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Today's News

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  • Looking to take the GED? It's free until June 30

    Kentucky is temporarily waiving a fee for the GED test this spring.

    Taking the test is free until June 30 in Kentucky and local testing centers are taking advantage of the fee waiver to make it easier for people to obtain their GED, a high school equivalency diploma.

    The test usually costs $55, but Kentucky Adult Education, part of the Council on Postsecondary Education, is paying the fee until the end of June.

    A news release from the CPE refers to the struggling economy and its impact on residents without a high school education.

  • Local United Way to offer strategic planning training

    United Way is known for dispensing money to nonprofits, but this spring it will be dispensing knowledge as well.

    The United Way of Central Kentucky will host a strategic planning forum for nonprofits in April and May, with a bonus grant-writing session to follow.

    The goal of the forum is to assist nonprofits in creating a three-to-five-year strategic plan for their organizations.

  • Two charged in McDonald’s burglary

    Two men have been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary for the Feb. 13 burglary of the McDonald’s at 900 N. Mulberry St.

    Elizabethtown Police received a call from the Richmond Police about suspects that they had in custody that might be involved in a local McDonald’s burglary where the restaurant was entered through the drive-thru window and the suspects left with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • Playtime teaches social skills

    There is no recess at G.C. Burkhead Elementary School, at least no block of time labeled recess. Instead, teachers and students make playtime more purposeful by focusing on social skills.

    At the elementary school, recess isn’t looked at as a hiatus from the learning of the day, but as another lesson. And while not all schools call a break from the books a social skills lesson, it’s still considered by many to be just that.

  • Adcock works his dream, reaches the Major Leagues

    The topic: Nathan Adcock
    Our view: Hard work earned MLB spot

    When Nathan Adcock played baseball as a youngster, he never expected to one day be able to call himself a Major League player.
    Today, he can.
    The right-hander is a Kansas City Royal and when the team opens the season this week at home, he will be one of 25 players on the roster.

  • Speakers with Spark

    Spring Cleaning for the Mind

    As the crocus bloom and the Easter flowers show their glory, it’s not uncommon for our minds to turn to spring cleaning. A desire to freshen the linens, clean the cobwebs and start anew. Just as we start to spring clean in our homes it might be a good idea to start spring cleaning our lives.

  • Army wife, mother, author, speaker, businesswoman and runner

    Some stay-at-home mothers have found ways to nurture careers from the home, too. Often inspired by their role as mother, homemaker or wife, these creative women are channeling their skills to build businesses, craft products and help others. In April, Wednesday's Woman is taking a look at some of the area's mamapreneurs.

     

  • Nunns celebrate 50th anniversary

    Ronald Dale and Barbara Nunn of Buffalo will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary March 30, 2011. They were married March 30, 1961.

    They have two children, Ted and Gregory; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

  • Nathan Adcock makes Major League roster

    It’s been quite the offseason for former North Hardin standout Nathan Adcock and it only keeps getting better.

    Adcock was taken by the Kansas City Royals in the Rule 5 draft in December from Pittsburgh, which meant Adcock would have a chance to compete for a spot on Kansas City’s opening day roster or the Royals would have to possibly send him back to the Pirates.