A plan for a tourism-based business drafted by five graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) program has earned each of these high school students an offer of a Presidential Scholarship from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond. Winning team members in the 2013 ELI Business Concept Competition are Blake Blevins, Harlan […]
Members of the 2013 Class of Entrepreneurial Leadership Institute (ELI) took a break from writing their business plans on Wednesday to tour Somerset Wood Products Inc. and see how a local manufacturing plant turns raw materials into quality hardwood flooring.
Starting with the 2013 graduating class of Rogers Scholars, Asbury University is offering exclusive college scholarships for new and future graduates of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Asbury University President Dr. Sandra C. Gray, joined by U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) and Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The […]
Rogers Explorers donned safety goggles and got down to work in the science lab at the University of the Cumberlands last week. Explorers completed a science project and later participated in a videoconference with NASA officials. The second session of the 2013 Rogers Explorers program on the campus of the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg ended on Friday. […]
Sixty-one students from Southern and Eastern Kentucky are on the campuses of Lindsey Wilson College and the University of the Cumberlands this week for the start of the 2013 Rogers Explorers youth leadership program.
Tickets are now on sale at The Center for Rural Development for a chance to win a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland—the grand prize in a regional fundraising campaign to support the Rogers Scholars youth leadership program.
The Houseboat Vacation, courtesy of Conley Bottom Resort Marina, is valued at $3,500 based on seasonal rates. The winner also will receive a $200 fuel allowance as part of the vacation package.
The May flowers appear to have sprung up in downtown Somerset, thanks to one local high school student’s efforts.
“This started off as a small project, but it blossomed into an outstanding downtown project,” said Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler, about Southwestern High School junior Brittany Pittman’s endeavor.
Pittman, 17, a Rogers Scholar recipient, approached Girdler and several other Somerset officials in the fall in hopes of developing a downtown beautification project. As part of the Rogers Scholar program, recipients must design and propose a community service project in their hometown to be implemented by June.
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