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U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) will join leaders from across the nation next week in Somerset, Kentucky for the 2012 Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) National Technology Summit, May 23-24, at The Center for Rural Development. Rogers will keynote the event focused on "Promoting America's Energy Security."

"Southern and Eastern Kentucky, the heart of America's coalfields, is a prime location for the Tennessee Valley Corridor to highlight energy security this year," said Rogers. "The Summit will bring together leaders from across the nation to collaborate on energy issues, as well as workforce development and job creation in rural America."

Rogers will be joined by some of his Congressional colleagues, as well as leaders in energy, education and economic development, including: Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03); Director of the Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Lab, Dr. Anthony Cugini; Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Len Peters; Oak Ridge National Laboratory Director, Dr. Thom Mason; Senior Vice President of the Tennessee Valley Authority, Anda Ray; the President of the University of Tennessee, Dr. Joe DiPietro; the President of Morehead State University, Dr. Wayne Andrews, and many more. 

Kentucky hosted the fall TVC Summit for the first time in November 2004 at The Center for Rural Development. Congressman Rogers and the former U.S Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge delivered the keynote address on "Technology: Linking Homeland Security and Hometown Prosperity."

The registration deadline for the 2012 Summit is Thursday, May 17th. The public is invited to attend. For more information, visit

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