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October 9, 2015

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First Lady Beshear receives award

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear has been recognized for her role in helping to launch the first-ever Feed the Mind literacy event in Pulaski County and for advancing literacy efforts in the region and throughout the state. Mrs. Beshear was presented a plaque by organizers of Feed the Mind Pulaski County at this year’s event […]

Reserve vendor space for KidsFest

The Center for Rural Development is reserving vendor space for the third, and final, KidsFest event of the 2015 season. KidsFest, a community event for the entire family, returns on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at The Center. The event will celebrate the arrival of fall and feature many of the popular attractions, including […]

EIEA announces award winners

Four of the region’s top small business owners and entrepreneurs in Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been named 2015 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award (EIEA) winners. This year’s EIEA winners and finalists in their respective categories are: Young Entrepreneur: Aaron Roberts, owner, Yard Farmers, LLC, Somerset Roberts started Yard Farmers, a complete grounds maintenance company, in 2005 at the age […]

Partners on broadband project

As a long-time technology leader in the region, The Center for Rural Development is proud to be part of a project that is bringing reliable, high-speed Internet to every county of the state. The Kentucky Wired I-Way broadband network, which was launched in Eastern Kentucky on Aug. 31, will bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every corner of the Commonwealth. […]

Coming Oct. 15: Register now

LIVE2LEAD is a world-class leadership experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership during this information-packed half-day event. Learn from world-class leadership experts at this simulcast broadcast on Oct. 15 from 9 a.m.-noon at The Center for Rural Development. You will return to […]

Kentucky artists exhibit work

A new art exhibit by two Kentucky artists is on display at The Center for Rural Development. The exhibit, “Art: From the Mountains to the Sea,” showcases the work of Estill County resident Donna Morgan and William F. Adams, who makes his home in Madison County. Morgan, who lives on a 145-acre farm in Eastern Kentucky, began […]

Next cooking class: Greek Cuisine

Learn how to prepare gyros, stuffed grape leaves, spinach pie, chicken soup with egg lemon sauce, and Greek donuts with honey and walnuts at the next World Class Cuisine international cooking class

ELI winning team earns EKU scholarship offer

Four graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) have earned college scholarship offers from Eastern Kentucky University for an innovative new market product that will help keep cell phones germ free. High school students Breece Hayes II, Shawna Holbrook, William “Mason” Miller, and Hunter Davis, members of the winning team The […]

Tickets on sale for Nathan Stanley concert on Nov. 20

The Nathan Stanley concert, featuring special guest Dr. Ralph Stanley, has been rescheduled for Nov. 20.

Training for displaced coal miners

The Center for Rural Development has been awarded a grant to provide free workforce training and re-employment services for displaced coal miners and former coal employees impacted by the decline in the coal industry in four Kentucky counties.

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