Opening up southern and eastern Kentucky through expanded transportation facilities is key to economic development. Rogers has made transportation a priority and secured funding for the West Liberty Transit facility so that the growing transportation demands of the area can be met and to improve the quality of life for Morgan County residents.
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 Morgan 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 like Boneal, Inc. to establish and grow operations in West Liberty.
Morgan County UNITE Coalition
Coordinator: Ashley Akers 606-889-0422
Noon on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Morgan County Community Center, 450 Prestonsburg Street, West Liberty.
Morgan County UNITE
A Narcotics Anonymous support group meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at the Christian Church in West Liberty. For information call Paul Casteel at 606-743-4356 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition Chair Sharon Tharp attends District Court each Tuesday and Circuit Court the last Monday of each month. Volunteers are always needed.
Linda Rose, Morgan County PRIDE Coordinator
Sally Barker, City of West Liberty PRIDE coordinator
Morgan County PRIDE Accomplishments
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
182 homes in Morgan County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
200 homes in Morgan County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects
80 homes in Morgan County have been affected by the Corps of Engineers Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Morgan County:
6 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
75 dumps eliminated
177 roadways cleaned
1,181 miles of roadway cleaned
3,053 individual appliances and 22 tons of appliances collected
14,717 tires collected
8,303 bags of trash, 10,153 tons of trash and 325 cubic yards of trash collected
1,790 volunteers have contributed 11,007 hours
|10/17/18||$4 Million Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grant Announced for EastPark Industrial Park|
|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|
|1/13/17||$11 Million Awarded to EKCEP for Reemployment Services for Displaced Coal Miners|
|11/1/16||SOAR Executive Board Approves Regional Blueprint for Economic Growth|