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 along the Tug and Levisa Forks of the Big Sandy. These efforts attract businesses and encourage economic development, while giving families the peace of mind that they are safe in their homes.
Economic development is key to moving southern and eastern Kentucky forward and that is why Rogers helped bring jobs to Martin County by supporting the location of a federal prison in the Big Sandy region. Rogers was also instrumental in securing funding for the KY 645 “Fly-over Bridge” project in Inez. This extension of KY3 relieves congestion, spurs job growth, and makes important safety improvements.
The health and wellbeing of individuals, families and seniors in southern and eastern Kentucky is a priority for Rogers. As such, he secured federal funds for the Roy F. Collier Community Center in Inez and the Martin County Health Initiative so individuals have a resource for wellness and prevention. Together, the community center and health initiative are raising awareness and providing a good opportunity to raise healthy families.
Martin County UNITE Coalition
Coordinator: Samantha “Sam” Ratliff – firstname.lastname@example.org, 606-889-0422 (work) or 606-794-9220 (cell)
Coalition meetings are held 11:00 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month (February, April, June, August, October and December). Locations vary at restaurants in Johnson and Martin counties.
Martin County PRIDE
Mike Crum, Martin County PRIDE Coordinator, (606) 298-2084
Candy Crum, City of Inez PRIDE Coordinator, (606) 298-4602, email@example.com
Rhonda Price, City of Warfield PRIDE Coordinator, (606) 395-6423, firstname.lastname@example.org
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
116 homes in Martin County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
84 homes in Martin County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects
506 homes in Martin County have been affected by the Corps of Engineers Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Martin County:
17 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
62 dumps eliminated
122 roadways cleaned
744 miles of roadway cleaned
9,333 individual appliances and 46.5 tons of appliances collected
16,448 tires collected
12,658 bags of trash and 6,857.92 tons of trash collected
1,230 volunteers have contributed 5,593 volunteer hours
|9/19/17||Senator McConnell and Representative Rogers Introduce Bill to Reform Appalachian Regional Commission|
|9/12/17||Rogers Votes for Bill to Improve Firefighter Health|
|8/8/17||$4 Million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grants Announced for Economic Development and Job Creation in Eastern Kentucky|
|8/4/17||2017 SOAR Summit Draws 1,250 Attendees|
|4/27/17||2017 Congressional Art Competition Deadline May 5|
|4/26/17||Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs on Saturday, April 29|
|3/27/17||Bipartisan RECLAIM Act of 2017 Introduced for 115th Congress|
|11/1/16||SOAR Executive Board Approves Regional Blueprint for Economic Growth|
|8/24/16||Rogers Applauds $2.75 POWER Grant for TechHire E.Ky.|
|2/5/16||SOAR Executive Board, Rogers Welcome Gov. Bevin as Co-Chair|