Business Briefs

August 02, 2004

Powell honored by Danville Rotary Club

The Danville Rotary Club recently honored Stuart Powell with a Paul Harris Fellow Award.

Rotary President Liz Cook and District Governor Bob Boudreau presented the award on July 16. The award is named for Rotary's founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905. Rotarians and other honorees are designated a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to their life which demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of the Rotary Foundation. A $1,000 donation is sent to the Rotary Foundation to help carry out an array of programs throughout the world.

Stuart Powell started his auto dealership in Danville in 1949. He designed and built the current facility on Danville Bypass in 1982. He has won numerous awards from Ford Motor Company over his tenure for customer satisfaction, sales challenges and service standards. For many years, he has been involved in the Danville community as an elder at First Christian Church, a Rotarian, a member of the Salvation Army Board, a charter member of the Advocate Brass Band and chairman of the Danville-Boyle County Airport Board. He received the Outstanding Citizen of the Year Award in 1993 and the Outstanding Business Person Award in 2003 from the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.


Joins staff of Phoenix Physical Therapy

Sara Crane has joined the staff of Phoenix Physical Therapy in Danville as a licensed physical therapist's assistant.

She has a Bachelor of Science in counseling and psychology from Toccoa Falls College in Toccoa, Ga., and received her degree as a physical therapist's assistant from Jefferson Community College in Louisville. Crane has experience in orthopedic and sports medicine therapy as well as occupational rehabilitation. She has taken additional courses in joint mobilization, neck and shoulder pain, and neurological disorders.

Because of her experience in classical ballet, she is particularly interested in therapy pertaining to the knees and ankles.

Hilliard Lyons assistant branch manager completes advanced training

Hilliard Lyons Assistant Branch Manager Kathy Fletcher has recently completed advanced training in financial planning.

Fletcher was chosen by Hilliard Lyons for participation in a Chartered Wealth Advisory curriculum, the special training initiative accredited by the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute of Michigan State University. The advanced courses cover financial planning, estate planning, risk management, asset management and other wealth management strategies.

During her studies, Fletcher learned the most advanced techniques in pinpointing financial vulnerabilities, planning for retirement and transferring wealth to the next generation.

"With Kathy's consummate professionalism, her 30-plus years in the financial services industry and her natural desire to help people, the additional expertise she has gained with the Chartered Wealth Advisor program is a perfect extension of her stellar career," said Mike Perros, Chartered Wealth Advisor and manager of the Danville office of Hilliard Lyons.

Fletcher has been with Hilliard Lyons for 12 years and has served as assistant branch manager since 1997.

Established in 1854, Hilliard Lyons offers one-on-one advice about stocks, bonds, options, retirement plans, money market funds, mutual funds, trust and estate planning and investment management. It also researches the investment potential of various companies and industries and underwrites bonds for public improvements such as schools and highways.

The Danville office of Hilliard Lyons opened in 1921.

Local probation officer honored

James E. Henderson, probation and parole officer, has received the Deputy Commissioner's Employee of the Year Award for District 6 from the Kentucky Department of Corrections. The district includes 13 counties and 45 employees.

Henderson began his employment as a correctional officer at Northpoint Training Center in 1997. He transferred to the Danville Probation and Parole Office in 1999.

He manages an average of 76 offenders and completes an average of six pre-sentence investigations monthly, according to a press release.

"Henderson always goes the extra mile in assisting the offenders, diligently researching and personally contacting prospective employers as well as appropriately referring offenders to self-help treatment and securing employment," according to the release. "He is firm and fair with all of his offenders. His reports are verified and documented thoroughly and his character and integrity are unmatched.

"Henderson always portrays a professional demeanor and has earned the respect of all his peers and officials within the criminal justice system," according to the release. "He brings calmness, rational judgment and good common sense to a potentially volatile and hazardous profession."

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