There is nearly a 10 year age difference between Adair County siblings Kyle Mann, 22, and Brandi Blackburn, 31, but the brother and sister duo have never been closer. Growing up they had the same drive for success – they both attended the same undergraduate school, the same graduate school, and they both went into […]
Nashville recording artists Halfway to Hazard return to their Kentucky roots for a live concert performance to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Rising country music duo Chad Warrix and David Tolliver will take the stage on Friday, April 24, at 7;30 p.m. at The Center in a benefit concert for Rogers Scholars and […]
Casey County entrepreneur Jordan Meece, third from left, owner of Aqua 41, was recognized as a finalist at the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards (EIEA) program in the Young Entrepreneur business category. Representatives from the EIEA sponsoring partners, from left, Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO, The Center for Rural Development; Brett Traver, executive director, Southeast […]
Make a donation to Rogers Scholars and support our youth on Kentucky Gives Day. The Center for Rural Development is asking residents in Southern and Eastern Kentucky to support the region’s youth and make an online donation to the Rogers Scholars program on April 9 during Kentucky Gives Day. Kentucky Gives Day is a 24-hour online […]
LOCAL TEEN SELECTED TO ATTEND HEALTHY HABITS SUMMIT DURING PGA TOUR EVENT Pineville, Ky 1/7/14 – Jay Phillips from The First Tee of Pine Mountain has been selected to attend The First Tee Nine Healthy Habits Summit in La Quinta, Calif., Jan. 12-15. The summit will be held in conjunction with the 2014 […]
October 28, 2013 – Jay Phillips from The First Tee of Pine Mountain has been selected to attend Auntie Anne’s Leaders & Entrepreneurs Forum in Orlando, Fla., Oct. 31 through Nov. 3. Jay will join 50 participants of The First Tee, ages 13-17, to participate in this national event. The three-day forum, held at the […]
Sixty-three runners and walkers participated in the first annual Dollars for Scholars 5K Walk/Run to support The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. The event was held Saturday, Sept. 7, starting at The Center. “We are so grateful to have such a tremendous support base for the Rogers Scholars program. Given this […]
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.
U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has recognized a 2011 graduate of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Scholars program for her work on a local playground project.
Rogers Scholars graduate Kori Sears, a junior at Whitley County High School, completed 100 hours of community service and personal development to earn the Congressional Award Bronze Medal.
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