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Grant Writing 101 on March 21

For many first-time grant writers, seeking and applying for grant funding can be a daunting task.

WYMT-TV coveage of AppLE Awards program

WYMT-TV news reporter Steve King was at The Center for Rural Development yesterday to cover Forward in the Fifth’s Education Leadership Day and the regional Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE) awards recognition program. Click here to watch WYMT-TV news coverage of the event. Thank you Steve and WYMT-TV for the news report.

Honoring excellence in education

Forward in the Fifth has awarded the 2013 Appalachian Leaders in Education (AppLE Awards) to eight individuals and one student organization on a leading South Central Kentucky college campus for their work to advance education in the region.

Feed the Mind literacy event

Students participating in Feed the Mind Kentucky 2013

Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto joined more than 900 third-grade students in Pulaski County on Wednesday for the third annual “Feed the Mind” event to celebrate reading and promote literacy throughout the region.

Survey supports STEM majors

An online news article posted by The Huffington Post this week draws attention to the lifelong value education in the STEM majors—that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—has on the earning potential of a college graduate.

Education leaders receive AppLE Awards

Four Eastern Kentuckians have earned regional recognition for making significant contributions to advance education in their home communities.

AppLE Awards to be announced

Forward in the Fifth, in partnership with The Center for Rural Development, is planning a special event on Monday, May 21, to recognize individuals in Southern and Eastern Kentucky who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to advance education in the region. Education Leadership Day, to be held at The Center in […]

KY First Lady attends literacy event

Nearly 1,000 excited fourth-grade students in Pulaski County got to personally meet Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear and take home a free children’s book at the second annual “Read Pulaski County” event on Wednesday at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset. Beshear joined students and teachers from the Pulaski County School District, Somerset and […]

Commissioner Holliday wraps up webinars

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth wrapped up a week of live “College and Career Readiness: Planning Forward” web video broadcasts Friday with a special appearance by Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday. Holliday, who has been traveling across Kentucky March 12-16 to promote the statewide Operation Preparation initiative, visited The Center’s […]

Live webinars explore careers

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth continued a week-long series of live “College and Career Readiness: Planning Forward” webinars yesterday afternoon with presentations on careers in healthcare, social services, and manufacturing. Host Michael Cornett, director of marketing and public relations for The Center, interviewed Dennis Chaney, public health director of Barren […]

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