Louisa.
Point of Hope
The coalition works to support Father Beiting Appalachian Mission Center Point of Hope Community’s treatment and after-care programs by providing resource materials and assisting with transportation for participants. For more information about the Point of Hope Transitional Housing & Recovery Community contact Donald R. Setser, M. Min., at 606-638-2273 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Randy Woods, Lawrence County PRIDE Coordinator, 606.638.4102
Greg Slone, City of Louisa PRIDE Coordinator, 606.638.4038
Regina Jordan, City of Blaine PRIDE Coordinator, 606.615.3547
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
96 homes in Lawrence County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
37 homes in Lawrence County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects
57 homes in Lawrence County have been affected by the Corps of Engineers Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Lawrence County:
14 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
56 dumps eliminated
458 roadways cleaned
1,066 miles of roadway cleaned
6,584 individual appliances and 22,758.64 tons of appliances collected
28,764 tires collected
14,310 bags of trash, 2,010 tons of trash and 6,781 cubic yards of trash collected
3,890 volunteers have contributed 15,189 volunteer hours
600 pounds of recyclables collected
|7/29/09||Rogers Secures $500,000 for Forward in the Fifth|
|7/24/09||Rogers Announces $2.75 million for PRIDE|
|7/21/09||Rogers Secures Additional Funds for Region-wide Tourism/Economic Development Initiative|