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April 25, 2015

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Broadband project on track

Construction on a high-speed Internet service network is expected to start this August in Eastern Kentucky and then spread throughout the state. Macquarie Capital, an Australian company, is heading a group of companies to design and build the fiber optic network. Macquarie will operate the system over a 30-year contract, but the state of Kentucky […]

Hotel construction to begin this spring

Work is moving forward on the construction of a Courtyard by Marriott hotel adjacent to The Center for Rural Development. The hotel development is a project of LinGate Hospitality, an Owensboro developer that will build, own, and manage the hotel as a Marriott franchise. The four-story complex will have 105 guest rooms, 2,300 square feet of banquet, […]

School Time Theatre performance

Students will learn about the struggles and hardship of pioneer life in a new musical play at the next School Time Theatre performance. The beloved story of the Ingalls family comes to stage in a musical, “Laura Ingalls Wilder,” by ArtsPower National Touring Theatre on Thursday, May 7, at The Center for Rural Development. The play, recommended […]

Named Best Local Performing Arts Site

Readers of the Kentucky Living magazine have voted The Center for Rural Development as the region’s top local performing arts site in the 2015 Best of Kentucky readership poll.

Opening act for Halfway to Hazard

Somerset’s own rock ‘n’ roll band, One Way, will open for Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard at a benefit concert performance to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. These four young artists, ranging in age from 13 to 16, will introduce three new original songs at the Rogers Scholars […]

Russell County artist exhibits work at The Center

Artist Melissa Schutz uses mixed media, oil, and acrylic paint, along with different varnishes, to create bold, colorful visual images in a new art exhibit on display at The Center for Rural Development. “My work aims to express a personal mood,” said Schutz, who lives in Russell Springs. “I specialize in abstract art, because it […]

2015 EIEA program set for Sept. 14

The date for the 2015 Excellence In Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) luncheon and awards recognition program has been set for Sept. 14, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at The Center for Rural Development. The EIEA program recognizes and promotes individuals in the region who have exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit by creating and managing a successful business enterprise. Nominations will […]

Shop ’till you drop at this weekend’s yard sale

Individuals and vendors will be selling everything from purses and jewelry to household wares at this weekend’s 2015 Spring into Cash community yard sale.

Web Team designs new website

Conley Bottom Resort and Marina recently unveiled a new website, designed by The Center for Rural Development’s Web Services Team.

Rogers Scholars Benefit Concert

Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard return to their Kentucky roots for a live concert performance to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Rising country music duo Chad Warrix and David Tolliver will take the stage on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Center in a benefit concert for Rogers Scholars and […]

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