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June 29, 2022

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Broadband Expansion Award

The Center for Rural Development announces broadband grant to Knox County through its Move the Needle program The Center for Rural Development is pleased to announce the very first grant award as part of its Move the Needle program to Knox County.  The grant, totaling $99,840.00, will be used to purchase ancillary equipment for a […]

Rowan County initiates broadband expansion

MOREHEAD, KY –  More than 8,200 Rowan County residents are expected to have high-speed fiber internet access by the end of the year.  Local and state government officials, along with community leaders, company officials and students gathered at Rowan County Middle School as Rowan County Judge Executive Harry Clark made the announcement.  “When I was growing up, broadband wasn’t even a word yet. We were still pretty excited by electricity. Today, it’s something that affects the life of every child in Rowan County,” said the judge.

Now accepting applications for Marketing positions

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications for the positions of Marketing Coordinators/One-Stop-Shop.

Let’s Meet There

Let’s Meet There is a national initiative to restore professional meetings and events across the United States. The campaign seeks to change the narrative on professional meetings and events, emphasize the low risk of COVID-19 transmission, as well as the benefits to the business community. Let’s Change the Narrative! #LetsMeetThere For more information or to […]

Named Best Event Venue

The Commonwealth Journal newspaper has announced The Center for Rural Development has been voted “Best Event Venue and Best Entertainment Center in the Area” in the Readers Choice Best of the Best 2021 contest. “We want to thank all of the CJ readers who voted and have supported us to make our event venue one […]

Reserve your event space today!

Whether you are planning an off-site business meeting with your team leaders, community event, wedding, concert or live performance, The Center for Rural Development can meet your individual needs.

Harlan County woman receives COAL funding assistance

A single mother of three, Tara Hensley of Harlan County was struggling to make ends meet. Working at a fast-food restaurant was not paying the bills. She knew she had to turn her life around. Receiving training to improve her workforce skills, taking a college course, or looking for another job seemed beyond her reach. […]

Funding announced for Coal Impacted Skills Training Program

The Center for Rural Development has been awarded $300,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for the Coal Impacted Skills Training (CIST) Program to provide training opportunities for displaced, unemployed, and underemployed individuals in 35 Kentucky counties impacted by the decline of the coal industry and COVID-19. The grant funding was announced on Monday by […]

Come in, We’re Open

The Center for Rural Development is open for business and ready to meet your business and event needs.

Next yard sale: Sept. 12

Do you have items to sale or are you looking for merchandise at yard sale prices?

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