Rocky Adkins

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Rocky Adkins
Member of the Kentucky House of Representatives
from the 99th district
Assumed office
January 1987
Preceded by Frances Brown
Personal details
Born (1959-11-04) November 4, 1959 (age 58)
Morehead, Kentucky, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Leah
Children Kristen, Brandon, and Victoria
Residence Sandy Hook, KY
Alma mater Morehead State University (BA, MA)

Rocky J. Adkins (born November 4, 1959) is a Democratic member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing the 99th District since 1987. He is currently Minority Floor Leader.

Adkins represents a district in eastern Kentucky that includes Elliott, Lewis, and Rowan Counties.

Adkins played basketball for Morehead State University and Elliott County High School.[1][2] He played for MSU in 1981 and 1982 as the starting point guard. Rocky Adkins earned his bachelor's and master's degrees at Morehead State University. In 2017, Morehead's new dining commons was dedicated to and named after Rep. Adkins. He was inducted into the MSU Alumni Hall of Fame in 2004 and named the recipient of the 2012 Founders Award for University Service.[3]

Community support[edit]

Adkins has had his share of impact on his hometown community of Sandy Hook, KY and of communities in the state of Kentucky. Adkins most recent involvement in the Sandy Hook community is with his approval and presentation of $730,000 dollars to help upgrade and maintain the sewage system throughout the community.

A cancer survivor himself, Rep. Adkins sponsors the annual “Rocky Adkins Charity Golf Outing – Cure for Cancer” which has raised over $2 million for cancer research since its beginning in 1995.

Kentucky Legislative Tenure[edit]

Adkins has long been a strong supporter of education in Eastern Kentucky. He currently is a member of the House Democratic Leadership office.


  1. ^ Fields, Mike (February 17, 2009). "Lionized in Elliott". Lexington Herald Leader. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Simon, Jeff (December 9, 2016). "How Trump ended Democrats' 144-year winning streak in one county". CNN. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ University, Morehead State. "MSU Dining Commons dedicated to Rocky Adkins". Retrieved 2017-12-21. 

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