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 in Salyersville and beyond so that businesses in Magoffin County can continue to promote economic development and families can feel safe in their homes. He also successfully fought for FEMA to cover nearly all of the eligible costs from the May 2009 floods that overwhelmed local communities and resources.
For years southern and eastern Kentucky has been plagued by straight pipes, inadequate septic systems and contaminated drinking water. Sensing the need, Rogers has supported programs which have expanded Magoffin County’s 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. Toward that effort, Rogers secured funding for Pioneer Village in Salyersville. This site captures a sense of the vibrant history and heritage of Magoffin County for visitors, schoolchildren, and area families.
Magoffin ASAP/Drug-Free Communities UNITE Coalition
UNITE Coalition Coordinator
Samantha “Sam” Ratliff – email@example.com, 606-889-0422 (work) or 606-794-9220 (cell)
Noon on a quarterly basis on the third Monday of that month (March, June, September, December) at the Magoffin County Health Department, 132 East Mountain Parkway, Salyersville.
- REACH faith-based support group for substance use disorders meets 6 p.m. each Tuesday at the Health Department, 132 East Mountain Parkway, Salyersville. For information contact Larry Bennett, 606-349-3733
- Nar-Anon Family support group meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Health Department, 132 East Mountain Parkway, Salyersville.
Frankie Collett, Magoffin County/City of Salyersville PRIDE Coordinator, 606.349.2109
Magoffin County PRIDE AccomplishmentsHomes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
112 homes in Magoffin County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Magoffin County:
36 dumps eliminated
28 roadways cleaned
119 miles of roadway cleaned
6,703 individual appliances and 43 tons of appliances collected
3,157 tons of tires collected
2,691 bags of trash and 1,011 tons of trash collected
2,619 volunteers have contributed 7,373 hours
|9/10/10||Rogers Announces the Congressional Award District Committee for Southeastern Kentucky|
|9/9/10||Rogers Visits Troops in Afghanistan|
|8/30/10||Rogers Announces $1,648,973 for Salyersville Water Systems Improvements|
|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||Rogers: FEMA Individual Assistance Deadline Approaching Soon|
|6/30/10||First Responder Training Consortium to Receive $2.88 Million|
|6/23/10||Kentucky Highlands to Receive Small Business Innovation Funds|
|5/25/10||Rogers Announces Additional Counties Eligible to Receive Federal Funds to Assist with the May Flooding|