The health and wellbeing of individuals, families and seniors in southern and eastern Kentucky is a priority for Rogers. As such, he has secured federal funds for Appalachian Regional Healthcare and the UK Center for Excellence in Rural Health. ARH not only provides much needed medical support, it is raising awareness and providing educational opportunities so that the local community can raise healthy families.
Bringing new opportunities to the region that will advance the local economy has been a focal point of Rogers. As a result, he was able to secure funding for the Hazard Airport’s instrument landing system which is vital to improving aviation safety, particularly in mountainous areas. He also was successful in bringing a law enforcement training and community center to the area so that essential needs of the community can be met.
Perry County UNITE Coalition & HCTC UNITE Coalition - Hazard Campus
Coordinator: Tom Vicini 606-487-3700
Noon on the 3rd Monday of each month in Room 227 of the First Federal Building at Hazard Community & Technical College, 1 Community Center Drive, Hazard
Perry County UNITE
- Hazard Community and Technical College has established drug education and information centers on each of its four campuses. These centers provide information about support groups, drugs, treatment options and Operation UNITE. Training materials are available to students, faculty and staff in the HCTC library. Currently hundreds of people have benefitted from the materials.
The coalition sponsors weekly Lifeline “Stepping Into Freedom,” “Anger Management,” and “Concerned Persons” groups at New Hope Church in Hazard.
Rosa Couch, Perry County PRIDE Coordinator
Tammi Gorman, City of Hazard PRIDE Coordinator
Veda Wooton, City of Buckhorn PRIDE Coordinator
Ernest Back, City of Vicco PRIDE Coordinator
Perry County PRIDE Accomplishments
Homes Affected by Wast Water Treatment Programs
506 homes in Perry County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
1,127 homes in Perry County have been affected by the Corps of Engineers Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Perry County:
49 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
99 dumps eliminated
758 roadways cleaned
2,558 miles of roadway cleaned
16,544 individual and 3,140 tons of appliances collected
48,081 tires collected
89,741 bags of trash, 9,543 tons of trash and 120 cubic yards of trash collected
59,138 volunteers donated 182,616 volunteer hours
212,280 pounds of recyclables collected