WYMT-TV news reporter Steve King was at The Center for Rural Development yesterday to cover Forward in the Fifth’s Education Leadership Day and the regional Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) awards recognition program. Click here to watch WYMT-TV news coverage of the event. Thank you Steve and WYMT-TV for the news report.
For going “above and beyond” to support education in their home communities and across the region, Forward in the Fifth has awarded the 2013 AppLE (Appalachian Leaders in Education) Awards to eight individuals and one student organization on a leading college campus in South Central Kentucky.
The May flowers appear to have sprung up in downtown Somerset, thanks to one local high school student’s efforts.
“This started off as a small project, but it blossomed into an outstanding downtown project,” said Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, about Southwestern High School junior Brittany Pittman’s endeavor.
Pittman, 17, a Rogers Scholar recipient, approached Girdler and several other Somerset officials in the fall in hopes of developing a downtown beautification project. As part of the Rogers Scholar program, recipients must design and propose a community service project in their hometown to be implemented by June.
It’s fast, easy, and convenient. With just one click, you can nominate a small business leader or entrepreneur in Southern and Eastern Kentucky for the 2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program.
Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto joined more than 900 third-grade students in Pulaski County on Wednesday for the third annual “Feed the Mind” event to celebrate reading and promote literacy throughout the region.
“Reading is a fundamental skill that lays the foundation for better learning and critical thinking in schools and throughout life,” said Mrs. Beshear. “Programs like ‘Feed the Mind’ are especially valuable because they help instill both the fun and importance of reading to students at a young age.”
Ten Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities and organizations have been awarded federal grant funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to advance strategic planning efforts in the region as part of the latest round of grants presented by The Center for Rural Development.
U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has recognized a 2011 graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program for her work on a local playground project.
As part of its initiative to recruit the best students anywhere in Kentucky, the University of Louisville announced it is offering $10,000, or $2,500 per year up to four years, in exclusive college scholarships to current and future graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. UofL president Dr. James R. Ramsey met with [...]
Dr. Joseph “Joe” L. Fink III, professor of law and policy at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy and a board member of The Center for Rural Development’s Board of Directors, received an honorary doctor of science degree for his “leadership in pharmacy law and public policy in the pharmaceutical industry and for [...]
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