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May 25, 2017

Jackson County Community Impact

Public Safety

7 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $432,740

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
McKee Elementary School – Lexington Children’s Theatre (Anansi and the Spider), 435 students in attendance.

2007 Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair Exhibitor
Loretta Metcalf (Bennett Center’s Little Rock Cottage Crafts)

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
Jackson County Middle, McKee, Sand Gap and Tyner elementary schools – “The Last Fraction Hero,” 490 students in attendance
McKee and Sand Gap elementary schools- Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Price Hollowell), 110 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Sandy Gap Elementary School – Lexington Children’s Theatre play, “Keeping Mr. Lincoln”

Professional Development Workshop:
Hosted professional development workshop and public meeting focused on the development of arts and groups in the community.
Hosted professional development workshop on promotion of music and music groups.


Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program
2013 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
Jackson County Ministries – $5,000 (Implementation Project) Jackson County Ministries will use the grant funding to assist with rehabilitation efforts of the historic Lincoln Hall on the campus of Annville Institute.

5 grants totaling $72,694 were awarded to the following companies:
Jackson County Bank
Mid-South Electronics, Inc.
Specialty Defense System
The Copy Shop

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program

2011 Award Recipients
Cheryl and Mark Martin, co-directors/instructors
Appalachian Foothills Therapeutic Equestrian Center, McKee, KY

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1998 – Elizabeth Boggs
1999 – Bobby Murphy
2000 – Thomas Strong
2001 – Brittany Spivey
2005 – Rodney Brewer
2006 – Aylua Thomas
2007 – Amber Lunsford
2008 – Heather Tincher
2009 – Joseph Wagers
2010 – LaNeika Baker
2011 -Emily Sizemore
2012 – Sarah Gabbard
2013 – Jaclyn Johnson
2014 – Caleb Combs
2015 – Latisha Parker
2016 – Allison Wade

Rogers Explorers
2009 – Emily Sizemore
2011 – Nicholas Sizemore
2012 – Caleb Combs, Cierra Crowe
2013 – Austin Brewer
2014 – Karah Crowe
2015 – Tyrah Jones
2016 – Davin Crowe, Lauren Green

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2006 – Scarlett Thomas
2010 – Emily Sizemore

County Information

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


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