Opening up southern and eastern Kentucky through expanding road infrastructure is key to jumpstarting the local economy. Rogers has made transportation a priority and secured funding to make U.S. 119 a reality in Pike County. He continues to fight to upgrade and expand 119 so that local communities can continue to grow and bring new jobs to the region.
The health and wellbeing of individuals, families and seniors in southern and eastern Kentucky is a longstanding priority of Rogers. Toward that end, Rogers has worked with Pikeville Hospital and Pikeville Medical College for important upgrades and was instrumental in locating a downtown parking garage to serve these facilities. Rogers was also instrumental in bringing Westcare to nearby Ashcamp to help individuals seeking to end drug addiction find hope and a place to go for help and rehabilitation.
UNITE Pike Coalition & UPIKE UNITE Coalition
Coordinator: Ashley Akers 606-889-0422
Held on a quarterly basis (April, July, October and January), 5 p.m., at Pikeville City Hall, 118 College Street, Pikeville.
Pike County UNITE
- Millard Middle School won the UNITE Middle School Club of the Year award for the Big Sandy Region in 2009.
- Operation UNITE teamed up with former University of Kentucky standouts Tim Couch and Craig Yeast to offer a regional football skills camps at Pikeville High School's field in June 2009. Friends of Coal and Joe Craft sponsored the event.
- A Back-to-School Bash was held at Pikeville City Park. Free school supplies were distributed. Event included free food, inflatables for the children, and informational booths.
- In July 2009, a free parent conference for those who have family members addicted to drugs was held at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Pikeville. Topics discussed included addiction, enabling and relapse. Sponsored by UNITE Pike.
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
159 homes in Pike County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
353 homes in Pike County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects
294 homes in Pike County have been affected by the Corps of Engineers Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Pike County:
82 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
416 dumps eliminated
1,414 roadways cleaned
3,401 miles of roadway cleaned
1,999 individual appliances and 1,630 tons of appliances collected
14,087 tires collected
61,590 bags of trash, 6,848 tons of trash and 43 cubic yards of trash collected
10,588 volunteers contributed 49,634 volunteer hours
|8/13/09||Big Sandy Regional Airport Awarded FAA Grant|
|8/11/09||Rogers’ Back to School Radio Actuality|
|8/5/09||Rogers Announces $143,370 for the Coal Run Village Police Department|
|6/26/09||Rogers Opposes “Cap and Tax,” Supports “All of the Above” Energy Plan|