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November 24, 2003

Casey Bank may close downtown branch

LIBERTY - The downtown branch of Casey County Bank may close by next spring.

The bank's board of directors passed a resolution Tuesday to make application to the Kentucky Banking Commission asking permit to close the downtown branch. If permission is granted, it will be closed after 90 days.

The decision was made based on the branch's usage, said David McAnelly, chairman of the board.

"The downtown branch does very few transactions as compared to the drive-in branches in Middleburg, Dunnville and Yosemite," said McAnelly. He said the Yosemite branch also provides full service.

McAnelly said if the bank is granted the request to close the downtown branch, he does not expect it to close before next spring.


"I know it will inconvenience some people, " said McAnelly. He said the two people who work at the branch will be placed in other positions.

Bank customers who have lockboxes at the downtown branch can rent boxes at the main bank on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, McAnelly said.

AdMart names new HR manager

AdMart Custom Signage has named Daphne Zeller as its new human resources manager.

This is an internal promotion for Zeller, who has been a key part of the AdMart team for eleven years, according to a press release. She most recently served as assistant to the controller.

She and her husband, David, reside in Stanford.

AdMart, based in Danville, is the industry leader in the design and production of custom in-store signage.

Perros attends SIA conference

Mike Perros, manager of the Danville branch of Hilliard-Lyons, recently attended the annual meeting of the Securities Industry Association (SIA) in Boca Raton, Fla. Perros was the special guest of the chairman and CEO of J.J.B. Hilliard, W.L. Lyons, Inc. and the only employee of the firm below chief executive level at the meeting.

Speakers at the conference included Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Securities and Exchange Commission Chair William Donaldson, and New York Stock Exchange interim chair John Reed. Outgoing chairman and CEO of Hilliard-Lyons, James W. Stuckert, was one of nine people honored at the conference for industry leadership.

The SIA was established in 1972 to bring together the shared interests of more than 600 securities firms. Hilliard-Lyons was a founding member of the SIA and the late Henning Hilliard served as its first chairman.

Perros serves on the Board of Trustees for the Securities Industry Institute, the executive education arm of the SIA.

Ultrasound technologist earns additional credential

Trina Davis, a registered ultrasound technologist in abdominal and OB/GYN sonography at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, is now also registered to perform sonography of the breast. Davis earned the additional credential through the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS).

Davis, who has worked at the medical center for nearly 20 years, is the first sonographer at Ephraim McDowell to be credentialed as a RDMS for the breast. To earn the additional credential, Davis had to complete a comprehensive regimen of study and testing in physics principles, ultrasound machine instrumentation, and anatomy and pathology of the breast.

"This is an outstanding achievement and contribution to the services we can offer here," said Dr. Elmer Jackson, a radiologist at Ephraim McDowell. "The additional credential is a testament to her dedication to continuing education and service to the community."

Southtown Center passes annual state survey

Ephraim McDowell Health's Southtown Center, an outpatient diagnostics center and laboratory, has uccessfully completed an annual survey by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services. No deficiencies were noted.

The on-site inspection was done to ensure that Southtown Center is meeting all state regulations for providing diagnostic and laboratory procedures.

Mammography department passes federal survey

The Mammography Department at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has successfully met all of the testing criteria established by the American College of Radiology Committee on Mammography Accreditation. The Mammography Quality Standards Act of 1992 (MQSA) is a federal legislation that was enacted to ensure that medical facilities performing mammograms meet strict nationwide standards.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center began voluntary compliance with this program in 1991, with successful triennial inspections by MQSA since then. To maintain each three-year MQSA accreditation, an annual inspection is performed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

During a recent FDA on-site survey, federal inspectors reported 100 percent compliance for the Medical Center, according to a press release. The two-day inspection includes the quality assurance program, personnel training and qualifications, physician credentials, equipment and processor maintenance and evaluation, educational programs and performance improvement.

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