CU, Town Hall Productions to present ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ Dec. 14-17

Josh Christian Special to KyForward Campbellsville University is partnering with Town Hall Productions to perform “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” at the Ross Mobley Theater Dec. 14-17. The theater is located in the Alumni Building at 114 University Drive, Campbellsville. On Dec. 14, 15 and 16, the play will begin at 7 p.m. On Dec. 17 the theater will perform its matinee...

Center for Rural Development providing free skills training for displaced miners in east Kentucky

The Center for Rural Development, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is providing tuition-free entrepreneurial and skills training opportunities for displaced coal miners in Knox, Harlan, and Perry counties. The training will provide business and technical skills for displaced coal miners in these three Eastern Kentucky counties to learn what it takes to start, finance,...

Officials celebrate state broadband project; government facilities among first to benefit

      To celebrate the construction of the statewide KentuckyWired I-Way broadband network, Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, state and local officials, and citizens gathered at Hazard Community and Technical College yesterday to learn more about the project and its future.   The broadband project will begin in Eastern Kentucky and, over the next three years, will spread...

Building Kentucky’s ‘Super I-Way’: Effort launched to increase Internet connectivity

(Map provided)   A new public-private partnership will develop a fiber “backbone” infrastructure to bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every corner of the state – with the first components scheduled to be operational in less than two years.   Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced the partnership with Macquarie Capital today.   “Kentucky’s Internet speed...

Rogers Scholars program benefits from record number of active 5K Glow Runners/Walkers

(Photo provided)   The second annual Dollars for Scholars 5K Glow Run/Walk to support the Rogers Scholars program drew a record 143 registered participants last weekend at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.   Joshua Nadzam of Lexington was the overall male winner and Tabitha Bell of Jamestown was the overall female winner. Joshua finished the race with a time of 16:44.39. Tabitha...

Students will discover how 'Life is Cool' at an interactive workshop in Somerset in March

Pulaski County Schools, in partnership with the Donate Life Kentucky Coalition, Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, GE Lighting and The Center for Rural Development, will give students a hands-on learning experience – Life is Cool.   Nearly 800 fourth-grade students in Pulaski will take part in the interactive educational program on March 12-13 at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset....

Kentucky Nonprofit Network director leads free leadership workshops in three Ky. towns

The Center for Rural Development is partnering with the Kentucky Nonprofit Network Inc., the state’s association of nonprofits, to host three free leadership workshops in Somerset, Hazard and Russell Springs.   The regional workshops, entitled “Strategies for Successful Partnerships with Nonprofit Organizations,” will be held Thursday, Aug. 22, at The Center, 2292 South U.S. 27 (at Traffic...

Mini-grants available for nonprofits, others developing community philanthropy effort

The Appalachian Rural Development Philanthropy Initiative has announced the availability of their 2013 mini-grant program. Competitive grants are available for nonprofit entities or units of government that are in the initial stages of developing a comprehensive community philanthropy effort.   ARDPI mini-grants are awarded to communities that want to better understand what options are available...