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September 23, 2017

Congressman Hal Rogers

US Congressman Hal RogersThe Center for Rural Development was created in 1996 through the vision of U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and other leaders to be a state and national model for economic development.

Rogers, who makes his home in Somerset, is currently serving his 18th term in Congress, representing the people of the Fifth Congressional District in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. He is the longest serving Kentucky Republican ever elected to federal office. On Capitol Hill, he serves as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee.

His vision for a brighter future for the next generation of Kentuckians has resulted in the creation of Center affiliate organizations as PRIDE (Personal Responsibility in a Desirable Environment), Operation UNITE (Unlawful, Narcotics, Investigation, Treatment, and Education), Southeast Kentucky Economic Development (SKED), and TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY), and the National Institute for Hometown Security (NIHS)—The Center’s affiliate organizations—bringing local communities together by revitalizing the environment, providing hope in the fight against drugs, building small businesses, and creating jobs by increasing tourism in the Bluegrass state.

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