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July 28, 2017

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KidsFest: Fun for all ages

Join us for our Back-to-School KidsFest event on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development. Enjoy games, vendor booths, raffles, free inflatables by Jumping Jacks, and more. There is no admission charge to attend. Wal-Mart will be serving a free lunch. We’ll also be selling our 2017 KidsFEST T-Shirts. Cost […]

Do you need soft-skills or technical training?

Our Business & Community Training Center is providing customized soft-skills and technical skills training for employees and employers in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

2017 Rogers Scholars announced

62 high school students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky have been selected to attend this year’s 20th annual Rogers Scholars program.

Win a Houseboat Vacation

Conley Bottom Resort and The Center for Rural Development are partnering for the 2017 Houseboat Vacation Giveaway. The winning ticket will receive a houseboat vacation valued up to $3,500 and a gasoline allowance of $200.

Former coal miner earns degree thanks to DCMT program

The Displaced Coal Miner Training program provided funding assistance for Brandon Pierson of Harlan County to attend and graduate from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC)

Register for 5K Glow Run/Walk

Join us on Friday, Oct. 20, as runners and walkers of all ages will gather at The Center for Rural Development for the Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk. The race is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. near the front entrance. Registration is $25, adults (13 and Up); $20, youth (12 and under); or groups (5 or more), […]

The Center offers customized business training

The Center for Rural Development offers a variety of different workforce training options to businesses throughout its service area with the Business and Community Training Center (BCTC). One of the advantages of the training center is that it offers extensive customized training. The Center stands ready to provide solutions to move businesses ahead in this highly […]

ALUMNI PROFILE: Adair County siblings reflect on Rogers Scholars experience

There is nearly a 10 year age difference between Adair County siblings Kyle Mann, 22, and Brandi Blackburn, 31, but the brother and sister duo have never been closer. Growing up they had the same drive for success – they both attended the same undergraduate school, the same graduate school, and they both went into […]

Russell County French Valley Industrial Park is certified as a ‘Shovel-Ready’ site

The Russell County French Valley Industrial Park is officially certified as a “Shovel Ready” site for the food and beverage industry after concluding a 2016 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant provided by The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY. The Russell County Industrial Development Authority (RCIDA) received an ARC Flex-E-Grant for $10,000 to contract […]

Next cooking class: Tasty Tarts

Join us for Tasty Tarts Cooking Class with Chef Mete Sergin on July 11 from 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development.

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