A Kentucky program that provides technology assistance for small and rural law enforcement agencies across the nation helped Christmas come early for a rural Louisiana police department. Police Chief Kevin Billiot of Montgomery, La., was one of 31 participants in the Fall 2011 Rural Law Enforcement Technology Institute, a national conference hosted Dec. 4-8 in [...]
Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers today announced $1 million in ARC grants to support the Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative (ARDPI). Governor Beshear joined Appalachian Regional Commission Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl and other community leaders in Somerset for today’s announcement.
The initiative supports the development of permanent, accessible community foundations in Eastern Kentucky that will work to secure local assets to provide long-term resources for their communities.
Schools in Wayne, Letcher, Breathitt, Bath, Floyd, and Johnson counties are taking a “LEAP” forward to advance education in the region and change the lives of students in their local communities. Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, has awarded $9,000 in funding support to five groups in these six [...]
Congressman Rogers, The Center's Lonnie Lawson are honored at 2011 Rural School Safety and Technology conference
Two men who have helped create and shape the future of The Center for Rural Development were honored at the 2011 Rural School Safety and Technology Conference held March 3 and 4 at The Center in Somerset. U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05), who has championed homeland security and supported school safety in rural America, [...]
Mixing the majesty of classic Beethoven and Ravel with the emotion of contemporary sentimental favorites, Washington D.C.’s National Symphony Orchestra wrapped up its 2011 American Residency tour of Kentucky Feb. 24 before a sold-out house of 760 people at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. After performing 120 musical events in eight [...]
Many small, rural Kentucky communities and non-profit organizations have good, creative ideas, but lack financial resources to turn those ideas into reality. That was the situation Tri-Cities Heritage Development Corporation, a Main Street program established to promote the economic revitalization of the cities of Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch in Harlan County, found when the [...]