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December 2, 2021

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COAL program provides funds for training

Danessa Saylor had her mind set on attending college right out of high school, but the high cost of a college education stood in her way. “I had to turn down acceptance letters from colleges that I was unable to afford,” she said. Without much success on the job front and limited employment opportunities in […]

46th Annual Emergency Medical Services Week

May 17-23, 2020, is the 46th annual National EMS Week.  In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities. NAEMT partners with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) to lead annual EMS Week activities. We honor our nation’s paramedics, EMTs, flight crews, and other EMS professionals who tirelessly […]

Tickets on sale for Hiding Place

The Center for Rural Development proudly presents Hiding Place by Ballet Magnificat!

The Center is Championing a Telehealth Program

The Center for Rural Development is championing a program to promote the use and enable the expansion of telehealth in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

Do you need marketing services?

The Center for Rural Development’s Marketing One-Stop-Shop provides affordable marketing and advertising services to regional, small and startup businesses.

A Message from President & CEO Lonnie Lawson

The Center is pleased to announce that we are resuming in-person services. Our facility is now open to the general public and operating at 33% capacity.

Locals Attend Fiber Broadband Meeting in Slade, KY

The Slade fiber project is the first non-state last-mile project that will be initiated because of KentuckyWired. The cable that has been run to the state park provides ETT with plant facilities lash the additional fiber cable for this project. Small projects such as this will serve as the testbed for further fiber broadband expansions not only in this area, but also projects such as this all across Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

The Center’s Connectivity Chronicles: New Frontier Outfitters

Evidence shows that broadband connectivity results in business retention, growth, and attraction, while also helping people earn additional income. Having accessible and affordable broadband services creates a more favorable environment for cultivating commercial opportunities. Broadband is an important component in making a community an attractive place to live, helping stem the population loss that many rural communities are experiencing, and stabilizing the tax base. With the completion of the construction phase of KentuckyWired in Eastern Kentucky, plentiful opportunities lie ahead for rural residents. One example of a business that is already making use of internet connectivity in order to grow is Morehead-based clothing brand, New Frontier Outfitters.

The Center Insider Issue 2.4 – Winter 2019-2020 Technology Edition

The latest issue of The Center Insider is ready for review! This issue includes: RDPC Online Courses Host Your Next Event at The Center Marketing One-Stop-Shop Work-From-Home KentuckyWired Update Homework Gap CenterLinks Access Nodes Managed Security Services The Center of Fiber Connectivity Data Center Specifications Training Upcoming Events Youth Programs Application Information

The Center Educates Certified Fiber Optic Technicians to Advance the Region

Now that the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project is complete in Eastern Kentucky, citizens are eager to see broadband improvements. However, it is important to understand that the completion of the middle-mile is only the beginning of the process. The KentuckyWired initiative serves as the middle-mile access point to high-speed internet. From there it […]

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