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May 28, 2018

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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!

Jerry Claunch is named executive vice president

The Center for Rural Development is pleased to announce Jerry Claunch will serve as its new executive vice president. Claunch, who spent 40-plus years working in the financial services industry, is the newest member of The Center’s Management Team. “Jerry’s business experience and involvement in a wide variety of community service organizations in Pulaski and […]

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 […]

Lee County Tourism Commission completes 2017 ARC Flex-E-Grant

BEATTYVILLE, KY — The Lee County Tourism Commission concluded its 2017 ARC Flex-E-Grant, which resulted in the construction of trailhead signage and a paddle trail map. The purpose of the project was to get the community together and experience a local river and tourism spot. Over the summer, the tourism commission hosted four paddle trips. […]

Harlan County EDA develops logo, website

HARLAN, KY — The Harlan County Fiscal Court recently completed the 2017 ARC Flex-E-Grant program, administered by The Center for Rural Development, in order to create a website and logo for the Harlan County Economic Development Authority. The Harlan County Fiscal Court was awarded $6,900 to work with the Harlan County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) […]

Wednesday Wedding Wisdom Expert Advice: Swap This for That

It’s no secret that the number one thing that causes stress, anxiety, and many sleepless nights with planning a wedding, is the budget. It’s actually quite simple to rack up a major wedding bill if you aren’t being careful. You can still have the wedding of your dreams without burning a hole in your wallet by making a few sneaky swaps to commonly used wedding day items.

Union College develops after-school program

BARBOURVILLE, KY — Union College recently completed an ARC Flex-E-Grant project that laid the foundation for an after-school program for area youth. Union College was awarded $9,500 through the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Flex-E-Grant program, which is administered by The Center for Rural Development, to develop a youth wellness program. Union College developed the program […]

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