Local business briefs 122803

December 29, 2003

Vest named manager of Stanford Wal-Mart

Sherry Vest has been named manager of the Wal-Mart store in Stanford.

"The opportunities available at Wal-Mart are incredible," said Vest, who began her new duties Nov. 13. "I'm glad that my career has brought me here to Stanford. I'm having fun, learning a lot and am excited to get to know those in the community."

Vest began her Wal-Mart career in Danville in 1992 as an electronic sales associate. While in Danville, she was promoted to customer service manager and then support team manager before being promoted to assistant store manager in 1996.

During that time, she also worked in stores in Somerset and Middlesboro, managing those stores during the transition of closing them and opening new stores in those communities. She also helped set up a new store in Monticello.


"Sherry is a great success story," District Manager Joanna Glover said in a news release. "She is an example of the kind of careers available at Wal-Mart. She truly is a talent, and we couldn't be more pleased to have her here in Stanford."

Vest and her husband, Jeff, have three children.

Cooper completes insurance school

Keith Cooper, Shelter Insurance Companies agent in Danville, recently completed the Agency Development School at the company's home office in Columbia, Mo.

The one-week school gives Shelter agents additional training in life insurance and the personal lines of insurance purchased by families.

Cooper has now completed Shelter's agent training track, including a two-week course covering personal lines of insurance and a one-week course covering life insurance and bank products.

Lay joins Longaberger Company

Danville resident Beverly Lay recently joined the Longaberger Company as an independent sales associate.

Lay is one of more than 71,000 associates nationwide who sell Longaberger Baskets and other household products.

Faulkner honored by Northpoint

Marcus Faulkner of Danville has been selected as employee of the month for December at Northpoint Training Center.

Faulkner began his employment at Northpoint in October 2002 as a correctional officer.

He was honored based on his outstanding job performance. He will receive a letter of commendation and will be assigned a reserved parking space for the month. His name also will be added to the employee of the month plaque.

Clark to join staff at

Danville Family Physicians

Dr. Jonathan R. Clark, a board-certified family practice physician, will begin seeing patients Jan. 6 at Danville Family Physicians, a service of Ephraim McDowell Health.

He will be available to see patients of all ages each Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Clark also sees patients each Monday at Liberty Family Medical Center.

Clark is a Boyle County native and graduate of Boyle County High School. He earned his medical degree in 1997 from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed an internship in 1998 and a residency in 2000, both at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center in South Carolina.

Clark is also certified as a medical review officer, which qualifies him to evaluate drug test results in public and private sectors of the workplace.

Clark is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians. He is board-certified in family practice through the American Board of Family Practice.

He is the son of Odis and Sharon Clark of Danville. Clark and his wife, Lori-Anne, live in Danville with their two children.

Randolph to join staff

at Stanford Medical Park

Dr. Shane Randolph, a board-certified family practice physician, will begin seeing patients Jan. 5 at Stanford Medical Park, a service of Ephraim McDowell Health.

A Lincoln County native, Randolph graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1995 and completed an internship in 1996 and a residency in 1998, both at Kingsport Family Practice in Kingsport, Tenn.

He most recently was in practice at Harrodsburg Family Medical Center.

Randolph is board-certified through the American Board of Family Practice. He has two sons.


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