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September 2, 2014

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Dreaming big dreams

How would you enhance Kentucky’s economic development efforts if unlimited resources were available? Last week, I attended a strategic planning meeting in Corbin, Kentucky where questions such as the one above were asked. The meeting, hosted by Kentucky’s Economic Development Cabinet, served as a brainstorming session for ways to improve economic development in Kentucky. Over […]

Youth Programs in Action at The Center

For most students, the summer season is a time of rest and total relaxation.  For the best and brightest students in our region, however, this summer has been filled with many different youth programs offered through The Center for Rural Development. The Rogers Explorers camps began with one session on the campus of Lindsey Wilson […]

Big News in Casey County

Many new and exciting things are happening in Casey County, Kentucky!  People in the  county have been working on beautification projects like the one seen here.  These roadside gardens make for a beautiful drive through downtown and add so much to the overall landscape of the city. In addition to many people working to help […]

A Beautiful Spring Day in Clay County!

The next stop on my road trip through Eastern Kentucky–Clay County!  On a recent, lovely Spring day, I hopped in my car to visit with elected officials in Manchester, Kentucky.  The trip was a delightful one, and I very much enjoyed speaking with Mayor Saylor and County Judge-Executive Asher. The Justice Center, alone, speaks very […]

The CenterLane–Lovely Lancaster

Downtown Lancaster, Garrard County When I began the new job as Community Liaison for The Center, I could safely say I had never been to Garrard County, Kentucky.  After a month on the job, I quickly realized I have been missing out!  I made the short journey to Lancaster and met with Mr. Nathan Mick, Garrard […]

The Centerlane–Adventures in McCreary County

McCreary County, Kentucky has a lot to offer in the month of March!  On a recent visit, I met with community leaders who informed me of the new effort to increase literary levels in the McCreary County area.  The Public Library, with a kind donation from a community family, kicked off the Literacy Bell Project […]

The Centerlane–Checking out the Tri-Cities

I recently had the privilege of visiting the Tri-Cities area of Harlan County, Kentucky.  The Tri-Cities are comprised of Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch and are located between the Black Mountain and Pine Mountain in Eastern Kentucky.  On this particular day, the Tri-Cities had just gotten a bit of snow which made the mountains a breathtaking […]

The Centerlane–Inaugural Post

I have to be honest, I never thought I would send my thoughts/photos/ideas anywhere near the Internet universe but, alas, I was wrong.  So, greetings Internet world, my name is Emily!  Recently, I was named the Community Liaison for The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Kentucky.  For those who might not be familiar, The Center seeks […]

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