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July 23, 2019

Clay County Community Impact

Public Safety

19 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $ 562,304

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
Burning Springs Elementary – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Grandpa Jones), 360 students in attendance
Horse Creek Elementary – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (George Rogers Clark), 175 students in attendance

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
Manchester Elementary School – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Price Hollowell). 120 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Burning Springs Elementary School – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Mary Owens)

Kentucky Appalachian Craft Council Member
Craig Dial (Red Bird Mission Crafts)


Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program
2013 Appalachian Regional Commision (ARC) mini-grant
City of Manchester – $5,000 (Strategic Plan) The city will use the grant funding to hire a consultant to assist with developing a community strategic plan.

2011 Forward in the Fifth Local Education Affiliate Program (LEAP)
$1,500 – “Reclaiming the Economic Viability of Our County One Student at a Time: Ending the Dropout Epidemic in Clay County)  In this project, a newly formed group of comunity partners and educators will work collaboratively on a comprehensive plan to raise public awareness about high school dropout prevention and help students reach their full potential.

2014 Forward in the Fifth Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) award winner
Educator (K-12) teacher – Dr. Joyce Bowling, teacher, Manchester Elementary School

7 grants totaling $93,291.80 were awarded to the following companies:
Clay County Medical Center
PC Solutions of KY LLC
Mt. Valley Insurance
Memorial Hospital
KY Mountain Housing

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1998 – Heather Jones
1999 – Lora Smallwood
2000 – Tara Langdon
2001 – Joshua Bowling
2002 – Jeremy Bowling
2003 – Sarah Yost
2004 – Crosby Harris
2006 – Jerrid Neeley, Josh Stivers
2007 – Lauren Hubbard, Khercie Smith
2008 – Maggie Sizemore
2009 – Mary Jewell Allen
2010 – Hannah Smith
2011 – Hannah Hensley, James Williams
2012 – Teddy Woods
2013 – Rachyl Harmon
2014  – Evan Hensley
2015 – Joseph “Joe” White
2016 – Bailey Mills Hubbard, Peyton Grace Morris
2017 – Gabriel Crockett, Shelby Phillips
2018 – Abigail Wagers

Rogers Explorers
2007 – Rachel Burns, Matthew Davisson
2008 – Kendric Smith, Hannah Smith, Jake Garrison
2009 – James Williams, Jeremy Ball
2010 – Zachary Grigsby, Teddy Woods, Kelsey Howard
2011 – Kaitlyn Elwood, Rachyl Harmon, Breanna Cornett, Megan Davisson
2012- Nick Alevras, Evan Hensley, Aaron Smith
2013 – Dylan Hobbs, Brice Smith, Kaley Miller
2014 – Bailey Hubbard, Chasity Sizemore, Grace Morris
2015 – Emma Hurd, Beth Buttery, Gabriel Crockett
2016 – Bailey Smith, Ashton Jarvis, Blake Mills, Abigail Wagers, Kylee Faith Morris
2017 – John Hubbard, Emily Whittle, Allie Phillips
2018 – Ryan Hastings, Adyson Hooker, Meghan Roberts, Sydney Sester, Jacob Jones

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2009 – Hannah Smith
2010 – Jeremy Ball
2011 – Marissa Alley
2012 – Rachyl Harmon and Kaley Allen
2013 – Aaron Smith
2015 – Kaley Jo Miller
2016 – Grace Sink, John Sizemore


CenterNET2 Location / Contact:
N/A Please see an adjacent county for nearest CenterNET2 site(s).

County Information

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


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