A certified nurse midwife in central Kentucky has applied to open the first alternative birthing center in the state.
Mary Carol Akers told The News Enterprise that she thinks women in Kentucky should have more birthing options and has applied to the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family for a certificate of need in order to build and operate the Visitation Birth and Family Wellness Center in Elizabethtown.
The certificate is required to safeguard against having too many health care facilities.
Cabinet spokeswoman Beth Fisher says there are no other alternative birthing centers licensed in the state.
"I want you to know that women deserve another option," Akers said.
Starting this fall, WKU’s Elizabethtown campus will offer a Masters of Business Administration. Students will be able to choose from three tracks: the full-time, online, or professional MBA.
The Professional MBA was created to meet the scheduling needs of busy adults by meeting on alternate Saturdays for two years. The program is open to professionals, business owners, and managers with five years of experience.
WKU’s PMBA program recently placed in the top 5 percent nationally on the standardized exit exam for graduates of MBA programs.
“This top ranking proves that we have an excellent faculty, an applied curriculum, and a cohort program that works,” said Bob Hatfield, associate dean of WKU's Gordon Ford College of Business.
A convicted drug trafficker from Honduras who won a 2010 U.S. Supreme Court ruling will get a new trial after a Kentucky appeals court overturned his conviction because his attorney gave bad advice about deportation. The Kentucky Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for Jose Padilla, a native of Honduras and permanent legal resident of the United States.
Hardin County Schools will use a $1 million grant from the Defense Department to bolster dropout prevention efforts. The grant announced Thursday in Elizabethtown will pay for counseling programs for at-risk students, extended school services, and random drug testing at the district’s alternative school for troubled students.
The Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches is asking Elizabethtown tourism officials to help market the state's new Kentucky High School Basketball Hall of Fame. Association executive director Ken Trivette told the Elizabethtown Tourism and Convention board the Hall will preserve the stories and contributions of coaches and players.
State and local officials are announcing a plan to expand the Elizabethtown, Kentucky facilities of STC Management Group. STC manages Sun Tan City and Planet Fitness businesses. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says the company is investing $350,000 in the Elizabethtown area to add fifteen professional jobs. The Group has been headquartered in the Hardin County city since 2004.
An anonymous purchaser has paid $4.5 million for a unique soda fountain at an auction of Coca Cola Memorabilia in Elizabethtown. The News Enterprise and the Associated Press report that the buyer bid by phone Sunday for the item offered by the Schmidt Museum of Coca Cola Memorabilia.
The Associated Press is reporting that a National Weather Service team has determined at least one of the strong storms that raced through Kentucky Wednesday was an EF2 tornado, with winds up to 125 miles per hour.
Officials say waves of strong storms damaged dozens of homes and businesses in north central Kentucky, but left only one person injured.