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September 27, 2016

McCreary County Community Impact

Public Safety

5 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $407,146

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
Pine Knot Elementary – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (George Rogers Clark). 300 students in attendance.

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
Pine Knot Intermediate – “Tell Me A Tale” (Sarah Evans), 250 students in attendance
Pine Knot Intermediate – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Price Hollowell), 130 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Whitley City Elementary School and McCreary County Elementary School – Morehead State University (The Little Company followed by workshop) 429 students in attendance
Pine Knot Intermediate – Morehead State University (The Little Company followed by workshop), 555 students in attendance

Leadership

Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program
2008 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
McCreary County – $20,000 (Economic Development Plan)

2010 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
McCreary County Fiscal Court – $10,000 (to develop a plan for historic Stearns revitalization project)

2011 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
McCreary County Fiscal Court – $10,000 (to develop a comprehensive plan for tourism development for McCreary County)

2013 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
McCreary County Fiscal Court – $10,000 (Implementation Project) The county will use the grant funding to hire a consultant to assist with the development of new business models, a marketing component for business models in conjunction with Trail Town Initiative, and provide incubation services, such as leadership training, hospitality training, and financial management.

C-Train
5 grants totaling $77,954 were awarded to the following companies:
Outdoor Venture Corporation
McCreary Comm. Housing Corp
Shelter-Pro LLC
Medical Express Billing

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program

2006 Award Recipient
For-Profit Business
J.C. Egnew – Outdoor Venture Corp.,  Stearns, KY

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1998 – Alisha Brewer, Heather Murphy
2000 – Debbie Baird
2001 – Suzie Strunk
2002 – Johnathan Daniel Neal
2005 – Zach Jones
2006 – Scott Stephens
2007 – Tasha Abbott
2008 – Elizabeth Singleton, Travis Smith
2009 – Katelynn Whitehead
2010 – Keisha Taylor, Ben Meadows
2011 – Ronnie King, Trent Harrison
2012 – Brooklyne Chitwood
2013 – Caitlin King
2014 – Lyndsey Pennington
2015 – Aubre Stephens
2016 – Jessica Cox

Rogers Explorers
2006 – Travis Smith
2007 – Leanze Jones
2008 – Chris Egnew, Ben Meadows
2009 – Trent Harrison
2010 – Morgan Stogsdill, Kaitlyn Stephens
2011 – Caitlin King, McKayla Hamlin
2012 – Lyndsey Pennington, Kaitlyn Wilson
2013 – Brooklyn Stephens, Dawson Lynch
2014 – Kaylan Stogsdill
2015 – Maryanna Meadows, Aaliyah Ridner
2016 – Laura Hamlin, Amber Bryant, Emily Bryant

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2006 – Elizabeth Singleton, Scott Stephens
2012 – Kelsie Brown, McKayla Hamlin, Caitlin King
2013 – Lyndsey Pennington

Technology

CenterNET2 (Location / Contact:)
Somerset Community College – McCreary Center Room 152/Lucinda Abbott (606)451-6664
cindy.abbott@kctcs.edu

County Information

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

 

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