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September 26, 2016

Bell County Community Impact

Public Safety

25 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $631,086

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
Lone Jack School – Lexington Children’s Theatre (Rikki- Tikki Tavi)
280 students in attendance

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
Yellow Creek School Center and Lone Jack School Center – Lexington Children’s Theatre (Pecos Bill and Sluefoot Sue), 570 students in attendance
Frakes School Center – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Price Hollowell), 100 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Frakes School Center – Lexington Children’s Theatre play, “Keeping Mr. Lincoln,” 129 students in attendance

Contacts:
Henderson Settlement & Loghouse Craft Shop at Henderson Settlement School
Middlesboro Little Theatre
Downtown Gallery for the Arts in Middlesboro

Leadership

Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program
2008 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grants
Bell County – $12,800 (Strategic Planning)
Bell County – $20,000 (Plan Development Project)

2010 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
Bell County Chamber of Commerce – $10,000 (Comprehensive plan for future economic growth in Bell County)

2013 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
Discover Downtown Middlesboro – $10,000 (Strategic Plan) The grant funding will be used to bring in a nationally renowned expert to facilitate strategic planning efforts to revitalize the downtown Middlesboro area.

C-Train
7 grants totaling $75,745 were awarded to the following companies:
Clear Creek Baptist Bible College
Bell-Whitley Community Action
Vaughn and Melton Engineers

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program

2003 Award Recipient
Jeff Bowling – Mountain Tarp, Middlesboro & Louisa, KY

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1999 – Joseph Slusher
2000 – Sonya Johnson
2001 – Katelin Bowling, Daniel Slusher
2002 – Justy Barnett
2003 – Mary Adams, Reagan Gilley, Lindsey Howard, Kelley Miracle
2004 – Richard Mason, Bradley Venable, Griffin Wilson
2005 – Angela Dixon, Amber Taylor
2006 – Matthew Fox
2007 – Zeb Vance
2008 – Anna Tanner
2009 – Rachel Collins
2010 – Morgan Culver, Macey Culver, Kendra Taylor
2011 – Rachel Schneider
2012 – Kelly Brown, Jacob Schneider
2013 – Morgan Mills
2014 – Taylon Baker
2015 – Danielle Saylor, Braydan Roark
2016 – Sarah Combs

Rogers Explorers
2006 – Hannah Spangler
2007 – Eric Raby
2008 – Macey Culver, Morgan Culver
2009 – Ben Barnett
2010- Kelly Brown, C.J. Blackstone, Ben Collett
2011 – Hilarie Spangler, Lauren Padgett
2012 – Katlyn Barnwell, Victoria Lowrance, Aliyah Omar
2013 – Cole Raines, Nathan Collett
2014 – Alexis “Lexie” Brock, Sarah Combs
2015 – Payton Bingham
2016 – Hannah Robbins, Rebecca Fortner

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2006 – Mary Elliott, Quiani Mason
2011 – Justus Wesloh, Nathaniel Calloway, Zachary Fredrich

Technology

CenterNET2 (Location / Contact)

Southeast Community College (Middlesboro) two sites / Christa Dunn (606) 248-0756
christa.dunn@kctcs.edu
Pineville – Cumberland Valley Technical College/Christa Dunn (606)248-0756
christa.dunn@kctcs.edu
Pineville Independent School/Diana Anderson (606)337-4386
diana.anderson@pineville.kyschools.us

County Information

Cabinet for Economic Development Data Center – Bell County
Kenucky’s 2010 Census Demographic Profiles (released May 5, 2011)

 

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