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September 20, 2021

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Kentucky Broadband Initiative: Internet Speed Test

Kentucky Launches Free Statewide Wi-Fi Speed Test to Better Connect People to School, Business and Government Services Go to ewdc.ky.gov/Initiatives/Pages/KBI.aspx to participate Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman recently announced the launch of the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a crowd-sourcing project that will gather data from Kentuckians needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework […]

Have Your Holiday Family Gathering at The Center

If you are looking for a space to host your holiday family gathering for a group of 25 people or less, contact us today!

Harlan County woman receives COAL funding assistance

A single mother of three, Tara Hensley of Harlan County was struggling to make ends meet. Working at a fast-food restaurant was not paying the bills. She knew she had to turn her life around. Receiving training to improve her workforce skills, taking a college course, or looking for another job seemed beyond her reach. […]

Initiatives to Improve Broadband Across Kentucky

Kentuckians are utilizing technology more than ever as we turn to virtual methods of interacting with others in our daily lives. As our need for internet connectivity grows it is reassuring to know there are many exciting initiatives that are in motion to improve broadband across the state. During the recent 2020 SOAR Summit, a […]

Funding announced for Coal Impacted Skills Training Program

The Center for Rural Development has been awarded $300,000 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funding for the Coal Impacted Skills Training (CIST) Program to provide training opportunities for displaced, unemployed, and underemployed individuals in 35 Kentucky counties impacted by the decline of the coal industry and COVID-19. The grant funding was announced on Monday by […]

The Center Hires Consultants to Enable Broadband Expansion in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Over the decades The Center for Rural Development has demonstrated a track record of driving technology. In fact, The Center is actively working to promote and advance high-speed high-capacity broadband throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky. As the statewide KentuckyWired fiber middle-mile nears completion, The Center is dedicated to helping communities explore ways to become “last-mile […]

An Interview with Local Ballerina Eliana Spiro!

Recently, we had the privilege of interviewing local ballerina Eliana Spiro! Ms. Spiro is a gifted individual who has the unique honor of training with Ballet Magnificat, a world-renown professional dance company. Be sure to catch their upcoming ballet performance “Hiding Place” on Sunday, October 18th at 3 PM! Tickets available by calling The Center […]

The Center Finishes Harlan County Broadband Speed Test to Determine Usability for Purpose

The Center for Rural Development recently completed a broadband speed test in Harlan County and the data collected will be used to document the areas of need where many citizens may have little to no access to reliable and affordable internet. The Center worked with GEO Partners, LLC to provide the speed test in an […]

Freedom Unfurled | The story regarding the U.S. Flag in The Center’s lobby.

Freedom interwoven into the fabric of everyday American life is expressed in a variety of ways. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are among our unalienable rights as citizens of the world’s greatest country. American freedom is matchless yet comes with the highest of associated costs. There are countless ways to express the freedom […]

Harlan County Broadband Internet Speed Test Information

Harlan County residents click here to take the one-minute broadband speed test.

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