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April 28, 2015

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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 […]

Halfway to Hazard raises money for Scholars

More than 200 people gathered at The Center for Rural Development last weekend to support the Rogers Scholars program and listen to some “great music” from Kentucky own’s Halfway to Hazard. Rising country music duo Chad Warrix and David Tolliver performed at a benefit concert to support The Center’s Rogers Scholars program. Somerset’s own rock band, “OneWay,” opened for […]

Lake Cumberland Battle of the Bands on May 9

Eleven bands will battle it out to see who will be the “top band” in the 9th annual iHeartRadio/Don Marshall Lake Cumberland Battle of the Bands. The event is scheduled to begin at noon on Saturday, May 9, at The Center for Rural Development. According to a schedule released by event organizers, the playing order for […]

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.

New art exhibit: Bold, colorful images

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 […]

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.

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