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Today, U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced that his District Communications Coordinator, Danielle Smoot, will also be serving as his field representative for the western region of Kentucky’s Fifth District. This area includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley counties.

“I am pleased to announce that Danielle will be serving as my Western Field Representative,” said Rogers. “As my District Communications Coordinator, Danielle has demonstrated her love for Southern and Eastern Kentucky by going above and beyond to help improve communication throughout the region and bring awareness to so many important issues facing our families today. Her dedication to the community along with her tremendous work ethic will go a long way towards ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard.”

Danielle Smoot was hired as Rogers’ District Communications Coordinator in November 2008. In addition to her new responsibilities as Field Representative, she will continue in her communications role and will now be based out of the Somerset office. Prior to her service for Rogers’ she worked as a news anchor and reporter for WYMT-TV in Hazard, Kentucky for six years. As a graduate of the University of Kentucky and native to Hyden, Kentucky, Danielle lives happily in London, Kentucky with her husband Dan and son, Peyton.

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