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September 19, 2018

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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 […]

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 […]

Center staff attends TVC National Summit

The Center for Rural Development recently attended the Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) National Summit

Fiber-Optic Cables installed at The Center

KentuckyWired contractors drill an underground pathway for fiber-optic cables at The Center for Rural Development, bringing the fiber into The Center’s Network Operations Center (NOC). When completed, the NOC will serve as the KentuckyWired digital gateway into Eastern Kentucky. The Center, a non-profit organization located in Somerset, Ky., has partnered with the Commonwealth of Kentucky […]

RDPC academic partner teams up with Dräger, INC

Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC) academic partner The University of Findlay (Ohio) All Hazards Training Center announced this week that they have teamed up with Dräger, Inc., to provide safety equipment and training expertise to support Findlay’s professional and academic programs. Dräger has been an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology […]

Technical skills training available through DCMT

Are you a displaced coal miner or former coal employee in Bell County? If so, you could qualify for technical skills training through The Center for Rural Development’s Displaced Coal Miner Training (DCMT) program. The program provides assistance with tuition or training expenses for displaced coal miners and former coal employees who have been adversely […]

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 […]

Wednesday Wedding Wisdom: What to do Before the Big Day

It’s 2018! Which means an influx of fresh wedding ideas for the newly engaged or mid-planning brides. We’ve got an insider scoop to the colors and stylized details, emerging themes, unique foods, and interactive entertainment that are bursting onto the industry scene. Get your Pinterest boards ready and take a look at our top 5 wedding trends of 2018!

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