Local Business Briefs

September 20, 2004

Smallwood, Whitis promoted by city

Danville City Commission promoted Kenly Smallwood to water distribution superintendent and Scott Whitis to water plant superintendent Monday.

Smallwood has worked for the city for 18 years, and is a Class IV water distribution operator. Whitis has been with the city for 22 years, and is a Class IV water plant operator.

McDowell's cardiovascular laboratory receives accreditation

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center's Cardiovascular Laboratory has achieved accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories (ICAVL), according to a press release. The accreditation recognizes the lab's commitment to providing a high level of patient care and quality testing for the diagnosis of vascular disease.

"We are extremely pleased that the Cardiovascular Laboratory has earned accreditation," said Barry Michael, president of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center. "This accreditation is a mark of excellence for the quality care that our associates provide."


Ephraim McDowell's Cardiovascular Laboratory has maintained accreditation since 1998. Dr. Paul DeLuca is medical director of the Cardiovascular Lab, which is one of a select number of vascular laboratories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico to meet or exceed the ICAVL standards for noninvasive vascular testing.

Community Education program recognized

The Bluegrass Chapter of American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) recently recognized the Danville-Boyle County-KSD Community Education program as its "Company of the Year" for 2004 for efforts in making pre-certification training classes available to employees of industries in central Kentucky.

Community Education, in partnership with the Central Kentucky Regional Jobs Training Consortium, which includes 23 manufacturing employers in Boyle, Mercer, and Lincoln counties, has offered several series of APICs classes in Danville in 2003-2004.

Receiving the plaque from Robert Yagel, Bluegrass Chapter APICS president, were Kathy Belcher and Steve Rinehart, former and current directors of community education, respectively.

Will participates in forestry roundtable

Chris Will of Central Kentucky Forest Management recently participated in a roundtable discussion sponsored by the Kentucky Environmental Quality Commission titled "The Future of Kentucky's Forest."

The purpose of the gathering Sept. 9 at Natural Bridge State Resort Park was to bring together many of Kentucky's forest resource stakeholders including government officials, forest industry, forest landowners, academia, environmental organizations, and private sector foresters to discuss the current status and future health, productivity, and diversity of Kentucky's forest resources. The aim of the commission is to develop an action plan to promote sustainable forestry in Kentucky and present this plan to state government.

Central Kentucky Forest Management is a forestry consulting business operated by Will and located in Danville. The company provides timber sale administration, forest management planning, timber trespass appraisals, expert witness testimony, and timber appraisal services for forest landowners.

Custom Air adds Carrier to their product line

Custom Air, a Danville heating and cooling contractor, recently added Carrier products to their product line, according to company president Jim Cress.

"We had been looking for a high quality product line to help meet the growing needs of consumers in Boyle County. We were looking for a brand that meets the consumer's needs of today but with an eye on the future. Carrier has over 100 years of experience with heating and cooling products for consumers and offers very innovative products like Puron air conditioners for future needs too. It seems like the perfect fit for us."

Custom Air is a family-owned business that has been serving Boyle County residents since 1972.

Ten promoted at Northpoint Training Center

Ten people have been promoted recently at Northpoint Training Center.

Lonnie Matlock of Lancaster was promoted to the position of correctional captain in March. He began his employment as a correctional officer in 1983, was promoted to correctional sergeant in 1987, and was promoted two years later to correctional lieutenant.

McElroy Burdette of Danville was promoted this month to the position of correctional unit administrator II. Burdette began his employment as a correctional officer in 1985. He was promoted to correctional sergeant in 1989, was promoted to correctional unit administrator I in 1991 and was promoted to correctional captain II in 1995.

Mendalyn Cochran of Mackville was promoted this year to the position of administrative secretary. Cochran began her employment in 1996 as chief clerk and was transferred to offender records specialist I in 1999 and to secretary III in 2003.

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