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June 25, 2021

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East KY Leadership Conference Draws Record-Breaking Crowd

Congressman Harold Rogers and Governor Steve Beshear joined leaders from Southern and Eastern Kentucky to discuss critical issues important to the region at the 27th annual East Kentucky Leadership Conference. The conference, which brings together leaders from across the region to talk about issues specific to Southern and Eastern Kentucky, drew more than 400 people […]

The Center to help lead efforts for high-speed broadband expansion in eastern KY

Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers and Governor Steve Beshear have announced plans for the Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway project, providing critically needed high-speed broadband Internet access to the Commonwealth.  The project is estimated to cost $100 million, and could take up to three years to build nearly 3,000 miles of fiber infrastructure, which is often […]

ARDPI mini-grants available

Communities in 34 counties may apply for ARDPI mini-grant funding.

Center site for launch of philanthropy initiative

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.

The Center, SRTB-RC help present national honors to law enforcement agencies at conference

Three law enforcement organizations received national recognition for the life-saving use of equipment and supplies obtained at no cost through the Federal Surplus Property Program. The Metro Nashville, Tenn. Police Department, Wilson County, Kan. Sherriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Los Angeles Field Division were each named “Success Stories of the Year” at the […]

The Center captures three ADDY Awards for new branding and promotional materials

Promotional materials developed with The Center for Rural Development’s newly launched branding designs and concept captured three prestigious ADDY Awards from the American Advertising Federation’s Lexington Advertising Club at its recent annual awards ceremony. The Center was awarded two silver ADDYs for its 2010-11 performing arts brochures and new Focus Area and facilities brochures, and […]

National Symphony Orchestra live at The Center on Feb. 24

For the past 80 years, they’ve entertained U.S. presidents and countless others in our nation’s capital. On Feb. 24, the National Symphony Orchestra will bring its time-honored show to The Center for Rural Development in Somerset for a special, one-night-only performance. Direct from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the 100-piece National Symphony Orchestra will […]

Harlan County hits the Web thanks to The Center, ARC mini-grants

  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 […]

The Center's SRTB-RC profiled on WLEX-TV News

"A Christmas Carol" at 7:30 p.m. tonight at The Center

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