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June 29, 2022

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 19th 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.

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)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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