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May 11, 2021

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Essential skills training for the workplace

Our next “Becoming Your Best in the Workplace” workshop is on Tuesday, May 11, from 9 a.m.-12 PM (Noon) with instructor Jeremy A. Taylor

John Conlee concert

See John Conlee “Mr. Rose Colored Glasses” in concert on May 29 at 7 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development

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 […]

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 ewdc.ky.gov/Initiatives/Pages/KBI.aspx 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 […]

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