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July 3, 2015

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2015 Rogers Scholars graduates

Thirty-three high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky graduated from the first class of The Center for Rural Development’s 2015 Rogers Scholars program. Allison “Allie” Patrick, 16, a student at Southwestern High School in Pulaski County, was presented the prestigious Doug Reece Memorial Award. She had the highest-scoring application of graduates in her class. Lonnie Lawson, […]

Register now for summer art camp

Children between the ages of 6-11 years old will have an opportunity this summer to experience the arts in a whole new way at the 2015 Virginia Murrell Summer Art Camp.

Build your Microsoft Office skills

If you are looking to build your Microsoft Office skills, The Center for Rural Development has the training you need to help accomplish that goal and more. Your Center of Learning training program offers instructor-led courses for beginners and advanced-level computer users in some of the most in-demand Microsoft Office programs. You’ll learn how to master Microsoft Excel, […]

An Evening with Bluegrass Music Royalty

Bluegrass legend Dr. Ralph Stanley will join his grandson, Nathan Stanley, on stage for a live concert performance at The Center for Rural Development.

Training for displaced coal miners

The Center for Rural Development has been awarded a grant to provide training opportunities and re-employment services to displaced coal miners impacted by layoffs and coal mine closures. The goal of the Displaced Coal Miner Training Program is to provide an all-inclusive training package that will lead displaced miners to gainful employment in the areas of Bell, […]

VSA Kentucky Side by Side art on display

Artwork created by Northern Middle School students and local artist Jeff Nash is on display in a new visual arts exhibit at The Center for Rural Development. The VSA Kentucky Side by Side art exhibit includes one original piece of art from each student artist, a submitted piece from the professional artist, and a collaborative piece from […]

Thailand Cuisine cooking class on July 21

Register now for World Class Cuisine cooking series and learn to prepare international meals.

Educators receive Excel training

Thanks to The Center for Rural Development and Partners for Education at Berea College, Lori Duggins of Lancaster is better able to perform her job as an academic specialist at Garrard County High School. “Schools are moving toward being driven by data to make decisions,” Duggins said. “The Microsoft Excel training I received at The […]

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 soon

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, […]

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