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Local business briefs 082403

August 25, 2003

Ricky Gipson has been selected as July employee of the month at the Boyle County Detention Center.

Gipson has been employed at the detention center since December 2002. Besides his regular guard duties, Gipson also does general maintenance at the detention center. "He is a dedicated employee, and he is very knowledgeable about all of the detention center functions," said Boyle County Jailer Barry Harmon.

Lackney receives Pilates certification

Susan Lackney, an exercise physiologist and owner of Health Promotion Associates LLC, has recently received Pilates certification. Pilates classes and personal sessions will be added in her practice as of Sept. 2.

Health Promotion Associates is affiliated with Danville Osteopathic Internists at 321 S. Third St.

Groves earns clerk designation

Danville City Clerk Donna Groves received a Certified Kentucky Municipal Clerk designation at the Kentucky Municipal Clerks Institute July 14-18 in Lexington.

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Groves completed 100 hours of instruction in a three-year period through the institute. Instruction included public administration, social and interpersonal topics, and electives. Groves is now eligible for certification both at the state and international level.

Groves has been with the city for 13 years and city clerk for two years.

Crutchfield promoted at Edward Jones

Heidi Crutchfield has been promoted to senior branch office administrator at the Danville office of financial-services firm Edward Jones.

Crutchfield has lived in Lancaster for 14 years and has been with Edward Jones for the past 41/2 years.

"Heidi has demonstrated an outstanding ability to juggle the many complex tasks and responsibilities associated with helping run this office," said Bill Griffin, local Edward Jones investment representative. "I'm very pleased that her exceptional ability and dedication to the firm has been recognized and rewarded."

Funeral home owners attend conference

Robert and Mary Stith Hamlin, owners of Stith Funeral Home, took part in the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) Leadership Conference Aug. 3-6 in Asheville, N.C.

The conference, which was attended by about 150 funeral directors, provided funeral service professionals with the insight and tools necessary to help them successfully serve the needs of their communities. Attendees participated in educational seminars and roundtable discussions on key issues, such as providing high-quality customer service, affecting funeral service organizations.

"The NFDA Leadership Conference is an important opportunity for us to meet and discuss issues facing our profession," Mary Stith Hamlin said. "Such interaction with others is key to our ability to advance the funeral service profession and provide the best quality of service to our families."

White named office manager

Stacey White was recently named office manager for Carter Inspection Associates, Inc.

White will be responsible for scheduling inspection appointments, preparing reports and responding to inspection questions from the public.

Montgomery elected

to ACM board

NASHVILLE - Boyle County resident Eddie Montgomery of country duo Montgomery Gentry has been elected to the board of the Academy of Country Music (ACM). Montgomery was elected Aug. 8 to serve in the artist category for the 2003-2004 term.

"It's a great honor to be able to serve on the ACM board," Montgomery said. "Growing up I was always around music and my family always watched the awards shows and stuff. I just wish my dad could see me now - on the board of the ACM!

"My wife, kids, Mom and family are all happy for me. It means a lot - anything I can contribute, I sure will."

Nurse practitioner

offers services

Pat Walston, an OB/Gyn nurse practitioner specializing in women's health, began offering services to the Harrodsburg community last week. She is associated with Drs. Moore and Jackson in the Watts Building at 470 Linden Avenue, and appointments are now being accepted.

Walston received her undergraduate nursing degree from Eastern Kentucky University and her master's and advanced nurse practitioner degrees from the University of Louisville. Her experience in women's health is extensive, and includes staff and management positions at a number of women's health clinics and in-patient units in the area. Since 1995, she has been a clinical instructor in obstetrics and medical/surgical nursing at Saint Catherine College. Of particular interest to her is the Kentucky Cancer Program and the services it offers.

Raised in Boyle County, she lives in Marion County with her husband, Terry, and five children ranging in ages from 5 to 28.

RIBBON CUTTINGS

Daily money management services offered

Tim LeDonne has opened Special Attention, LLC, in Danville to provide daily money management services.

The company's services include development of a household or business budget, notary services, organization of financial and medical insurance records, negotiation with creditors for lower rates, bill paying, checkbook balancing and account reconciliation.

LeDonne has 10 years of experience in budget analysis and forecasting.

LeDonne says Special Attention facilitates the completion of day-to-day financial tasks for individuals, families and businesses.

Call (859) 936-3177 for an appointment.

Dentist opens office

in Harrodsburg

Dr. Edward S. Ritchie has opened Harrodsburg Dental Center.

A Kentucky native, Ritchie graduated with distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry in 1996. Before coming to Harrodsburg, he practiced in the U.S. Navy and was in private practice in Danville.

The dental center is at 117 E. Lexington St. in Harrodsburg. Phone: (859) 734-3819.|8/24/03***

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