Lee County

For years southern and eastern Kentucky has been plagued by straight pipes, inadequate septic systems and contaminated drinking water.  Sensing the need, Rogers has been diligent in securing funding for Beattyville and beyond to expand their sewer and water line infrastructure which helps the environment, is important for economic development and essential for clean drinking water.

As a former Commonwealth Attorney, Rogers has long been an advocate on behalf of local law enforcement and improving public safety. Funded through the USDA Rural Development program, Rogers has supported the City of Beattyville and Lee County in obtaining new police cruisers to improve emergency response times, protect officers, and give county residents peace of mind. Lee County police officers also work with Operation UNITE to curb drug trafficking and end drug-related crimes.

Kentucky’s fifth district has a reputation for a strong, vibrant workforce, low energy costs, and a meaningful quality of life. For decades, Rogers has endeavored to open up Lee County and the entire region to federal business and service opportunities, chiefly through coordination with the non-profit, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation. These efforts have resulted in successfully assisting forward-leaning companies operate in Beattyville.

OPERATION UNITE

People Encouraging People (PEP) Coalition

UNITE Coalition Coordinator: Carl Varney – cvarney@centertech.com, 606-330-1406 (work), 606-594-8144 (cell)

Coalition Meetings
5 p.m. (board of directors) quarterly on the 4th Monday of the month at the PEP building, 70 Locust Street, Beattyville.

PEP Executive Director: Brenda Campbell – 606-464-0494, pepcoalition@bellsouth.net

PEP programs
A variety of classes for youth continue to be offered at the PEP building. In addition, volunteers from the coalition teach prevention and anti-bullying curriculum at both the elementary and middle schools.

Support groups

  • Narcotics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Wednesdays at St. Thomas Episcopal Church
  • Alcoholics Anonymous, meets 8 p.m. Mondays at Queen Of All Saints Catholic Church
  • Lifeline, meets 7 p.m. Thursdays on the second floor of the Lee County Courthouse.

For information call 606-464-0494 or pepcoalition@bellsouth.net.

Lee County PRIDE 

PRIDE Coordinators

Tina Lucas, Lee County PRIDE Co-Coordinator, 606.464.4107
Sandy Gay, Lee County PRIDE Co-Coordinator, 606.464.8480
Sally Gilbert, City of Beattyville PRIDE Coordinator, 606.464.5007

Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs

166 homes in Lee County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
153 homes in Lee County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects

Cleanup Summary

Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Lee County:
6 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
50 dumps eliminated
298 roadways cleaned
961 miles of roadway cleaned
19,409 appliances and 818.33 tons of appliances collected
20,545 tires collected
13,155 bags of trash, 1,974 tons of trash and 660 cubic yards of trash collected
8,200 volunteers have donated 28,396 volunteer hours