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At one time, the three Rs were considered the solid foundation of any education. Now add a new letter to that list of reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic—the letter E, which represents a new curriculum-based program, E-Discovery. While the E in E-Discovery stands for entrepreneur, it also wraps encouragement and enterprise into a program for students in elementary through high school.

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A door to greater business opportunities is about to open for the companies and communities of Eastern Kentucky with the proposed construction of a federal prison in Roxana. For those who wish to get a leg up on the many prospects the prison will bring, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, in partnership with the Letcher County Fiscal Court, will offer the Preparing for Opportunity training series.

Businesses can choose from workshops offered along two training tracks: government contracting and general business.

Eastern Kentucky is working hard to find solutions to the decline in coal jobs. In June, 75 business owners and local leaders gathered in Whitesburg to discuss new possibilities.

Covering the gamut from the classroom to community work, from kitchen herb production in the U.S. to coffee production in Oaxaca, Mexico, eight projects received a total of $40K.

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