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August 21, 2019

Leadership Category

Rogers Scholar alumnus joins The Center for Rural Development to build a brighter future

Sarah Smith, a 2004 graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program, has recently joined The Center as a Marketing Coordinator with a focus on fiber. Smith is an example of how the Rogers Scholars program is helping to build a brighter future for rural Kentuckians.

Grant Writing 201 Workshop: May 2

Do you want to write a grant or have you written one that was not funded? Whether it’s to a federal source or a foundation, knowing the steps to formulating a grant application is key to achieving funding.

Apply now for 2019 Rogers Scholars program

The Center for Rural Development is now accepting applications for the 2019 Rogers Scholars program. Rogers Scholars, an intensive one-week summer program, provides valuable leadership skills and exclusive college scholarship opportunities for rising high school juniors in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to seize their potential as the region’s next generation of leaders. “I am very […]

Register now for 5K Glow Run & Walk!

You’re invited to attend the 6th Annual Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run and Walk!

This event benefits The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program – a week long leadership and entrepreneurship development program for upcoming high school juniors from 45 counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

No-cost soft skills training workshops

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 […]

Cumberland County Fiscal Court holds philanthropy workshops on giving and endowment building

 BURKESVILLE, KY — Cumberland County Fiscal Court completed its 2017 ARC Flex-E-Grant project where they held three philanthropy workshops in August through October. The fiscal court was awarded $5,000 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant program, which is administered by The Center for Rural Development, to partner with the Lake Cumberland Area Development District […]

Group develops strategic plan for regional economic development association

MCKEE, KY — The Jackson County Development Association concluded a 2017 ARC Flex-E-Grant project that resulted in the development of a strategic plan and a regional economic development organization for Clay, Jackson, Lee, Leslie, and Owsley counties. The Jackson County Development Association was awarded $8,800 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant program, which is […]

City of Louisa continues rehabilitation of Lockview Park

LOUISA, KY — The City of Louisa recently concluded a 2017 ARC Flex-E-Grant that involved the construction of an observation deck and educational display about Lockview Dam. The City of Louisa was awarded $9,100 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant program, which is administered by The Center for Rural Development, to build upon its […]

Menifee County develops tourism marketing plan

FRENCHBURG, KY — The Menifee County Fiscal Court completed a 2017 Flex-E-Grant project that resulted in the development of a tourism marketing plan, an online asset map and a social media presence from the county. The Menifee County Fiscal Court was awarded $10,000 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant program, which is administered by […]

West Liberty develops an online map of available commercial, industrial properties

WEST LIBERTY, KY — The City of West Liberty recently developed an online database that made a list of commercial and industrial properties available to the public. The city was awarded $10,000 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant program, which is administered by The Center for Rural Development. The online-interactive map is part of […]

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