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April 18, 2015

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Opening act for Halfway to Hazard

Somerset’s own rock ‘n’ roll band, One Way, will open for Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard at a benefit concert performance to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. These four young artists, ranging in age from 13 to 16, will introduce three new original songs at the Rogers Scholars […]

Russell County artist exhibits work at The Center

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 […]

Turn your treasure into cash

Spring is in the air and it’s time to do a little spring cleaning and make some extra cash at the same time at The Center for Rural Development’s 2015 Spring Into Cash community yard sale.

Hotel construction to begin this spring

Construction on a 105-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel adjacent to The Center for Rural Development is expected to start this spring and will be completed in the summer of 2016, officials announced today.

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.

Rogers Scholars Benefit Concert

Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard return to their Kentucky roots for a live concert performance to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Rising country music duo Chad Warrix and David Tolliver will take the stage on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. at The Center in a benefit concert for Rogers Scholars and […]

Free training for first responders

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC), led by The Center for Rural Development, is introducing an eight-hour, instructor-led U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)-certified course on Planning and Intervention for Gangs, Hate and Terrorist Groups in Rural Jails and Prisons. The management-level course focuses on rural correctional facilities as unique environments for threat group recruitment and […]

QuickBooks training in April

Instructor Carol Whitson will be leading two QuickBooks training sessions for beginners and advanced-level students to explore and unlock the full potential of this powerful business accounting software program. Whitson will give an overview of the basic features of QuickBooks at an introductory “Get Going with QuickBooks” training on April 14 and follow up with a second training session […]

Nonimate your favorite educator for AppLE Award

Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit education organization that helps to raise educational attainment levels in the Fifth Congressional District, is seeking nominations for the Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) Awards. Now in its fourth year, the AppLE Awards recognize leaders in education, including local parent and student groups, who have made significant contributions to […]

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