Business Briefs for Aug. 9

August 09, 2004

Noel named chief mission officer at Ephraim McDowell

Timothy L. Noel has been named chief mission officer for Ephraim McDowell Health.

He fills a vacancy created by Norman Hagley's retirement at the end of July.

"We welcome Tim to the Ephraim McDowell Health family," said Clark Taylor, chief executive officer of Ephraim McDowell Health. "We believe he will do well in helping us to build on a community of healers who strive for excellence in every act of our mission."

Noel served as pastor at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church from 1992 to 1999. He most recently was a bereavement counselor at Blue Ridge Hospice in Winchester, Va.

Noel is a graduate of Berea College and earned a master's in divinity degree and his doctorate of philosophy from Southern Seminary. He also studied at Harvard Divinity School.


He and his wife, Jo, are relocating to Danville. They have a son, Matt, and a daughter, Sarah.

Two join Centre College admissions staff

Amy Dedman and Emma Rankin have joined Centre as admission counselors.

Both are Centre graduates. Dedman received a degree in biology, and Rankin received an English degree.

Dedman, of Harrodsburg, got her start working in admissions as a Colonel Corps admission tour guide as a student. She'll serve as advisor to the tour guides as part of her new position. Dedman also will visit high schools and college fairs as well as recruit and interview students from her various territories, which include eastern Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, Florida and Alabama. She is the daughter of Nick and Elaine Dedman of Harrodsburg.

Rankin, of Fort Mitchell, just completed a year teaching in the Beechwood Independent and Erlanger-Elsmere Independent school systems. Rankin will visit high schools and college fairs and recruit and interview prospective students. Her territories will include half of western Kentucky, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa. Rankin is the daughter of Jimmie and Harry Rankin of Fort Mitchell.

Goodlett attends auctioneers conference

Bruce Goodlett of Salvisa recently attended the National Auctioneers Association's 55th International Auctioneers Conference and show in Madison, Wis.

The annual event provides continuing education programs to auction professionals to give them the tools to better serve both buyers and sellers of property, merchandise and specialty items.

Goodlett is associated with Sims Auction and Realty Co. in Harrodsburg and conducts all types of auctions.

Lowe honored by Corrections commissioner

Darlene Lowe, a probation and parole officer in the Ninth Supervisory District (Lexington), received an award for performing her duties in an exemplary manner and bringing distinction to the department at the the Kentucky Department of Corrections annual Commissioner's Awards luncheon July 12.

Lowe began her career with the Division of Probation and Parole in 2001. Since that time, Lowe has displayed the utmost in her professional demeanor and has dedicated herself to excellence in her work, according to a press release. As the district's most highly regarded investigator, Lowe has been called upon for assistance in many difficult tasks.

Her supervisor, Carol Stewart, said in the release: "Darlene Lowe has trained numerous new officers and has been described as the 'best of the best' in regard to her training skills. Further, she has worked tirelessly to produce exceptional presentence investigation reports, which our courts and institutions have come to rely upon."

Lowe is a graduate of Boyle County High School and Eastern Kentucky University. She is the daughter of Pauline Lowe and the late Jack Lowe.

Watts honored by detention center

Sgt. Alvin Watts has been named July employee of the month at the Boyle County Detention Center.

Watts has been employed at the detention center since 2002 and is a third-shift supervisor.

"He brings experience and training from his previous employment as a deputy sheriff in St. Joseph, Mo.," Boyle County Jailer Barry M. Harmon said in a press release. "He is very dedicated to his work. The detention center is very fortunate in having him as an employee."

Shields joins Kentucky Trust Company

Kim Shields has joined Kentucky Trust Company as an assistant trust officer.

Shields has nine years of experience in financial services and trust administration. She earned a bachelor of business administration in finance degree from Eastern Kentucky University and is a recent graduate of Cannon Financial Institute's Trust School. She is a native of Frankfort and has lived in Boyle County for 10 years. She and her husband, Jeff, have two children, Evan and Ellery.

"Kim is an outstanding addition to the Kentucky Trust Company team," said Jim Sullivan, CEO and chairman of the board. "Her experience, knowledge and dedication will help us continue to serve our clients with the professional and personal service they deserve."

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