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PRESTONSBURG, Ky -- U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) welcomes Adam Rice as his new Field Representative for Eastern Kentucky. Rice will serve 15 counties in the Fifth Congressional District including Breathitt, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Johnson, Knott, Lawrence, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Rowan, Perry and Pike Counties.

“Adam was born and raised in Paintsville and knows first-hand, many of the issues and concerns of the people of our region,” said Rogers. “Adam's experience as an educator, counselor, and coach will will be beneficial in this new role and I am confident that he will be a great resource for Eastern Kentuckians.” 

Rice brings a wealth of experience and education to the Rogers' team. He has a Bachelor's Degree in History from Eastern Kentucky University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Morehead State University. Rice is a former teacher and coach at Paintsville Independent Schools and has spent the past year and a half as a Substance Abuse Counselor. 

“I count it a privilege to work in my hometown region and I look forward to helping improve eastern Kentucky along-side Congressman Rogers,” said Rice. "I believe improvements in education and accessing more opportunities are key factors for the betterment of our region and I'm eager to be a part of the new SOAR: "Shaping Our Appalachian Region" initiative to pave a new path forward for our future."  

Rice will be working along-side Shannon Rickett, Congressman Rogers' Field Representative for the western half of the district. 

Rice lives in Paintsville and will work out of the Prestonsburg and Hazard district offices. 
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 or follow Rogers onTwitter or on Facebook.