The fourth and final class of The Center for Rural Development’s Rogers Explorers program got underway on Wednesday at Morehead State University. Delaney Stephens, Community Liaison and Youth Programs Coordinator for The Center, welcomed 30 rising high school freshmen from 20 counties in Southern and Eastern Kentucky. As part of the three day, two night […]
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.