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December 3, 2016

Whitley County Community Impact

Public Safety

33 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $967,081

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
Pleasant View Elementary – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (George Rogers Clark), 150 students in attendance.

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
Whitley East Elementary – “Tell Me A Tale” (Sarah Evans), 120 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Boston Elementary School – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Emilie Todd Helm), 58 students in attendance

Leadership

Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program

2008 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grants
City of Corbin – $13,200 (Feasibility Study for Amphitheatre)
City of Corbin – $10,000 (Plan Development Project)

C-Train
10 grants totaling $133,643 were awarded to the following companies:

Tri-County Mortgage
First Corbin Data
First Corbin Bank Services
Williamsburg Plastics
Pepsi Bottling Company
Datatrac Information Services
The Heritage
Computer Information Systems

Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) progam

2005 Award Recipient
Not-For-Profit Entity
Tom Fields – Southeast KY Rehabilitation Industries, Corbin, KY

2008 Award Recipient
For-Profit Business
Terry E. Forcht, founder/president/CEO
Forcht Group of Kentucky, Corbin, KY

2011 Award Recipient
For-Profit Business
Jonathan Huston, president, TrollandToad.com, Corbin, KY

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1998 – Erica Stricklin
1999 – Todd Rickett, Adam Stigall
2000 – Flora Ofori-Attah, Sheena Wright-Canada
2001 – Timothy Wood
2002 – Elizabeth Elise Dunston
2003 – Adam Prewitt, Lindsay Young
2004 – Curt Lawson, Elizabeth Muffly
2005 – Laura Combs, Maggie Thornsberry, Jessica Wood
2006 – Stephanie Lawless, Zac Brown
2007 – James David Williams
2008 – Richie Mathes, Emily Ann Strunk, Stacie Lawless
2009 – Amanda Newquist, Kayla Sears
2010 – Emily Rose, Hunter Williams
2011 – Alex Chumbley, Kayla Church, Jordin Huddleston, Gabby Sadler, Wayne Logan, Sarah Perkins
2012 – Cai Jackson, Kori Sears
2014 – Makenna Thibodeaux, Ryan Richardson
2015 – Makayla Mack, Dustyn Sams
2016 – Hannah Stephens

Rogers Explorers
2007 – Don Butcher, Ali Chaudry, Johnathan Henson, Kendall Huddleston, Matthew Kelley, Cody Lovitt, Amanda Newquist
2009 – Myriah Rich
2010 – Abby Newquist, Allison Smith, Zachary Coots
2011 – Haylee Crisp, Christian Carpenter
2012 – Christopher Newquist
2013 – Katherine Ashley, Makayla Mack, Mallory Allen, Sam Gilbert
2014 – Lily Dennis-Bay, Molli Mulberry, Abbey Norvell, Christian Sharpe, Anna Grace Zehr
2015 – Macy Damron, Morgan Owens-Lewis, Drew Beecham, Grant Gibson, Lauren Lockaby, Savannah Moore, Abby Schwartz, Elizabeth Spires, Matt Moore, LeShae Smiddy, Lillie Abbott, Brody Barton, Jacqueline Oliphant
2016 – Madalyn Sutton, Caeden Whitaker

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2006 – Joey Durham, Stephanie Lawless
2007 – Stacie Lawless, Richie Mathes
2008 – Jay Mills
2011 – Megan Daniels
2016 – Anna Grace Zehr

Technology

CenterNET2 (Location / Contact)
Cumberland College/Dr. Sandra Reeves Watkins (606)539-4286
sreeves@cumberlandcollege.edu
Williamsburg Independent School/Steve Mosley (606)549-6044
steve.mosley@wburg.kyschools.us
Corbin Center for Technology & Community Activities/Darrell Tremaine (859)521-6199
darrell.tremaine@corbin.kyschools.us

County Information

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

 

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