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March 2, 2021

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Rhonda Vincent’s Listening Party

Grammy award-winning Bluegrass artist Rhonda L. Vincent will be making a guest appearance at The Center for Rural Development on Saturday, March 20, at 3 PM for a personal meet and greet. Rhonda, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry, will be introducing her new album and spending one-on-one time with fans.  She will […]

Now accepting applications for ELI

The Center for Rural Development is now accepting application for the 2021 Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI). During this summer program, students compete for a college scholarship by creating their own unique business or prototype. High school students in grades 9-11 from The Center’s 45-county primary service area are encouraged to apply. ELI is scheduled to […]

New Exhibit Coming Soon

Look for more information about a new photography exhibit by Shawn Edwards.

Kentucky Broadband Initiative: Internet Speed Test

Kentucky Launches Free Statewide Wi-Fi Speed Test to Better Connect People to School, Business and Government Services Go to to participate Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman recently announced the launch of the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a crowd-sourcing project that will gather data from Kentuckians needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework […]

Have Your Holiday Family Gathering at The Center

If you are looking for a space to host your holiday family gathering for a group of 25 people or less, contact us today!

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. […]

Initiatives to Improve Broadband Across Kentucky

Kentuckians are utilizing technology more than ever as we turn to virtual methods of interacting with others in our daily lives. As our need for internet connectivity grows it is reassuring to know there are many exciting initiatives that are in motion to improve broadband across the state. During the recent 2020 SOAR Summit, a […]

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 […]

The Center Hires Consultants to Enable Broadband Expansion in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Over the decades The Center for Rural Development has demonstrated a track record of driving technology. In fact, The Center is actively working to promote and advance high-speed high-capacity broadband throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky. As the statewide KentuckyWired fiber middle-mile nears completion, The Center is dedicated to helping communities explore ways to become “last-mile […]

An Interview with Local Ballerina Eliana Spiro!

Recently, we had the privilege of interviewing local ballerina Eliana Spiro! Ms. Spiro is a gifted individual who has the unique honor of training with Ballet Magnificat, a world-renown professional dance company. Be sure to catch their upcoming ballet performance “Hiding Place” on Sunday, October 18th at 3 PM! Tickets available by calling The Center […]

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