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May 29, 2016

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New workforce training courses

Get the Microsoft Office training you need to be competitive in today’s workforce at our new Business & Community Training Center. The Business & Community Training Center, formerly Your Center of Learning, provides quality, professional career and workforce training at affordable prices to meet the changing needs of the business community. All of our training is delivered on-site by a qualified […]

ELI 2016 Announced

Twenty-two high school students will build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) at The Center The Center for Rural Development has selected 22 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to build their business and entrepreneurial skills at the 2016 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). ELI, a week-long summer […]

2016 Rogers Explorers Announced

One hundred and eighty-two students have been selected to attend 2016 Rogers Explorers summer youth leadership program Rogers Explorers are creative thinkers, career builders, and future leaders of Southern and Eastern Kentucky. This summer, 182 students —the largest class ever—will converge on the campuses of six Kentucky colleges and universities for The Center for Rural […]

Broadband feasibility study

Officials with The Center for Rural Development recently met with regional leaders in Eastern Kentucky to discuss a feasibility study for the broadband expansion in Promise Zone counties. Lonnie Lawson, CEO and President of The Center, and Larry Combs, broadband implementation manager for The Center, joined fiscal court members from seven Kentucky counties as well […]

Mass fatality planning training

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), led by The Center for Rural Development, is offering tuition-free training designed to prepare rural first responders on how to manage a mass fatality incident impacting their jurisdiction.

Meet the artist behind the painting

Lake Cumberland Performing Arts, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, invites the community to meet wildlife artist James “Jay” Perkins of Monticello and view his exhibit on display at The Center. Perkins, one of Kentucky’s premier wildlife artist, has a great love for nature and wildlife and it shows in his work and attention to details. […]

2016 Rogers Scholars class announced

Sixty-four high school students have been selected…

$175,000 awarded to 17 KY counties

The Center for Rural Development and Brushy Fork Institute recently announced recipients for the 2016 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grants. The grants will help fund 20 different projects in Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities totaling $175,000. Grant funding amounts—and planned projects in each community—are as follows: Stay in Clay —$10,000 – Clay County will utilize […]

Purchase a ticket for Houseboat Vacation

Purchase your ticket for a chance to win a Houseboat Vacation on beautiful Lake Cumberland.

RDPC training in event security

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium recently trained first responders from Ohio in preparation for the Republican National Convention, which is expected to draw in thousands of people. The Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center hosted the training on Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals. Some of the first responder agencies that attended the training include the […]

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