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August 15, 2018

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Announcing 2018-2019 Center Stage season

Lake Cumberland Performing Arts (LCPA), in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, is pleased to announce the 2018-2019 Center Stage season. Our exciting four show season line-up kicks off with Grammy award winning multi-platinum artist Bryan White on Oct. 11. Celebrate the holidays with Exile, an American band founded in Richmond, KY, with Christmas with […]

Register now for Fall into Cash yard sale

Sell your wares and make some extra cash at The Center for Rural Development’s 2018 Fall into Cash community yard sale.

Country Brunch cooking class starts on Sept. 22

Join us for Country Brunch cooking class on Saturday, Sept. 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development.

Sonya’s Eye on the World art exhibit

A new art exhibit by nature photographer Sonya Beattie of Somerset is on display and will be on exhibit through Sept. 17. The exhibit, a look at “Sonya’s Eye on the World,” includes a collection of her spectacular photographs taken during her travels and adventures. “It’s been a dream of mine, for over 30 years, […]

The Center for Rural Development provides no-cost soft skills training

The Center for Rural Development’s Business & Community Training Center is presenting a new series of no-cost soft-skills training courses. The instructor-led courses will provide critical, in-demand soft skills training for employees and job seekers in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. “Sometimes employees have the technical skills needed to do a job, but they fall short in the […]

RDPC Staff attended the 2018 National Preparedness Symposium

The Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) staff attended the 2018 National Preparedness Symposium, held May 21-24, 2018, at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  Lonnie Lawson, President & CEO of The Center for Rural Development and RDPC Principal Investigator, represented RDPC during a panel review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Continuing Training Grant […]

The Center Insider Issue 1.4 – Summer 2018

The latest issue of The Center Insider is ready for review! This issue includes: The Center hires Executive VP Former Rogers Scholar reflects on program 21st Class of Rogers Scholars Announced Harlan County man finds career in nursing A Taste of Kentucky Kentucky Wired July Workforce Training Classes RDPC Courses Technology Events and Services

Center staff attends 2018 Fiber Connect conference

Lonnie Lawson, President & CEO at The Center   The Center for Rural Development recently attended the 2018 Fiber Connect conference hosted by the Fiber Broadband Association in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference amassed industry leaders from across the United States and the world to share ideas, skills and resources. The conference was an important opportunity […]

Career & workforce training classes

Get started building your career and workforce training skills at our Business & Community Training Center.

Technology event hosted at The Center

The Center for Rural Development recently co-sponsored a technology event in conjunction with the East Region Association of Technology Coordinators (ERATC). The event brought together several Eastern Kentucky school districts to focus on enhancing the integration of technology into the educational process. The effort aims to impact school curriculum, staff development and community relations. While […]

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