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June 25, 2021

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Donnie Baker with Elvis

Donnie Baker of “The Bob & Tom Show” will be the headline performer on June 26 at 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development.

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.”

Enjoy the beauty of great outdoors in amazing exhibit

The Center for Rural Development is excited to showcase the work of Pulaski County photographer Shawn Edwards in our new art exhibit. The exhibit, now on display, reflects Shawn’s love for the outdoors and his passion to explore. “Outside of work, my passion is hiking and riding my bike,” he said. “My photography is my […]

Forklift Safety: Train the Trainer Workshop

Did you know that in the past few years between 55 and 80 workers die every year due to forklift incidents? OSHA requires that all forklift trainers be knowledgeable about the OSHA requirements of 1910.178 (The Powered Industrial Truck Standard). The Center for Rural Development, in partnership with The Safety Firm LLC, an OSHA-certified safety […]

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?

Harlan County woman receives training funds

As a mother of three, Jana Stanifer of Harlan County knew she needed more training and education if she wanted to financially support and create a better way of life for her family. She decided to get training as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College. “I needed to complete […]

COAL program provides funds for training

Danessa Saylor had her mind set on attending college right out of high school, but the high cost of a college education stood in her way. “I had to turn down acceptance letters from colleges that I was unable to afford,” she said. Without much success on the job front and limited employment opportunities in […]

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