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May 22, 2015

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Let’s get started cooking

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

KidsFest opens on June 13

Enjoy games, inflatables, lazer tag, obstacle course, slip ‘n slide, arts and crafts and more at this year’s KidsFest events at The Center for Rural Development.

EIEA: Calling all entrepreneurs

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program. Nominate the region’s top small business owners, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations in Southern and Eastern Kentucky and share their success stories.

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 […]

Rogers Scholars Class of 2015 announced

Sixty-three high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been named 2015 Rogers Scholars. The Center for Rural Development is proud to announce the following students from 45 Kentucky counties will build their leadership and entrepreneurial skills this summer at Rogers Scholars. 2015 Class of Rogers Scholars First Name Last Name County of School High School Cole Schmidt […]

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, […]

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.

Experience the colors of art

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 […]

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