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December 1, 2020

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Postponed Christmas Caroling & virtual tree lighting

Both Christmas Caroling with Stephanie Bastin & Friends and virtual tree lighting have been postponed.

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 […]

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 […]

Art Exhibit by Sue Burkett

Our next art exhibit features the work of Pulaski County contemporary artist Susan “Sue” Burkett.

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.

Indoor and Outdoor Space Rentals to Meet Your Business and Event Needs

Your guests can still enjoy sitting together with their friends in a fun, safe environment at The Center for Rural Development. We realize these are difficult and challenging times and we are taking additional steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone who rents space in our facility. We offer both indoor and outdoor space rentals […]

September is National Preparedness Month!

    National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.The 2020 NPM theme is: “Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today.” Take the time today to […]

Fiber Internet is Now Live at the Slade Welcome Center

As 2020 unfolds it is becoming more apparent than ever that reliable, affordable internet access is an essential service for individuals and businesses alike. Dependable high-speed, high-capacity internet has become a necessity much like electricity, water and sewer. For many years Kentucky has been at or near the bottom of national and international rankings for […]

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