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October 24, 2016

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Former coal miner turns his life around

The Displaced Coal Miners Training program helped Steven Vires of Hazard turn his life around. It can help you too!

Individual show tickets now on sale!

Individual show tickets for the 2016-2017 Center Stage series presented by Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, are now on sale. The new season includes exciting performances by country music band Restless Heart, Oct 21; FAME-The Musical, Nov 10, based on the well-known movie and television series; family favorite Daniel […]

Looking back: Grand Opening

June 15, 1996: Take a look back at the grand opening of The Center for Rural Development.

We can help you plan your ‘dream wedding’

You’ve been planning this day your whole life… but now you need help making those dreams a reality. Whether you need a wedding planner or a “day of” coordinator…The Center is here to assist. We help brides, grooms and their families get through the most important, and often the most stressful time of their life, […]

Free workforce training for displaced coal miners

Are you a displaced coal miner or former coal mine employee? If so, you could qualify for free workforce training from The Center for Rural Development’s Displaced Coal Miner Training (DCMT) program. The DCMT program is open to displaced coal miners and former coal employees who have been adversely affected by the decline in the […]

Second class of Rogers Scholars 2016 graduates

Thirty-two high school students from 26 Kentucky counties graduate from the second class of Rogers Scholars Rogers Scholars is all about helping young people “be the best they can be” and seize their potential as the region’s new generation of community and business leaders. Sixteen-year-old Lauren Williams of Adair County may not know her career […]

First class of Rogers Scholars 2016 graduates

Thirty-two high school students graduate from first week of the 2016 Rogers Scholars program “Rogers Scholars has truly been a life-changing experience. My time at Rogers Scholars has opened my eyes and taught me how to be a leader and have a heart for community service.” – 2016 Rogers Scholars graduate Allison “Alli” Wade of […]

AppLE nominations extended

You have until Sept. 30 to submit your nominations for Forward in the Fifth’s AppLE Awards.

Second class of Rogers Scholars arrives at Lindsey Wilson

Thirty-two high school students arrive on Lindsey Wilson campus for second week of 2016 Rogers Scholars Thirty-two high schools students from 26 Kentucky counties are on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College (LWC) this week for the second and final session of the 2016 Rogers Scholars program. The group of rising high school juniors from […]

$175,000 awarded to 17 KY counties

The Center for Rural Development and Brushy Fork Institute recently announced recipients for the 2016 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grants. The grants will help fund 20 different projects in Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities totaling $175,000. Grant funding amounts—and planned projects in each community—are as follows: Stay in Clay —$10,000 – Clay County will utilize […]

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