Episode 1: A New Hope

May The 4th Be With You   Originally this animation was for the intro of the FIRESUMMIT however we revisited it and spiced it up for the May 4th release.  For those who don’t know May 4th isn’t a worldwide celebration, it’s just a fun day to recognize Stars Wars.  When creating this animation we […]

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REWIND! It’s the end of 2019.

Remember 2019, the days when a gathering of over 500 people in one building was exciting and not in the least dreadful; unless you were a presenter who hated presenting. Anyways, let this video serve as a reminder of how much fun 2019 was.  Last year definitely wasn’t the best for anyone but here’s to […]

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Blender and Blender Resources

Have you ever used a Blender? I managed to get it and you can get it too, right now, it’s completely FREE.  Let me say, I’m somewhat of a Blender enthusiast; over the last few years. I’ve made smoothies, shakes, and even fully rigged characters! Blender is very impressive software, yes that’s right we are […]

Snow Days

December 1st and we are already getting snow! If this kind of news get you excited then please keep reading as we are going to share tons of snow-filled things below. If this post harbors appalling thoughts like early morning cold car to work for you then please visit one of our other stories like […]

National Partners in Rural Education

Toward the end of October a team of educators from Galt, California, a rural community on the outskirts of Sacramento, traveled to Kentucky to attend the Fire Summit on October 25. The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC) and Galt Joint Union Elementary School District (GJUESD) both have received US Department of Education Race to the […]

The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Accepting Applications for Summer 2018!

Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Taking Applications Next summer’s session of the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs will take place from June 24 through July 14, 2017 at Transylvania University. Students in 9th, 10th and 11th grade should apply online at www.KentuckyGSE.com.  Applications are due by December 20th, 2017 and selections will be announced in April 2018. […]

Here’s To The Class of 2017!

These are the best days of our lives they say. 700 days, from first day of freshman year to the last day of senior year. Wow, how the time has flown and drug on all at the same time. Over those 700 days, how many laughs you think you have had that made your stomach […]

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

April, the fourth month of the year. Mostly known for humid rainy days, unless you’re in Kentucky you may see some snow. But this month is significant to me for other reasons. This month has always held a special place in my heart. This month is child abuse awareness month. For people like my mom […]

KVEC’s ARI FIRE Summit Set to Host over 1,000 Educators and Leaders

APPALACHIAN RENAISSANCE INTIATIVE’S FINDING INNOVATION IN RURAL EDUCATION SUMMIT On April 12th, the East Kentucky Expo Center will again be booming with the regions most innovative leaders and learners. Not to mention robots, flight simulators, student art & performance, cutting-edge strategies and technologies, student built tiny houses will be debuted & auctioned online, and over 150 interactive presentations & displays.  Students […]

It’s Good to be Young in the Mountains Returns to Harlan County

The second It’s Good to be Young in the Mountains conference is coming to Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College Cumberland campus [700 College Road, Cumberland, Kentucky] on April 21-23, 2017. The conference is a three-day event celebrating Appalachian heritage and giving space to young leaders to discuss their hopes, dreams, and needs for our […]