McCreary County

Economic development is key to moving southern and eastern Kentucky forward and that is why Rogers helped bring jobs to McCreary County by supporting the location of a federal prison in the Big South Fork region.  This facility is moving McCreary County forward by creating good-paying jobs and boosting the local economy.

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 McCreary 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 attracting forward-leaning companies like Outdoor Venture Corporation to establish and grow operations in Stearns.

Bringing tourism to the region is another important way to boost economic development and create jobs.  Toward that effort, Rogers secured funding for the Big South Fork Scenic Railway Project and the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area so that families and tourists could learn about the rich, local heritage, witness the beauty of the area, and preserve the history of this region for generations to come.

UNITE Coalition

McCreary County UNITE

McCreary County PRIDE Accomplishments

Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs

205 homes in McCreary County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program

235 homes in McCreary County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects

123 homes in McCreary County have been affected by the Corps of Engineers Projects 

Cleanup Summary

Following is a summary of cleanup totals for McCreary County:

2 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned

51 dumps eliminated

314 roadways cleaned

772 miles of roadway cleaned

9,294 individual appliances and 345 tons of appliances collected

28,015 tires collected

12,121 bags of trash, 2,061 tons of trash and 4,592 cubic yards of trash collected

8,118 volunteers have contributed 15,873 volunteer hours

20 bags of recyclables collected