Local business briefs 091403

September 15, 2003

Reed joins local barbershop

Jimmie Reed of Moreland has been named master barber at Larry's Barber Shop at 465 Denmark Drive behind Country Hearth Inn.

The shop is owned by Larry Pendygraft, who has been in the business for many years. The barber shop is open 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday. The shop is closed on Wednesdays. Call (859) 583-3463 for more information.

Freeman honored by Northpoint

Peggy Freeman of Harrodsburg has been selected as employee of the month for September at Northpoint Training Center.

After a 10-year career in state government, Freeman came to Northpoint in 2001 as an Accountant III.

Freeman received the honor 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, Freeman's name will be added to the "Employee of the Month" plaque.


Appointed to college

accrediting board

An official with National College of Business & Technology in Danville has been named to the Commission on College Accreditation at the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) in Washington, D.C.

Anna Counts, director of institutional compliance and accreditation, has been with National College since 1987. She has been a member of the intermediate review committee for ACICS since 1998 and has served as a member of an accreditation evaluation team since 1992. Her new appointment is for a three-year term.

ACICS is a national institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and was first organized in 1912. National College, founded in 1886, has held accreditation status since 1920.

Ault teaching Spanish at

Brookside Montessori

Kathy Ault has been hired as the new Spanish teacher at Brookside Montessori Middle School.

She has a B.A. in Spanish and certification in Elementary Education and Spanish K-12 from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.

Ault has 10 years of teaching experience working with a wide variety of age levels. The past two years, she has been teaching Spanish part-time at Danville Montessori School, The Children's Place and with private groups of children ages 3 to 13, while working on her master's in education at Eastern Kentucky University.

Sanchez named employee

of the month

Cindy Sanchez has been named employee of the month for August at the Boyle County Detention Center.

Lieutenant Sanchez has been employed at the detention center since 1997. As the detention center's Class "D" coordinator, she oversees the state inmate population and the work detail.

"She is a dedicated employee and is very knowledgeable about all of the detention center functions," said Boyle County Jailer Barry Harmon.

Funeral home in

'Pursuit of Excellence' program

Susan Hunt of Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home has been notified by the National Funeral Directors Association that the funeral home has completed requirements in the "Pursuit of Excellence" program for the third consecutive year.

It is the premier program for honoring excellence and ethical stands in funeral service. Participants receive national recognition for outstanding service, professional integrity and public relations.

Sleep Outfitters buys Mattress Barn

Sleep Outfitters of Kentucky, a regional chain of retail, bedding showrooms has finalized the purchase of the Kentucky-based chain of Mattress Barn showrooms.

The transition of management and ownership already has occurred, and the Mattress Barn showrooms are being renovated. With the acquisition, Sleep Outfitters will operate six showrooms in the greater Lexington area, including the former Mattress Barn location in Danville.

Stylists move to Blades location

Hairstylists Patricia Dunn and Brenda Wesley have recently moved to their new location at Blades Hair and Nail Salon, 507 S. Fourth St. in Danville.

The salon is open Tuesday through Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome, and appointments are accepted.

Serving men, women, teens and children, Dunn and Wesley offer cuts, coloring, highlighting, perms, straighteners, acrylic nails, manicures, pedicures, facials, massage and waxing.

For more information contact Blades at (859) 236-0463.|None***

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