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September 03, 2003

Noel completes internship

Kathryn Noel, a junior at Centre College, completed an internship with The Idea Farm this summer.

Noel worked with other members of The Idea Farm staff to complete tasks such as research and media planning as well as work on a survey of central Kentuckians to find out where they get their news and information.

The daughter of David and Teresa Noel of Harrodsburg and a graduate of Harrodsburg High School, Noel plans to complete a double major at Centre in French and English in 2005. She spent the 2002 winter semester studying in Western Europe and is a member of Centre's golf team and Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. She also enjoys volunteering with the local Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapters.

Miller named to Centre post

Brian Miller has been named director of campaign giving at Centre College.

Miller, a 1981 graduate of Centre, returns to his alma mater from Stetson University in DeLand, Fla., where he served as executive director of marketing and communications. Miller will be working closely with the management of the college's upcoming capital campaign.


"We're very excited about having Brian Miller join the team at Centre College," college vice president Richard Trollinger said. "He's not only very experienced in the advancement office, but is also a graduate of Centre, which means he is already familiar with the institution and many of its constituents."

Miller has more than 20 years of management experience in higher education, international industry, television, radio and newspapers.

Miller received his B.A. in English from Centre and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri. He is currently pursuing his Ed.D. in higher education administration from the University of Florida.

He succeeds Jason Scott Embry, who has accepted a position with the University of Denver.

Hamlin honored by Northpoint

Dolly Hamlin of Harrodsburg has been selected employee of the month for August at Northpoint Training Center.

Hamlin began her employment at Northpoint in 1993 as an infirmary nurse.

She was honored based on her outstanding job performance. She will receive a letter of commendation and will be assigned a reserved parking space for the month. In addition, Hamlin's name will be added to the employee of the month plaque.

Carpenter promoted to vice president

Judy Carpenter has been promoted to vice president and loan operations manager at Farmers National Bank.

Carpenter began her career with the bank in 1968. She has presided over the merger of the consumer, commercial and mortgage loan departments along with managing the bank's combined lending operations.

She was promoted to assistant vice president and loan operations manager in 1992.

She and her husband, Mitchell, live in Perryville.

New salon opens in Lancaster

LANCASTER - A one-stop shop for various hair and body treatments is now open in the Pleasant Retreat shopping center in Lancaster. "U Got The Look Salon" was opened Aug. 13 by owners Karen Amon and Susan Conley. Amon said the business offers "uptown" services. "We're a big city salon in a small town setting," she said.

Amon said seven stylists and one manicurist offer cuts, waxes, perms, foil highlights, and limited massage treatments. Services are available for men, women, and children of all ages. Appointments can be made, but walk-ins are accepted, she said.

Many years of experience are represented in the ladies that work at the salon, Amon said. "We have three girls with four years experience, one with nine years, and others with 13 and 27 years experience."

"U Got The Look" is open Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Day care center opens in Lincoln

Lincoln County's newest day care center, P.J.'s Toddlers, is now accepting children between the ages of 13 months and 5 years. Hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The day care is owned and operated by Penny Sluder. Sluder is a state-certified home provider and has experience with the Lincoln County Board of Education as a pre-school assistant, as well as other daycare.

The center is located in the Halls Gap area of Lincoln County. For more information, call Sluder at (606) 365-7977.

Dr. Vinyl franchise opens

Donald Allen and Robert Popplewell have opened a Dr. Vinyl franchise to offer reconditioning and repair for vinyl, leather, fabric, plastics, vinyl siding and automotive windshields.

The franchise, called Dr. Vinyl of Central Kentucky, will serve customers in Jessamine, Casey, Boyle, Mercer, Pulaski, Lincoln and Garrard counties.

For more information, call Allen or Popplewell at (606) 787-0259.|8/31/03***

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