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February 28, 2015

Russell County Community Impact

Public Safety

19 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $566,304

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
Salem Elementary School – Lexington Children’s Theatre (Rikki Tikki Tavi), 350 students in attendance.

2007 Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair Exhibitors:
Sandy Ellis – Wool-N-Things
Janet Lockwood – Solitude Studio Art
Martha Chute – Martha Chute and Ruth Antle

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
Salem Elementary School – “Zig,”  250 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Union Chapel Elementary School – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Miss Dinnie Thompson), 93 students in attendance


7 grants totaling $75,771 were awarded to the following companies:

Russell Co Hospital
Innovative Business Concepts
Duo County Telephone
Bruss North America
Hitachi Cable, Inc.

Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program
2012 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
Russell County Chamber of Commerce – $10,000 (to create a website to meet the needs of the Russell County Chamber of Commerce and Russell County Tourist Commission)

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program

2007 Award Recipient
For-Profit Business
Stephen P. Branscum, president
Branscum Construction Co., Inc., Russell Springs, KY

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1998 – Nicholas Miles
1999 – Laura Egnew-Davidson, Elizabeth Roberts
2000 – John Edmonds
2001 – Lindsey Thurman
2002 – Tiffany Dawn Lawless
2003 – Joshua Capps, Morgan Carnes, Lindsay Egnew, Bethany Foley, Lauren Prater
2004 – Sarah Burton
2005 – Jordan Brown, Amity Hubbard, Jonathan Kelly, Kristen Kingry
2006 – Emily Wesley, Jancee Wright, Adam Capps
2007 – Heather George, Zach Smith
2008 – Casey McGowan
2009 – Donavyn Coffey
2010 – Colby Allen
2011 – Christian Marson
2012 – Madison Allen. McKinzie Henson
2013 – Dylan Marson
2014  – Marissia Roark

Rogers Explorers
2009 – Lee Ann Grider
2010 – Annie He, McKinzie Henson, Madelaine Blankenship, Abigail Adams
2011 –  Kylie Fisher, Madeline Hays
2012 – Brooke Hachey, Clay Ackerman
2013 – Kaylie Polston, Kamryn Stewart
2014 – Meleah Coffey, Daniel Bernard

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2006 – Sommer Huckelby
2007 – Suzzanne Conover
2009 – Donavyn Coffey
2010 – LeeAnn Grider
2011 – Danielle Hachey
2012 – Lesley Roy
2013 – Brooke Hachey


CenterNET2 (Location / Contact:)
Somerset Community College- Linda Bourne (270)858-6502

County Information

Cabinet for Economic Development Data Center – Russell 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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