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January 17, 2021

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OSHA 10-Hour compliance and safety training

To help businesses learn more about OSHA safety requirements in the workplace, The Center for Rural Development is teaming up with The Safety Firm LLC, an OSHA-certified health and safety training program, to present an OSHA compliance safety training on Feb. 22-23. This is an in-person training and seating is limited.

Now accepting applications for Rogers Scholars

The Center for Rural Development is accepting applications for the 2021 Rogers Scholars program. Rogers Scholars is open to rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky seeking to build their skills in leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, and community service. The program provides various leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for young people to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harlan County Broadband Internet Speed Test Information

Harlan County residents click here to take the one-minute broadband speed test.

Come in, We’re Open

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

46th Annual Emergency Medical Services Week

May 17-23, 2020, is the 46th annual National EMS Week.  In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. We honor our nation’s paramedics, EMTs, flight crews, and other EMS professionals who tirelessly […]

Tickets on sale for Hiding Place

The Center for Rural Development proudly presents Hiding Place by Ballet Magnificat!

Do you need marketing services?

The Center for Rural Development’s Marketing One-Stop-Shop provides affordable marketing and advertising services to regional, small and startup businesses.

A Message from President & CEO Lonnie Lawson

The Center is pleased to announce that we are resuming in-person services. Our facility is now open to the general public and operating at 33% capacity.

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