Congressman Rogers Defending Plans for Federal Prison in Letcher County

June 15, 2017

Congressman Hal Rogers is working to make sure that the 444-million dollars set to help build a new federal prison in Letcher County are not redlined in the federal budget. The proposed prison would be built in Roxanna, and could bring hundreds of new jobs to Letcher County. The project has been in the works for more than ten years. President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget would shelve the project and use that money for other projects. Yesterday (June 14), Rogers petitioned lawmakers to keep that money for the prison.