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January 17, 2017

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TechHire program graduates first class

Big Sandy Community & Technical College graduates 35 Eastern Kentucky students through inaugural TechHire program

Apply now for 2017 youth camps

In preparation for the 2017 summer youth leadership camps, The Center for Rural Development is issuing a call for applications for Rogers Scholars, Rogers Explorers, and Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). Applications for all three youth programs have been posted online and may be accessed from the youth programs website at All applications must be […]

Celebrating 20 years of innovation

“I remember watching as bulldozers cleared this land and as the first bricks were laid over two decades ago,” U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) recalled at The Center’s 20th Anniversary Celebration. “As the building started to rise and take shape,” he said, “it became a symbol of hope for a brighter future in Southern […]

Daniel Tiger comes to Center Stage

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! comes to The Center for Rural Development on Jan. 17 for our next Center Stage performance.

Make plans to attend Flurry of Hope Winter Gala and Bluegrass Oakwood are pleased to present the 3rd annual Flurry of Hope Winter Gala to benefit Special Olympics of Kentucky. The event will be held on Friday, January 13, from 7 p.m.-11 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development. The theme for this year’s gala is “Mardi Gras.” This night of charity benefiting Special […]

Get organized with QuickBooks

If your New Year’s Resolution is to do less paperwork and spend more time running your business, The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center has instructor-led classes in QuickBooks for beginner and advanced-level students. Instructor Carol Whitson will be teaching two classes in January to get you going and keep going with […]

Guitars and Blooms art exhibit now on display

Self-taught artist Sonya Roark of Somerset has always been creative, but she only started painting a couple of years ago. One day, while looking at her grandmother’s electric guitar, she decided “out of the blue” to paint a picture of the cherished childhood gift. That first acrylic painting inspired Roark to combine two of her favorite things: a love for […]

Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk race results

For three years, Josh Nadzam of Lexington and Tabitha Bell of Jamestown have dominated the Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk. And this year was no exception. Nadzam, competing for his third consecutive title, won the race finishing slightly more than three minutes ahead of his nearest competitor with a time of 18:15. Bell was the […]

Former coal miner turns his life around

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

First responders attend training

Around 20 area first responders recently attended hazmat training hosted by The Center for Rural Development. First responders from Somerset-Pulaski County Special Response Team, Eubank Fire Department, Vicco Fire Department, and Continental Refining Company (CRC) received training on how to respond to incidents involving flammable liquids transported by rail. “Any additional training that we can do benefits […]

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