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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Burke trial ahead of schedule

    A whirlwind day of testimony Monday in the double murder trial against former U.S. Army Sgt. Brent Burke ended without the need for a lunch break.

    Jurors were sent home before noon and Judge Kelly Mark Easton deliberated with both the defense and prosecution about the remainder of the trial’s schedule.

    Testimony will resume Wednesday and Commonwealth’s Attorney Chris Shaw said he expects to wrap up his case against Burke by midday of the same day. Shaw said he has about five witnesses left to take the stand.

  • Pilot uses experience to teach local students

    Fifth-graders at Lincoln Trail Elementary School can easily figure out the local landing time of a four-hour flight from Louisville to Los Angeles.
    They can use visual clues in photographs to identify the city pictured.
    When they recited on Friday the flight miles they tracked flown by Southwest Airlines pilot Donald Cox – 2,601, 2,467, 2,191, 2,119 and 2,367 – he laughed.
    “That’s a lot,” he said. “I’m not sure I want to know this.”

  • Would-be motorcyclists can train at ECTC

    Motorists looking to hit the open road “Easy Rider” style can receive training they need at the local community college.

    Elizabethtown Community and Technical College is offering a class for beginning motorcyclists at the end of April that will run through October. The class assists those looking to get their license and need some training to do so.

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  • Business owners have chance to chart future

    People often evaluate their personal fitness level and chart an exercise plan to improve it. The Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board wants to help business owners do the same for their companies and organizations.

    From April 7 through May 5, the LTWIB will offer five weekly Business Fitness Workouts, where Innovative Productivity Inc.’s Bill Thompson will serve as a personal business fitness trainer for participants.

  • Fire chief asks for restrictions on firework vendors

    Elizabethtown Fire Chief Mike Hulsey urged the Elizabethtown City Council to consider placing restrictions on locations for fireworks vendors.

    The request Monday comes in the wake of Gov. Steve Beshear signing a bill into law allowing the sale of consumer fireworks, such as firecrackers and bottle rockets, in the state.

    Hulsey said the new law allows municipalities to inspect fireworks vendors, although he expects the city will be unable to regulate chain and big box stores.