Rep. Rocky Adkins presented an American flag to the students and staff of Ponderosa Elementary School on October 2, 2009. He explained that the flag represented hope, freedom and opportunity to every American and that we should always respect what it stood for.
Members of the Boyd County Extension Office met with Rep. Rocky Adkinsin his Frankfort office on March 10, 2009.
Pictured from left to right are Stacy Cluxton, (an intern), Kacy Cluxton, (an intern), Rep. Adkins, Nancy Broughton, (President of the Boyd County Extension Office), Suellen Cunningham, (representative from the University of Kentucky Extension Office), and Pat Hall, (Boyd County Treasurer).
Rep. Rocky Adkins joined Theresa Jackson, Boyd County Board of Education Chairperson; Kay Baird from Schools to Watch and Superintendent Howard K. Osborne at Boyd County Middle School where they were officially presented with their Kentucky Schools to Watch designation for 2007-2008. Boyd County Middle School has been named one of only four Kentucky Schools to Watch for 2007-2008 by the Kentucky Forum to Accelerate Middle School Reform. For a middle school to be chosen, they must be academically excellent, developmentally responsive, socially equitable, and possess and maintain organizational structures and processes. Congratulations to Boyd County Middle School !
Rep. Rocky Adkins presents the Boyd County Lions Baseball team with a $42,000 check.
Director of Facilities and Operations-Tim Black, Principal of BCHS-Rhonda Salisbury, Board of Education Chairperson-Theresa Jackson, Station Manager of Sporting News Radio-Dicky Tiller, Superintendent-Howard K. Osborne and KY State Rep. Rocky Adkins dedicate the new Larry Addington Field Scoreboard.
3 Tons of Apple Computers arrive at Boyd County Schools through the Kentucky Dataseam Initiative!
These 78 Apple eMacs will be new computer labs at Cannonsburg, Ponderosa and Summit Elementary Schools.
Pictured at left are Rep. Rocky Adkins, Ken Osborne, Brian Gupton,
Russ Cole, and Loretta Dixon.
Rep. Rocky Adkins Helps Break Ground On
Ashland Community & Technical College Expansion
Rep. Rocky Adkins, (D-Sandy Hook), helped break ground on the Ashland Community & Technical College's (ACTC) $35 million expansion of the Technology Drive Campus at EastPark last week. The expansion will add approximately 127,500 square feet of building space.
The ACTC Technology Drive Campus was the first college campus in Kentucky to be located in an industrial park setting. The comprehensive community and technical college campus will offer a wide array of associate degree, diploma and certificate options for students in addition to customary student support services.
"It’s a vision that’s being noticed," Rep. Adkins said. "Other states are looking at the EastPark campus as a model for their own industrial park developments. The campus is a recruiting tool EastPark can use to land industrial prospects because it can provide a training ground for businesses that locate there."
Under Rep. Adkins leadership and advocacy, the Kentucky General Assembly approved $17 million for the third phase of the project, in addition to the $18 million ACTC had been awarded for Phase II.
"Accelerating the schedule will save taxpayers between $1.5 million and $2 million," said Rep. Adkins.
Some of the programs once housed at Roberts Drive already have moved to EastPark, into a building that was the first phase of ACTC’s move to the industrial park. When EastPark building is complete, it will house the rest of the technical programs. Within the next two weeks a work crew will start preparing the site and construction is expected to begin by spring, 2007.
“Our legislative delegation believes as a group that our people deserve the same hope as people elsewhere,” said Rep. Adkins. “Schools like this give our people opportunities to succeed.”
Construction starts on traffic improvement in Boyd Co.
Rep. Rocky Adkins broke ground with state and local official Monday,
June 19, 2006 on a $34.3 million project that will improve a major intersection
near I-64 / KY 180 in Cannonsburg in Boyd County. The contract calls for
the reconstruction of the interchange to include five driving lanes, including
a center turn lane and right turn lanes where needed to enhance traffic
flow. Sight distance improvements on KY 180 south of the I-64 junction
will be included.
Rep. Adkins served as the Chair of the Budget Review Sub-Committee on
Transportation in 1998 when the money was appropriated for design costs
for the project. Funding for right-of-way purchases, moving utilities
and now the recent construction contract followed.
Recent traffic counts indicate the intersection is highly traveled. In
2005, I-64 at KY 180 had an average daily traffic count of 22,100 vehicles,
and KY 180 near the interchange had an average daily count of 14,389 vehicles.
Work is scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2008.