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June 29, 2022

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MOSS: Now Accepting New Clients!

The Marketing One Stop Shop (MOSS) was created out of the need for The Center’s desire to provide an all-encompassing marketing program that serves the small, local and regional businesses across Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Our goal is for each project to be as unique as our clients helping them communicate more effectively with their […]

21 projects awarded ARC grants

The Center for Rural Development announces $105,800 in federal funding from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been awarded to 21 local units of government and non-profit organizations in Southern and Eastern Kentucky for capacity building planning and implementation projects. The award recipients will be funded up to $10,000 in mini-grants (also known as Flex-E-Grants) […]

Sheltowee Artisans art exhibit

From oil and watercolor paintings to intricate wood carvings, our newest art exhibit features one-of-a-kind pieces from juried members of the Sheltowee Artisans. Established in 1994, the Sheltowee Artisans started out as a small group of artists and has grown over time to include more than 75 regional artists and craftsmen. The exhibit is open […]

Rural America economic development conference

The Center for Rural Development is the host site for the Stand Up Rural America Summit 2022. More than 20 nationally renowned subject matter experts and successful economic development practitioners will be featured at the economic development conference on July 26-28. Participants will receive tangible tools and strategies to help cities, counties, and regions grow […]

2022 summer youth camps begin in June

The Center for Rural Development announces its 2022 summer youth leadership programs. Rogers Scholars June 5-10: Morehead State University July 24-29: Lindsey Wilson College Rogers Explorers June 1-3: Morehead State University June 13-15: University of the Cumberlands June 27-29: Union College July 6-8: Asbury University July 11-13: Eastern Kentucky University July 20-22: Lindsey Wilson College […]

Grant Writing Workshops

Are you thinking about writing and submitting a grant application, but don’t know how to get started? The Center for Rural Development is hosting two grant writing workshops to help you get stated on your grant-writing journey and advance your skills in grant writing. Instructor Melissa Vermillion, Director of Grants and Contracts for Hazard Community […]

Wandering Artists exhibit

The newest art exhibition at The Center for Rural Development features artwork from a talented group of artists from Pulaski and surrounding counties. The Wandering Artists, a newly formed group of artists who came together because of their mutual love of art, includes “a sampling” of their original works of art, featuring different mediums, styles, […]

Lawson Receives TVC’s Corridor Champion Award

Lonnie Lawson, President & CEO of The Center for Rural Development was recently awarded the Tennessee Valley Corridor’s Corridor Champion Award during the 2021 National Summit. The award is presented to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated extraordinary leadership advancing the objectives of the TVC through enhanced national visibility, contributing to economic development, developing advanced […]

The Federal Communications Commission Announces the Emergency Connectivity Fund

The Federal Communications Commission has announced the 45-day application filing window for schools and libraries to apply for funding through the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. What Equipment and Services Are Covered? Eligible equipment includes Wi-Fi hotspots, modems (including air cards), routers, devices that combine a […]

Jack “Goose” Givens Advocates Kentucky Broadband Initiative

    Visit the link below for a special video message from 1978 University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball Champion Jack “Goose” Givens! Jack is advocating for the Kentucky Broadband Initiative and encouraging participation in the Kentucky Internet Speed Test. Internet access is now vital infrastructure in providing our students with a world-class education, no matter […]

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