Thirty-two rising high school juniors from Southern and Eastern Kentucky graduated Friday night from the second and final summer session of the 2013 Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center for Rural Development, and Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator, presented each graduate with a certificate acknowledging his […]
A Pulaski County woman is the winner of a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland. Christine Dudley of Somerset will receive a Houseboat Vacation package valued at up to $3,500, including a $200 fuel allowance, from Conley Bottom Resort Marina as the grand-prize winner of The Center for Rural Development’s regional fund-raising campaign to support Rogers Scholars. U.S. […]
The second class of the 2013 Rogers Scholars arrived on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia on Sunday for the last of two summer sessions of the youth leadership program. Delaney Stephens, community liaison and youth programs coordinator, welcomed 32 rising high school juniors from Southern and Eastern Kentucky and their parents to the Rogers Scholars program […]
Rogers Scholars brushed up on their dining etiquette skills and put on their dancing shoes for a night out on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College attending a formal dinner at the home of college President Dr. William T. Luckey Jr. and his wife, Elise. “The etiquette training and ballroom dancing classes were two very […]
Former Kentucky Gov. Martha Layne Collins spoke to Rogers Scholars Wednesday on the campus of Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia. Collins, the only woman ever elected to the highest office in Kentucky, was invited to speak at a luncheon before the first class of Rogers Scholars. Among the highlights of her administration was the landing […]
The Center for Rural Development is only four weeks away from a grand prize ticket drawing to see who wins a Houseboat Vacation on Lake Cumberland as part of a regional fundraising campaign to support the Rogers Scholars youth leadership program. The winning ticket will be drawn on July 12th during the second and final week of the 2013 Class […]
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 […]
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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