Aug 18 2014
Today, U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) joined Eastern Kentucky PRIDE, the McCreary County Water and Sewer District, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Heritage Hall to break ground on a sewer extension project that will serve nearly 90 homes. The project will extend service from Revelo to Stearns.
"Providing clean water and sanitary sewer to families across southern and eastern Kentucky continues to be one of my top priorities," said Rogers. "I'm so proud of the work that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, our Water and Sewer Districts and our Area Development Districts have teamed up to do over the last 17 years with PRIDE."
The project is estimated to cost nearly $700,000 with projected completion by August 2016.
“I applaud Steve Owens and the McCreary Water District for their commitment to improving the lives of the residents of McCreary County," said Tammie Wilson, CEO of Eastern Kentucky PRIDE. "I look forward to partnering with them and the Corp of Engineers to see this project completed."
At the event, Congressman Rogers commended McCreary County volunteers for their efforts during the annual PRIDE Spring Cleanup Month in April. In McCreary County, PRIDE volunteers have cleaned up 51 illegal dumps, cleaned 866 miles of roadway, removed some 10,000 old appliances, collected nearly 30,000 old tires and 6,000 pounds of recycling.
In recognition of exemplary volunteer efforts with PRIDE, Rogers presented the McCreary County Girl Scouts with the PRIDE Volunteer of the Month Award.
"The McCreary County Girl Scouts are always among the first to volunteer each year for the PRIDE Cumberland Falls Spring Clean-up and the McCreary County U.S. 27 Clean Sweep," said Rogers. "Additionally, they help keep our state parks, the county park, and our Forest Service campgrounds clean. So next time, folks are at the park or the campground, I hope they think about our Girl Scouts before they decide to litter again. I'm so proud of the example they are setting for all generations."
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter @RepHalRogers or on Facebook @CongressmanHalRogers.