Local business briefs 101903

October 20, 2003

Arts Commission

names new director

Ann M. Nichols has been named executive director of of the Arts Commission of Danville/Boyle County by the organization's board of directors.

Nichols will be responsible for all administrative tasks, public relations, event coordination, grants writing, and fundraising activities for the nonprofit organization, according to Barbara Hall, board president.

"Her academic background and her knowledge of and enthusiasm for the arts will be an asset to our efforts," said Hall.


The Arts Commission serves as a resource to help promote local performing and visual artists and arts groups, as well as to make arts experiences more available for children and adults.

Now retired from the Danville schools, Nichols taught English, Latin, humanities, and world studies during her 30-year career. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a bachelor's degree in English and Latin, a master's degree in English, and Rank I in English Education.

A resident of Boyle County, she and her husband, Philip Nichols, have four children.

The Arts Commission office is located in the city government building and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays except Wednesday.

CKF Bancorp reports

increase in earnings

CKF Bancorp, parent company of Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank, reported consolidated net earnings of $402,137 for the three months ending Sept. 30, compared with $348,081 for the same period last year.

Basic earnings per share for the quarter were 59 cents and diluted earnings per share were 58 cents, compared with 53 cents and 52 cents for the same period last year.

Net income for the nine months ending Sept. 30 was $1,076,712 compared with $1,000,420 for the same period last year. Basic earnings per share were $1.60 and diluted earnings were $1.57, compared with basic earnings of $1.53 and diluted earnings of $1.50 for the same period last year.

Total assets as of Sept. 30 were $142.5 million compared with $142.4 million on Dec. 31, 2002. Deposits were $120.6 million on Sept. 30 compared with $120.3 million on Dec. 31, 2002. Stockholders' equity was $14.5 million compared with $13.9 million on Dec. 31, 2002.

Henderson honored by Mary Kay

Rhonda Henderson of Hustonville, a Mary Kay independent sales director, recently earned the use of a new MK Signature platinum Pontiac Grand Prix, her second career car, for outstanding personal sales and team building.

Henderson began her career as an independent beauty consultant in 1999 and became an independent sales director in 2001.

Thomas joins Centre staff

Jacky Thomas has joined the Centre College staff as associate director of alumni affairs. She succeeds Jamey Elliot, who is now the director of annual giving.

Thomas' duties include planning Homecoming and alumni events. She also serves as the chief staff member for the Alumni Association Board of Directors. She was previously the associate director of the Perryville Battlefield Preservation Association.

"I'm really excited to return to Centre as a member of the alumni and development staff," Thomas said. "Being an alumna of Centre is something in which I take great pride, and I'm excited to work with other alums who share my passion for Centre. I had so many incredible experiences and opportunities here, and I'm eager to give back to the college in a professional capacity."

Smith joins

Styles By Tracy

HARRODSBURG - Dianna Smith recently started styling hair at Styles By Tracy. She specializes in foil highlighting, relaxers and perms.

She works 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Saturday.

Smith is a graduate of Barrett's and Company School of Hair Design in Nicholasville.

Noakes becomes

Longaberger associate

Waynesburg resident Teresa Noakes recently joined The Longaberger Company as an independent sales associate.

She is one of more than 71,000 sales associates who sell the company's line of baskets and other household products.


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