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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.

December 2023

RK Gun Show

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16 - 17 Dec
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Public Safety

Public Safety
April 24, 2023

Get training you need to plan for an emergency in your community

In the event of a major disaster, emergency managers, first responders, and community leaders must work together to coordinate and facilitate an emergency plan. Thanks to the Rural Domestic Preparedness…

Arts & Culture

Arts & CultureNews
September 1, 2023

The Center has been voted the BEST EVENT VENUE in Pulaski County

The results of the 2023 Readers Choice Awards are in, and we are absolutely thrilled to announce that The Center has been voted the **BEST EVENT VENUE** in Pulaski County!…


June 19, 2023

Retiring board members Davis and Lacy honored for service

Two board members have been recognized for their leadership and dedicated service to The Center for Rural Development and the residents of Southern and Eastern Kentucky. In April, U.S. Congressman…


November 14, 2023

Broadband expansion announced for 16 KY counties

Ten years ago, The Center for Rural Development became the launching pad for broadband expansion in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Now, more households, businesses, and communities than ever before will…

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