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January 21, 2022

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Now accepting ARC mini-grants

The Center for Rural Development is accepting proposals for the 2022 Kentucky ARC mini grant program from qualified local units of government and non-profit entities for capacity building planning and implementation projects.

Broadband expansion project

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.

Two new plays coming in 2022

The Center for Rural Development and Lake Cumberland Performing Arts announce two new School Time Theatre and evening performances have been added to the schedule in 2022. I Have A Dream: Wednesday, Feb. 2 School Time Theatre: 10 AM Recommended for Grades 3 Adult Biography, Language Arts, History, Multicultural, Public Speaking, Reading, Self-Esteem, Character Development […]

OSHA 10-Hour Training

Participants will learn current OSHA requirements in the area of occupational safety and health in the workplace.

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

Did you know professional meetings and events are SAFER than your average trip to the grocery store? The Center for Rural Development has and always will put our customers and staff safety first, but industry leaders emphasize science and data support: Attending professional business meetings and events is incredibly safe. In fact, it is safer […]

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 […]

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