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August 22, 2017

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KTIA conference comes to The Center for the first time

The Center for Rural Development brings KTIA conference to Somerset.

Moving Eastern KY Forward with Broadband initiative finalists announced

The promise of accessible, high-speed broadband is motivating communities in Eastern Kentucky to come up with creative, innovative projects that will move Kentucky forward and create training and employment opportunities in a 21st Century digital economy.

Former coal miner earns degree thanks to DCMT program

The Displaced Coal Miner Training program provided funding assistance for Brandon Pierson of Harlan County to attend and graduate from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC)

Register for 5K Glow Run/Walk

Join us on Friday, Oct. 20, as runners and walkers of all ages will gather at The Center for Rural Development for the Rogers Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk. The race is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. near the front entrance. Registration is $25, adults (13 and Up); $20, youth (12 and under); or groups (5 or more), […]

The Center offers customized business training

The Center for Rural Development offers a variety of different workforce training options to businesses throughout its service area with the Business and Community Training Center (BCTC). One of the advantages of the training center is that it offers extensive customized training. The Center stands ready to provide solutions to move businesses ahead in this highly […]

ALUMNI PROFILE: Adair County siblings reflect on Rogers Scholars experience

There is nearly a 10 year age difference between Adair County siblings Kyle Mann, 22, and Brandi Blackburn, 31, but the brother and sister duo have never been closer. Growing up they had the same drive for success – they both attended the same undergraduate school, the same graduate school, and they both went into […]

ARC Flex-E-Grants announced

SOMERSET, Ky.—The Center for Rural Development and the Brushy Fork Institute recently announced the recipients for the 2017 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grants. The grants will help fund 22 different projects in Southern and Eastern Kentucky communities totaling more than $180,000. The Center for Rural Development and the Brushy Fork Institute worked together to identify […]

Eastern Kentucky business succeeding globally through high speed broadband connectivity

High-speed internet access and reliable connectivity will equip businesses to compete globally and could increase economic opportunities for communities in Eastern Kentucky.

A Perfect Tea Party with Expressions Tea

Learn how to plan a “perfect” tea party for your little girl on May 23 from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at The Center for Rural Development.

A look inside the newly opened Courtyard by Marriott

The new Courtyard by Marriott Somerset, located adjacent to The Center for Rural Development, is officially open.

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