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At The Center,
we change people's lives.

We help people feel safer through public safety initiatives; let people tap into their creative spirit through the arts; empower people through leadership education opportunities; and give people access to advanced technology.

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The Center for Rural Development strives to establish productive and prosperous communities.

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The Center for Rural Development fosters a culture of creativity throughout our region.


The Center for Rural Development is a catalyst for regional and statewide economic, local, and educational development.


The Center for Rural Development serves as your gateway to world-class communication and collaboration.

Upcoming Events

To access information on how to purchase tickets online for our public events; see our interactive monthly calendar with listings of daily events. You can find information and current schedule for our annual live performing arts series, and locate general information on our art exhibits that display in our lobby and first-floor areas.

July 2024
August 2024
September 2024

Called to Worship

Join us for An Unforgettable Night of Worship with Contemporary ...
07 Sep
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Center for Rural Development

Little Texas

CT Promotions presents Little Texas in concert on Saturday, Sept. ...
28 Sep
8:00 pm
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October 2024
November 2024
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News Articles

Public Safety

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March 22, 2024

RDPC Gears up for Summer Training at The Center

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) is delivering MGT-335 Event Security Planning for Public Safety Professionals on May 29 and May 30, 2024, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at The Center…

Arts & Culture

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June 18, 2024

Stop by and view our new art exhibition, RURBANITY

We are pleased to welcome visual artist and photographer Jeff Scribner as our featured artist in a new art exhibition. RURBANITY is a collection of acrylic paintings and digital photographs…


April 22, 2024

The Center to Host Statewide Economic Development Conference

The Center for Rural Development is proud to host this three-day event showcasing the Somerset-Pulaski areas. In just a few days, economic development professionals from across the state will gather…


March 5, 2024

Broadband Moving Forward in Harlan County & the Region

Representative from The Center for Rural Development, in partnership with the Kentucky Office of Broadband Development, recently met with county officials, community leaders, and business owners to listen and give…

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