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Over 150 Economic Development professionals and elected officials from around Kentucky gathered last week in Bowling Green for the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) Annual Fall Conference and Hall of Fame banquet at the University Plaza Hotel Holiday Inn to hear from State leadership and national developers in the field of economic development. Several economic development professionals were recognized for their service to Kentucky during the conference.
The KAED Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the Economic Development profession. Bruce Carpenter, executive director with the Corbin Economic Development Agency, was awarded the James J. Coleman Community Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented by Rodney Hitch, manager for economic development with East Kentucky Power Cooperative. This award recognizes practitioners who have made significant and/or innovative contributions to the field and their service area during the past year.
KAED is firmly committed to the professional development of its membership and the continued betterment of the organization through the implementation of its strategic plan.
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Make-A-Wish gives family a much-needed vacation
Dustin and Mary Phillips of Stanford can hardly remember life before son Gage’s birth almost five years ago.
Finish, and closure, for a runner
Like some 5,000 other runners, Dr. Ronald Dubin did not finish the 117th Annual Boston Marathon in April. But two Sundays ago, he and 34 others did — in Indiana, before the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.
Pickin' & Grinnin'
Visitors to the Sally Gap Bluegrass Festival got to learn another reason why Kentucky is known as the “Bluegrass State.”
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Gone, but not forgotten
At 2 p.m. Thursday, the students, teachers and staff of Corbin Elementary School took time out to remember one of their own.
A Corbin man who died in 2008 while serving in the U.S. Army will be honored with a flag presentation today at Wildcat Harley-Davidson in London.
An evening of rewards and awards
Three years after the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce was formed, the people who make up the Chamber celebrated how far they’ve come, and how moving forward will take them farther, during Tuesday’s inaugural Annual Chamber Banquet.
A great day of celebration
There were rays of light over Union College Friday afternoon. From the natural beams of the sun shining on Barbourville, to the glow inside Robsion Arena, the energy was bright and brilliant during the inauguration of the college’s 19th President, Dr. Marcia Hawkins.
‘The Boys From Corbin’ come back
They built this city on high school sports.
And last weekend, the student athletes from the 1930s to 1960s at Corbin High School brought back the memories, the friendships and their legacy to an appreciative town.
On the road to Nashville
Musical talent in Sydney Hurst’s family may have skipped a generation, but that hasn’t stopped Marsha and David Hurst, of Corbin, from supporting their 16-year-old daughter’s aspirations of one day becoming a professional country music performer.
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