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September 28, 2016

Morgan County Community Impact

Public Safety

12 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $552,337

Arts & Culture

2006 -07 Arts Education Programs
Wrigley Elementary – Zig Wajler
140 students in attendance

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
West Liberty, Morgan Central, Ezel and East Valley elementary schools – Kentucky Chautaqua Presentation (George Rogers Clark), 175 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Program
Ezel Elementary School – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Todd Helm), 42 students in attendance

Leadership

Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program
2008 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
Morgan County – $10,000 (Plan Implementation Project to implement portions of an existing comprehensive development plan)

2010 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
Morgan County Fiscal Court – $10,000 (to develop a tourism marketing plan and create a digital tourism map to be linked to Morgan County’s website)

2011 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
Morgan County Fiscal Court – $10,000 (to develop a tourism video for Morgan County)

2014 Forward in the Fifth Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) award winner
Educator (K-12 support staff) – Alicia McClurg, coordinator of Youth Services Center, Morgan County High School

C-Train
5 grants totaling $72,421 were awarded to the following companies:
Gateway Community Service Organization
Mountain Telephone
Bank of the Mountains
Commercial Bank

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1999 – Zachary May
2000 – Christopher Lacy
2001 – John Williams
2002 – Chas Allen
2003 – Carter Rowland
2004 – Chris McKenzie
2005 – Clacey Henry
2006 – Bennett Standafer
2007 – Kaytie Motley
2008 – Emily Nickell
2009 – Cory Linkous
2010 – Layla McKenzie
2011 – Larrin Collins
2012 – Chase Turner
2013 – James Taulbee
2014 – Graham Lewis
2015 – Emily Cole
2016 – Drew Cox, Seth S. Turner

Rogers Explorers
2010 – Amber Cantrell, Ryan Steele
2012 – Chase Wagers, Graham Lewis
2013 – Morgan Markwell, Bethany Allen
2014 – Maxwell Elam, Robert “Drew” Cox, Seth Turner
2015 – Andrew Aragon, McKenzie Daniel, Payton Hampton, Luke Wagers
2016 – Ashton Whitt, Clinton Whitt, Emily Hammonds, Kennedy Trusty

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2008 – Cory Murphy
2011 – Ryan Steele
2012 – Alyssa Price
2013 – Savannah Johnson
2015 – Shawn Nickell
2016 – Autumn Keeton, Max Elam

County Information

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

 

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