Local business briefs

March 28, 2004

McKinney joins PBK Bank staff

Harold W. McKinney has joined the staff of PBK Bank as vice president for business development.

A native of Adair County, McKinney has lived in Danville since 1969. He is a 1973 graduate of Centre College with a bachelor's degree in government and in economics and management. He received his law degree in 1988 from the University of Kentucky School of Law.

His career has involved private law practice, serving as assistant Boyle County attorney, administrator of Boyle County Health Department and director of West Bluegrass District Health Department. He was most recently legal advisor to the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts.

He has been involved in Rotary Club, Red Cross, Pioneer Opportunity Workshop, Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge and Danville/Boyle County Chamber of Commerce. He is a former Danville city commissioner and previous owner of Maple Tree Gallery.


He and his wife, Carol, are the parents of two daughters, Hillary and Barrie Lynn, one son, Tyler, and one grandson, Paul James.

In making the announcement, Bruce Edgington, chief executive officer of the bank, said, "Our entire organization is pleased that Harold has chosen to join PBK Bank. He brings an extensive background of public service and community involvement and will be an asset for PBK Bank. We look forward to our association with him."

Power plant achieves safety milestone

Employees at Kentucky Utilities Company's E.W. Brown Generating Station near Burgin recently celebrated a safety milestone, working more than one year without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration-recordable injury and more than seven years without a lost-time incident, according to a press release.

At a recent luncheon celebrating milestone, John Voyles, LG&E Energy's vice president of regulated generation, praised the accomplishment: "This landmark safety accomplishment demonstrates how employees have embraced safety as a way of life. We are proud of their continued commitment to a safe working environment."

OSHA has honored KU in the past for similar accomplishments. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), the average incident rate of OSHA-recordable injuries per year at power plants nationwide is 6.3. LG&E Energy Plants consistently rank far below the national average, according to the press release.

Lexington-based KU is a subsidiary of LG&E Energy Corp. KU provides electricity to more than 500,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in southwestern Virginia.

AdMart recognizes 20-year employee

AdMart Custom Signage recently recognized Tina Trimble of Harrodsburg for 20 years of service.

Trimble was the first local employee hired by the company when it moved to Danville in 1984. She began her employment as a draftsman in the daily art department and has since become a valuable member of the design team for the past 15 years. She received an anniversary plaque, a cake and cash.

LeDonne appointed to state post

Tim LeDonne of Danville has been appointed division director of revenue operations in the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet in Frankfort.

His duties and responsibilities include the management of the Perimeter Park facility and its 285 employees. The Department of Revenue facility is Kentucky's tax processing center and receives and processes over 95 percent of the commonwealth's revenue.

Originally from Pittsburgh, LeDonne earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in 1991. A veteran with military service as a U.S. Army captain in the 82nd Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, N.C., LeDonne recently earned his master's degree in business from Eastern Kentucky University's School of Business and Technology and is the owner of Special Attention Money Management Services in Danville, a company that consults individuals and families in the management of their finances.

LeDonne resides in Danville with his wife, Lisa, and children. They are members of Southside Christian Church in Harrodsburg where LeDonne also serves as an elder.

Whitley honored at Frankfort facility

Kimberly A. Whitley of Danville has been selected as "Employee of the Month" for March at the Frankfort Career Development Center.

Whitley began her employment in state government 14 years ago. She transferred to the minimum security state prison as deputy warden Dec.1, 2002.

She was selected as "Employee of the Month" based on her outstanding job performance. She was commended for her willingness and ability to provide supervisory coverage in the security and program departments, as well as administering the institution during the absence of the warden.

She will receive a letter of commendation from Warden James B. Mitchell and will be assigned a special parking space for the month of March.

Boyle, Mercer tourism promoted at show

In an effort to promote leisure travel to this area, the Danville-Boyle County Convention & Visitors Bureau shared a booth with the Harrodsburg Tourist Commission Feb. 20-29 at the Indianapolis Sport and Travel Show.

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