Wayne County

Bringing tourism to the region is another important way to boost economic development and create jobs.  That is why Rogers has labored to secure funding for immediate repairs to Wolf Creek Dam and recreational enhancements along Lake Cumberland so that families and tourists can enjoy Kentucky’s crown jewel of lakes.  Rogers efforts will also help the small businesses in the area that have been impacted by the lake levels.

For years southern and eastern Kentucky has been plagued by straight pipes, inadequate septic systems, and contaminated drinking water.  Sensing the need, Rogers has supported programs and secured funding which have expanded Wayne County’s sewer and water line infrastructure.  These efforts help the environment, are important for economic development and essential for clean drinking water.

Kentucky’s fifth district has a reputation for a strong, vibrant workforce, low energy costs, and a meaningful quality of life.  For decades, Rogers has endeavored to open up Wayne County and the entire region to federal business and service opportunities, chiefly through coordination with the non-profit, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation.  These efforts have resulted in successfully attracting forward-leaning companies like Senture and Patriot Industries in establishing and growing operations in southern and eastern Kentucky. 

UNITE Coalition 

Defensive Action Against Drugs UNITE Coalition
Dawn Lang – dlang@centertech.com, 606-330-1420 (work), 606-224-4556 (cell)

Coalition Meetings
6:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of each month at The Aspire Center, 225 North Highway 1275, Monticello

Wayne County UNITE
  • The coalition has an on-going women's Insights jail ministry program that allows participants to complete a "Life Recovery Journal" and "Do You Think I'm Beautiful" course. In addition, area businesses provide celebration materials.
  • A Hooked On Fishing-Not On Drugs® Kid’s Fishing Derby is conducted each summer.
Celebrate Recovery

A free Christ-centered recovery program is conducted each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Aspire Center. There are both men’s and women’s groups. For more information call 606-340-9362 or email celebraterecovery.wayne@gmail.com.

Wayne County PRIDE 

Tim Bell, Wayne County PRIDE Coordinator 
Donna Carrender Morrow, City of Monticello PRIDE Coordinator

Wayne County PRIDE Accomplishments

Homes Affected by Waste Water Treatment Programs

378 homes in Wayne County have received funding from the Homeowner Septic System Program
259 homes in Wayne County have been affected by Wastewater Construction Projects
51 homes in Wayne County have been affected by 531 Corps of Engineers Projects 

Cleanup Summary

Following is a summary of cleanup totals for Wayne County:
11 streams/lakes/rivers cleaned
172 illegal dumps eliminated
208 roadways cleaned
644 miles of roadway cleaned
294 individual appliances and 1,798 tons of appliances collected
47,854 tires collected
17,713 bags of trash, 1,170 tons of trash and 5,084 cubic yards of trash collected
7,959 volunteers have contributed 33,283 volunteer hours