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May 1, 2016

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Three new Excel classes in May

Harness the power of Excel and become an advanced user at our Your Center of Learning Microsoft Office Excel classes at The Center for Rural Development. Microsoft Office specialist Carol Whitson will be leading three Excel classes in May for beginner, intermediate, and advanced-level users. Microsoft Office Excel 2013: Level 1 — May 6 8:30 a.m.-4:30 […]

KyGives Day in support of our youth

Support our youth in southern and eastern Kentucky Youth in Southern and Eastern Kentucky face many obstacles in their journey to adulthood. The persistent cycle of poverty in Appalachia, and the recent layoffs in the coal mining industry, have only exacerbated the feelings of hopelessness that many youth say they have experienced. At a recent […]

2016 Rogers Scholars class announced

Sixty-three 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 […]

Support Rogers Scholars and our youth

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

YCOL courses approved for credit hours

Are you in need of professional development hours? The Center for Rural Development has received approval under the Effective Instructional Leadership Act for educators to receive EILA hours for attending our Your Center of Learning training courses. Register now for our April courses! (Click on the course title to register for these Your Center of […]

Grant Writing 101 workshop

Melissa Vermillion will teach you how to write a compelling grant proposal on April 26 at Grant Writing 101.

ARC funds ReDiscover Louisa projects

When Harold Slone was elected mayor of Louisa, one of the first items on his to-do list was to try to get the riverfront development project off the ground. The city of Louisa is rich in history. The Levisa Fork River and the Tug Fork River join at Louisa to form the Big Sandy River. […]

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 […]

Forward in the Fifth hosts College & Career Summit

Dr. Bill Symonds, director of the Global Pathways Institute and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University, will be the keynote speaker at Forward in the Fifth’s College and Career Readiness Summit on Friday, Sept. 11, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at The Center For Rural Development. Symonds is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Oxford University […]

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