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April 5, 2020

Leadership Category

A Message from President & CEO Lonnie Lawson

The Center for Rural Development’s COVID19 Emergency Preparedness Plan to Protect Employees and Guests The Center for Rural Development is functioning with a reduced workforce and maintaining operations. On Monday, March 16, Governor Beshear declared a State of Emergency and directed all non-essential facilities to close effective 5:00 pm on March 18, 2020. Therefore, all […]

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Rogers Scholars Award named for Al Cornett

The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars Program has named its leadership award after well-known Cumberland resident, Al Cornett. Dr. W. Bruce Ayers, Chairman of The Center’s Board of Directors, said that Mr. Cornett, a 96-year old WWII veteran, was being honored for having built and donated two dulcimers annually for over fifteen years to […]

Becoming Your Best in the Workplace training

Laurel County is the next off-site location for a half-day morning training session on Sept. 26 at Jackson Energy Cooperative

Cake artistry inspired by painting class

Lisa Nicholas was so inspired by our painting class that she created a three-tiered cake

Essential Work Skills training

Unemployed and underemployed individuals can now receive financial assistance for work skills training  The Center for Rural Development is providing essential work skills training classes and financial assistance for unemployed and underemployed individuals in 14 Kentucky coal-impacted counties. The classes include workforce skills training in Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Learning to Lead, and Time Management & […]

Painting class starts on May 28

The Center for Rural Development’s Your Own Painted Canvas – Where Fun Meets Art Explore your creative side in The Center for Rural Development’s new Painting Classes! Our award winning instructor, Jeremy Scrimager, will guide you through creating your own version of the monthly featured painting. We provide everything needed, along with the clean-up, so […]

Now offering fiber optic courses

The Center for Rural Development, in partnership with the KCTCS schools, invites you to continue your education by attending one or more of these Certified Fiber Optics (CFO) training courses, to help you become the most qualified in your field!

Kentucky Fried Secrets Cooking Class on May 7

The Center for Rural Development’s Kentucky Fried Secrets Cooking Class May 7 | 6:30-8:30 PM | $25 adults & $15 children (ages 5 and above) There’s no secret about it. Who doesn’t love fried chicken? Chef Mete Sergin will demonstrate how to make some of the best fried chicken ever, along with some delicious Southern […]

Houseboat vacation winner announced

Carolyn Huffman of Metcalfe County is the winner of a houseboat vacation on Lake Cumberland

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