By KELLY RICHARDSON
BOWLING GREEN — A local student has earned a certification that only a few dozen in the state have obtained.
Lisa Heartsill of Vine Grove in April became certified in floodplain management. There are 54 certified floodplain managers in the state, up from seven in 2004.
Heartsill became certified after completing the floodplain management minor at Western Kentucky University, which is the only such program in the country.