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June 25, 2021

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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 […]

Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit examines Democracy in America

The Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, in cooperation with Kentucky Humanities, presents “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America.”

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 […]

Kentucky Broadband Initiative: Internet Speed Test

Kentucky Launches Free Statewide Wi-Fi Speed Test to Better Connect People to School, Business and Government Services Go to ewdc.ky.gov/Initiatives/Pages/KBI.aspx to participate Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman recently announced the launch of the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a crowd-sourcing project that will gather data from Kentuckians needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework […]

Initiatives to Improve Broadband Across Kentucky

Kentuckians are utilizing technology more than ever as we turn to virtual methods of interacting with others in our daily lives. As our need for internet connectivity grows it is reassuring to know there are many exciting initiatives that are in motion to improve broadband across the state. During the recent 2020 SOAR Summit, a […]

The Center Hires Consultants to Enable Broadband Expansion in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Over the decades The Center for Rural Development has demonstrated a track record of driving technology. In fact, The Center is actively working to promote and advance high-speed high-capacity broadband throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky. As the statewide KentuckyWired fiber middle-mile nears completion, The Center is dedicated to helping communities explore ways to become “last-mile […]

An Interview with Local Ballerina Eliana Spiro!

Recently, we had the privilege of interviewing local ballerina Eliana Spiro! Ms. Spiro is a gifted individual who has the unique honor of training with Ballet Magnificat, a world-renown professional dance company. Be sure to catch their upcoming ballet performance “Hiding Place” on Sunday, October 18th at 3 PM! Tickets available by calling The Center […]

The Center Finishes Harlan County Broadband Speed Test to Determine Usability for Purpose

The Center for Rural Development recently completed a broadband speed test in Harlan County and the data collected will be used to document the areas of need where many citizens may have little to no access to reliable and affordable internet. The Center worked with GEO Partners, LLC to provide the speed test in an […]

Freedom Unfurled | The story regarding the U.S. Flag in The Center’s lobby.

Freedom interwoven into the fabric of everyday American life is expressed in a variety of ways. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are among our unalienable rights as citizens of the world’s greatest country. American freedom is matchless yet comes with the highest of associated costs. There are countless ways to express the freedom […]

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