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November 10, 2003

Danville Family Physicians laboratory recognized

The laboratory at Danville Family Physicians, a service of Ephraim McDowell Health, has met all criteria for laboratory accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization.

Accreditation is given only to laboratories that apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations, demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency testing and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey, according to a press release.

"We are pleased that Danville Family Physicians's laboratory has earned COLA accreditation," said Dan Stone, vice president of Ephraim McDowell Health Resource. "This recognition demonstrates our long-term commitment to provide quality service to patients."


Danville Family Physicians, located at 109 Daniel Drive, offers family medical care, X-ray and laboratory services.

Long named to Ephraim McDowell Health board

Paul Long, a Lincoln County attorney, has been named to the board of directors for Ephraim McDowell Health. Long previously served on the board of directors for Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford.

Long has lived in Lincoln County most of his life and is chairman of the board for the Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children. He is a member of the Lions Club and previously served on the board of directors at First Southern National Bank.

He is a member of Stanford Baptist Church, where he is a deacon. He and his wife, Carol, have one son, Jared.

Former Danville woman

elected to association

Melissa E. Rogers of Frankfort has been elected third vice president of the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention.

Rogers, a graduate of Danville High School and Eastern Kentucky University, chaired for this year's conference held recently in Lexington.

She is assistant principal at Peaks Mill Elementary School in Franklin County. She is the daughter of Brenda S. Edwards of Danville.

Goggans named to

local bank board

J. Mark Goggans has been appointed to the board of directors of CKF Bancorp, Inc., and Central Kentucky Federal Savings Bank.

Goggans is president of the J.T. Goggans Company, a general contracting company. He has been with the company for 20 years. He is a graduate of Danville High School and has a bachelor of science degree in building science from Auburn University.

Goggans and his wife, Lori, reside in Danville. They have two sons, Joseph and Stephen.

Seabury joins Centre College board

James Seabury III, of Nashville, Tenn., attended his first meeting Oct. 17 as a member of the Centre College board of trustees.

A 1987 graduate of Centre, Seabury is the CEO of Enterprise Electric, LLC. He is the former president of Pan American Electric, Inc.

He was a mathematics major at Centre, and later studied electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University. He was a member of Centre's tennis and swim teams as a student.

Seabury has served Centre in various capacities as an alumnus, including serving on the Alumni Association's Board of Directors. He was a member of the Strategic Planning Focus Group, served as a volunteer leader in the Front & Centre Campaign, has been a Class of 1987 representative, and has attended numerous alumni events.

The Centre College board of trustees meets three times annually. Seabury is a member of the board's Class of 2009, with a six-year appointment.

Seabury is a native of Paducah. He and his wife, Laurie, have three children.

Inter-County Energy

program receives award

Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, which includes Inter-County Energy, have been selected to receive the 2002 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award for Environmental Education.

"The Touchstone Energy Environmental Program has been an extremely popular program with school children in the Inter-County Energy system over the past several years," said Sherry Bodner, customer services advisor at Inter-County Energy.

The most popular of the environmental programs is "The Reptiles and Amphibians of Kentucky," Bodner said. Biologists bring native Kentucky reptiles and amphibians into the classroom for children to learn about their habits, life cycles and natural habitat.

Country Hearth receives quality

The Country Hearth Inn in Danville has received the Excellence in Quality Assurance Performance Award.

The 80-room hotel located on Danville Bypass is owned and operated by Motel Sleepers, Inc.

"We are very proud of the Country Hearth Inn in Danville," said Doug Collins, president and CEO of Atlanta-based Country Hearth Inn. "This award demonstrates the commitment of the property and staff to providing our guests with the best possible lodging experience."

Wendell Spigle, manager of the local hotel, said, "We are very happy to receive this award on behalf of our team at the Danville Country Hearth Inn. We are committed to maintaining excellence in quality assurance."

KSD counselors attend conference

Stuart Harper, Evie Smith and Barb Snapp, counselors employed by the Kentucky School for the Deaf, participated in the annual fall conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association held Oct. 22-24 in Louisville.

The counselors attended specialized interest sessions focusing on the theme, "Wellness - an investment you can bank on."|None***

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