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May is Adult Education Month

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MAY WAS PROCLAIMED Adult Education Month in Martin County by Judge-Executive Kelly Callaham. Pictured, from left to right, are adult education instructors Vicki S. Hayes and Glendyne Marcum, Callaham, Martin County Family Learning coordinator Chad A. Fitzpatrick and adult education supervisor Rocky Wallace from the Kentucky Educational Development Corporation. (click for larger version)
INEZ — Martin County Judge-Executive Kelly Callaham has proclaimed May as Adult Education Month in Martin County.

Martin County's Adult Education and Family Learning Program recently moved to the second floor of the new Roy F. Collier Community Center and will be celebrating the occasion.

"We are so excited about the new prospects that our program has," adult education specialist Vicki S. Hayes said. "We hope that our new location will enable us to become more visible in the community so our people can see what services we offer at no cost to our participants."

According to Glendyne Marcum, who has been with the program for a little over 14 years, the Martin County Adult Education Program has much to celebrate this year.

"Before 1993, adult education classes were being done in a few schools and as homebound instruction, but in early 1993 the board of education agreed to allow adult education to have two classrooms located behind the old Inez High School," Marcum said. "Classes were held there until 1997 when the property was sold, and the Martin County Fiscal Court agreed to lease the old jail to the Adult Education Program. In 2001, a new program, Martin County Family Learning, was added to our already existing programs."

Hayes said that there are many services that are offered to the citizens of Martin County that are free and at no cost.

"Adult education is not just for individuals who want to pursue a GED," Hayes said. "We offer refresher courses for those who are thinking of returning to college, basic computer classes, job skills, and online educational courses. Our Family Learning Program is designed to have the adults become more involved with the education of their children and we hope the community will feel free to contact us and make an appointment."

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