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Congressman Hal Rogers visits the area

Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers visited many areas in the Tri-Cities recently.

A ribbon cutting ceremony at the Southeastern Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries, Inc., (SEKRI) Cumberland manufacturing facility Thursday recognized the non-profit organization's recent commitment to expansion and job creation made possible through a low-interest loan funded by Southeast Kentucky Economic Development (SKED)

Congressman Hal Rogers visits SEKRI factory.
Taking part in the ceremony were left to right: Larry Franks, plant manager, Greg Jones of SKED, Norm Bradley, SEKRI director, US Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers and Ralph Souleyret, SEKRI board member. (photo by Chris Jones)

Congressman Hal Rogers is interviewd on Southeast TV by WYMT's Brandon Robinson.
Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers was interviewed Thursday in the Southeast Kentucky Community amp; Technical College television studio located in Falkenstine Hall by Brandon Robinson, left, and Dr. W. Bruce Ayers, right, president of the college. (photo by chris jones)


Congressman Hal Rogers visits Portal 31.
During his visit to the area Thursday, US Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers toured Portal 31 at Lynch. Before taking the 30-minutes underground tour, he took time to view a display containing the history of Lynch and its development 93 years ago. Directing the tour was Dr. W. Bruce Ayers. (photo by chris jones)


Congressman Hal Rogers opens bridge.
Alice Hazen, widow of FN "Nicey' Hazen, along with Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers cut the ribbon Thursday afternoon to "officially" open the Hazen Bridge leading to Billips Avenue in Cumberland. The structure replaces a dilapidated span which crosses a section of the Poor Fork of the Cumberland River. Also participating in the ceremony were State Representative Leslie Combs, State Senator Brandon Smith, Cumberland Mayor Loretta Cornett and US Army Corps of Engineers commander for the Nashville District, Lt. Col. Anthony Mitchell. (photo by Chris Jones)