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The Center for Rural Development is open and ready to meet your business and event needs.

We realize these are difficult and challenging times. As a result, we are taking additional steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone who rents space in our facility.

We’ve added hand sanitizing stations, clearly marked entrances and exits to our building, and will reconfigure each space to fit your needs while allowing for social distancing.

With 35,000 square feet of functional event space, we have plenty of room to need your rental space needs.

Our North and South Exhibit Halls, as well as any other rental space in the building, can be re-arranged to allow for social distancing.

We also have five modular ballrooms that can be customized for either individual break-out meeting rooms or one overall 3,000-square-foot meeting space.

The individual break-out panels have been removed, as seen in this photo, to highlight the spacious area with tables spread out to allow for social distancing.

For more information or to reserve event space at The Center for Rural Development, please call 606-677-6000 and ask for Laura Glover ( or Debra Hines (

As mandated by an Executive Order from by the Governor’s Office, protective face marks are required while in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.