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March 2, 2015

Breathitt County Community Impact

Public Safety

7 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $282,360

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
Jackson Independent School – Chautauqua Presentation (Grandpa Jones)
500 students in attendance

LBJ Elementary – Zig Wajler
300 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Marie Roberts Caney Elementary School – Chautauqua Presentation (Emilie Todd Helm), 64 students in attendance


2011 Forward in the Fifth Local Educational Affiliate Program (LEAP)
$1,500 grant – Jackson Independent School District (LEAP Project) In this project, Jackson Independent School will host a career night and college forum paired with follow-up visits to the families of interested students and a college tour for students.

3 grants totaling $25,047 were awarded to the following companies:
Citizens Bank & Trust/Jackson
Middle KY River Area Development

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1999 – Joel Abner, Gary Curtis
2000 – Shauna Campbell, Ashley Hawkins
2001 – Sunni Shepherd
2003 – Joshua Rasor, Danielle McIntyre, Keesha Watts
2004 – Michael Oghia
2005 – Sydney Paige Howard
2006 – Zachary Cornett
2007 – Ginny Osborne
2009 – Dallas Gross
2010 – Merry Osborne, Joseph Hamblin
2011 – Morgan Phipps
2012 – Courtney Hamblin
2013 – Michael Maggard, Kasey Young
2014 – Brady Salisbury

Rogers Explorers
2010 – Rader Davidson
2011 – Cecily Howard, Ashlee Combs
2012 – Marisa Boyd, Brady Salisbury, Ally Spencer, Shey Trent
2013 – Logan Back, Josiah Henson
2014  – Jeremy Strong, Catherine “Katie” Bowling

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2007 – Scott Bailey, Adam Strong
2009 – Alaina Bailey
2013 – Cassidy Griffith


CenterNET2 (Location / Contact:)
Lee College Campus of Hazard / Lelia Smith (606) 666-7521/Tim Smith (606)436-5721

County Information

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

Elected Officials

The Kentucky Legislature
City officials (Use the “Find a City” tool on the left side of the page)
County officials (Select your county from the drop-down menu at the top of the page)
U.S. House of Representatives (Use the “Find Your Representative” tool at the top right of the page)
U.S. Senate (Use the “Find Your Senators” tool at the top right of the page)

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