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July 7, 2022

Johnson County Community Impact

Public Safety

18 Mobile Data Computers installed
Total Dollars invested- $675,432

Arts & Culture

2006-07 Arts Education Programs
W.R. Castle Elementary – Lexington Children’s Theatre (Rikki Tikki Tavi)
180 Children in attendance

Kentucky Appalachian Craft Council Member:
Brenda Cockerham (Cultural Heritage Network)

2007 Kentucky Appalachian Craft Fair Exhibitor:
Sherrin Fairchild – Sticks & Stones

2007-08 Arts Education Programs
W.R. Castle Elementary School – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Emilie Todd Helm), 90 students in attendance

2009 Arts Education Programs
Meade Memorial Elementary – Kentucky Chautauqua Presentation (Emilie Todd Helm), 133 students in attendance


Developing and Implementing Community Strategies Program
2008 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
City of Paintsville – $8,000 (Plan Development Project)

2013 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) mini-grant
City of Paintsville – $10,000 (Implementation Project) The city will use the grant funding to procure a consulting engineer to assist with the development of a conceptual recreation park plan and feasibility assessment for the Teays Branch Development Planning Project.

2011 Forward in the Fifth Local Educational Affiliate Program (LEAP)
$3,000 grant – Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC), serving Floyd and Johnson counties, “Bridging the Culture Chasm”  In this project, BSCTC will provide professional development for educators in Floyd and Johnson counties on barriers to learning for low-income students and engagement strategies to promote secondary- and post-secondary education.

2013 Forward in the Fifth Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) award winner
Community Leader – Businessman Bob Hutchison

2014 Forward in the Fifth Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) award winner
Educator (K-12 administrator) – Noel Crum, principal, Johnson Central High School

3 grants totaling $33,278 were awarded to the following companies:
Big Sandy Area Community Action

Excellence in Entrepreneurship (EIEA) program

2005 Award Recipient
Start-Up Business
Lora Jane Hyden – Pointe of Joy Performing Arts, Paintsville, KY

2006 Award Recipient
For-Profit Small Business
Christie Henry – Sandy Valley Fasteners, Paintsville, KY

2011 Award Recipient
Start-Up Business
Sandra G. Dingus, owner, president, and CEO
Drug Testing Centers of America, Paintsville, KY

Youth Program Participants

Rogers Scholars
1998 – Ashley Bostic
2000 – Mary Howard
2002 – Caleb Tyler Branham, Jodi Shepherd
2003 – John Compton, Dustin Woods
2004 – William LeMaster, Devon Salyer
2005 – Laura Fields
2006 – Darcy Porter
2007 – Sarah Smith
2008 – Victoria Parker, Brooklyn Samons
2009 – Alley Rice
2010 – Kyle Allen
2011 – Adam Plumley
2012 – Matt Barber, Katherine Wells
2013 – Kerrigan Samons
2014 – Kirkland Fletcher, Lauren McCoart, Makayla Sowards
2015 – Olivia Burchett
2016 – Daniel Wayne Short
2018 – Jaxson Ratliff
2019 – Meghan Ratliff
2020 – Rebecca Spradlin

Rogers Explorers
2006 – Taylor Robinette, Cara Richardson
2009 – Clara Chafins, Kelsey Gray
2010 – Matthew Barber, Brad Nordin, Katherine Wells, MaKayla Maynard
2011 – Kerrigan Samons, Brooke Goble, Kynzie Gray, Taylor Miller
2012 – Brooke Griffith, Parisa ShamaeiZadeh, Grant Wheeler, Matthew Daniel, Kirkland Fletcher
2013 – Brett Bartley, Tanner Miller
2014  – Rebecca “Meg” Pugh, Joseph “Alex” Fowler, Emma Plaxico, Blake Gamble, Rebekah Preston
2015 – Benjamin “Ben” Plaxico
2016 – Abigail Estep, Jaiden Greene, Jaxon Ratliff, Bryce Ward
2017 – Meghan Ratliff
2018 – Olivia Estep, Mika Maynard, Hilal Sofyan, Rebecca Spradlin
2019 – Ben Moore, Ben Lafferty
2020 – Laney Bledsoe, Emily Farler, Karah Lafferty, Lauren Osborne, Braydon Staniford

Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute
2007 – Rebekah Smith
2008 – Joey Montgomery
2010 – Kelsey Gray, Clara Chafins
2011 – Matthew Barber, Katherine Wells, MaKayla Maynard
2012 – Kerrigan Samons
2013 – Kirkland Fletcher, Parisa Shamaei Zadeh
2019 – Meghan Ratliff


CenterNET2 (Location / Contact:)
Big Sandy Community and Technical College  – Casey Music 606-789-5321
[email protected]


County Information

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


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