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Central Kentucky native Mike Inman inducted into Hall of Fame for National Association of Realtors

The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors has announced that Mike Inman has been inducted into the National Association of Realtors Hall of Fame. He joins an elite group across the country to earn such an honor as only a fraction of all realtors nationwide receive this honor and recognition. The National Association of Realtors Hall of Fame recognizes dedicated members who go above and beyond...

Inspired by teachers at Mercer County, NKU’s Emmy Souder aims to make impact through education

By Chloe Smith Northern Kentucky University In addition to juggling a hectic schedule of classes, practices and games, Northern Kentucky University women’s basketball player Emmy Souder has worked diligently to gain the experience needed to actualize her dream of becoming a teacher. The junior forward is a middle school education major, focusing in both mathematics and special education, and has...

Campbellsville University to offer State Registered Nurse Aide classes beginning on April 20

Those interested in helping in the medical field have a new and rapid opportunity, as Campbellsville University is teaming with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to ready a host of front-line support. The university is offering a second two-week State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) intensive course beginning April 20, when students can take the course that is needed for the nursing program. The tuition for...

Campbellsville to offer C2-Term classes beginning April 13; classes will last eight weeks

Campbellsville University’s first C-Term (C for Campbellsville) began April 6 and was so successful that the university is offering a second round of classes, C2-Term, beginning April 13. “The purpose of both the C1 and C2-Terms is to provide an educational opportunity for students whose lives have been significantly disrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Dr. Shane Garrison, vice president...

Kentucky by Heart: Return to Harrodsburg brings back childhood memories of visit to Ft. Harrod

By Steve Flairty KyForward Columnist Last week, I spoke at the Mercer County Public Library in Harrodsburg about my Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes book series. In my talks, I always like to add some “local color” to the opening remarks for my audience. It didn’t take much thought to come up with some personal observations drawn from my past to use for the Harrodsburg audience. Mercer County Library...

New study shows Campbellsville University’s total economic impact nearly $200 million

Campbellsville University has a total economic impact from its operations on the main campus and in its Louisville, Harrodsburg and Somerset regional centers of almost $200 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, according to a new study recently completed by Younger Associates of Jackson, Tenn. The $199,868,340 is a measure of the total dollar value that flows through the operations of Campbellsville...

Kentucky Main Street Fall meeting begins Tuesday, will showcase Central Kentucky Communities

Kentucky Main Street Program (KYMS) directors from across the state will network with their colleagues, and peers from the Wyoming Main Street Program, during a four-day meeting this week in central Kentucky. The meeting will showcase the “crossroads communities” of Bardstown, Campbellsville, Danville, Harrodsburg, Perryville and Springfield, so-named for their strategic location between major...

UK Equine Farm and Facilities Expo to be held May 31 at Knapper Farm in Harrodsburg

University of Kentucky Ag Equine Programs will host its annual Farm and Facilities Expo from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on May 31 at Knapper Farm, which is located at 485 Chatham Lane in Harrodsburg. Farm managers and horse owners will have the opportunity to explore visitor booths and see displays on every aspect of horse farm management. Speakers will provide educational talks about utilizing cost sharing,...

Bluegrass Greensource kicks of fifth annual Main Street Clean Sweep in 19 area communities

Beginning today through April 27, Bluegrass Greensource will organize more than a thousand volunteers across Central Kentucky for community-led litter pickups in 19 different communities. Bluegrass Greensource and organizing sites are accepting volunteers to help clear streets, streams, sidewalks, and parks of litter and debris. There are multiple opportunities in Central Kentucky to get involved...

See KY: History, hospitality and good eats await in Harrodsburg and Mercer County

Old Fort Harrod State Park (Photo from Kentuckytourism.com)   By Marty Rosen Special to KyForward   On a sunny autumn day – when the Kentucky air is as crisp as a ripe apple and children are scampering around the grounds of Old Fort Harrod State Park – it’s hard to fathom that Harrodsburg (then called Harrodstown) was once the only, fragile English-speaking outpost to be found in the...