Opening up southern and eastern Kentucky through expanding road infrastructure is key to economic development. Rogers has made transportation a priority and secured funding for the expansion of I-66, US 27, and the Somerset Northern Bypass. Rogers recognizes that improving I-66 and connecting roads will bring new jobs and growth to the region.
Rogers has also been a leader in bringing critical infrastructure improvements to our region. Rogers secured funding to expand and enhance Lake Cumberland Regional Airport, thereby increasing transportation options for southern and eastern Kentucky. He also has been a lead proponent of fixing Wolf Creek Dam as quickly as possible to ensure that Lake Cumberland can continue to reign as Kentucky’s crown jewel and tourists and the local community can enjoy the beauty of the area.
Always believing in the potential of southern and eastern Kentucky, Rogers secured funding for the Center for Rural Development which is a state of the art facility that helps encourage small businesses, economic development, job creation and expanded tourism options. The Center provides the tools necessary to move the region forward in the ever-changing economy. An outgrowth of the Center has been the opening and operation of the Valley Oak Technology Park which hosts a number of growing businesses including SAIC and Presidium.
Pulaski County UNITE Coalition
Dawn Lang – firstname.lastname@example.org, 606-330-1420 (work), 606-224-4556 (cell)
5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of each month in the upstairs meeting room of the Downtown Somerset Development Center in the Economic Development Building, 209 East Mt. Vernon Street, Somerset (across from the old Virginia Theater).
Pulaski County UNITE
Pulaski Cares March for Hope
Congressman Rogers joined area churches, community organizations and local families at the March for Hope in May 2012 in support of families affected by illegal drugs in Pulaski County. The march began at First Baptist Church on North Main Street and ended with a program at the Pulaski Court of Justice Plaza.
Shoot Hoops Not Drugs basketball camp
The Shoot Hoops Not Drugs Basketball Camp held June 7, 2011, at Nancy Elementary was a success with 122 youth in attendance.
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Coalition on-going support programs
• Coalition supports Celebrate Recovery every Thursday at Eagle Heights Church for an average of 80-100 people.
• Coalition supports Heart’s Alive meetings every Friday at Oakhill Baptist for 40-50 people.
• Coalition sponsors Families Anonymous meetings every Tuesday for 6-12 people.
• Coalition supports the Backpack Program
Download a 34-page comprehensive Resource Guide listing: 1) Education and Prevention Services, 2) Support, Intervention and Treatment Services, 3) Law Enforcement, 4) UNITE Programs, and 5) Community Education and Training Programs available in Pulaski County. Click here (pdf)
Pulaski anti-drug efforts highlighted
A special two-part series, “Looking For Answers,” by Dan Modlin of Western Public Radio on the strategies to combat prescription drug abuse in the Pulaski County region aired May 24-25, 2010. Listen to the program:
Part 1 – click here
Part 2 – click here
The Pulaski County Community Transformation Team, in partnership with the Focus on the Family organization, is currently implementing a program designed to assist Pulaski County families overcome issues such as poverty, addiction and conflict.
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Pulaski County PRIDE
Gerald Hines, Pulaski County PRIDE Coordinator
Crissa Morris, City of Burnside PRIDE Coordinator
Linda Hughes, City of Ferguson PRIDE Coordinator
Pulaski County PRIDE Accomplishments
Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs
155 homes in Pulaski County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
1300 homes in Pulaski County have been affected by the Wastewater Construction Projects
Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Pulaski County:
19 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
97 dumps eliminated
1139 roadways cleaned
4,912 miles of roadway cleaned
704 individual appliances and 510 tons of appliances collected
102,102 individual tires and 7 tons of tires collected
39,325 bags of trash, 8,545 tons of trash and 2,950 cubic yards
of trash collected
29,787 volunteers contributed 92,699 volunteer hours
|10/24/19||As Congress Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of Anti-Drug Abuse Legislation, Congressman Rogers Encourages Eastern Kentuckians to Participate in the DEA’s Drug Take Back Day this Weekend|
|4/3/19||Congressman Rogers Invites Local High School Students to Submit Artwork for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition|
|2/26/19||Congressman Rogers Celebrates a New Victory for Mill Springs Battlefield|
|1/8/19||Rogers, McConnell Continue Efforts to Designate Mill Springs Battlefield a National Monument|
|10/4/18||$1.1 Million Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grant Announced for Historic Stearns Downtown Revitalization|
|7/18/18||Mill Springs Battlefield Clears First Hurdle to Become Part of the National Park System|
|9/19/17||Senator McConnell and Representative Rogers Introduce Bill to Reform Appalachian Regional Commission|
|9/12/17||Rogers Votes for Bill to Improve Firefighter Health|
|8/8/17||$4 Million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Grants Announced for Economic Development and Job Creation in Eastern Kentucky|
|8/4/17||2017 SOAR Summit Draws 1,250 Attendees|