Local Business Briefs

December 13, 2004

Stratton recognized by Caregivers by Linda

Rosanna Stratton has been recognized by Caregivers by Linda as November employee of the month.

She was awarded a monetary gift for her outstanding service and reliability, according to owner-manager Linda Dye.

The company provides home-care services to clients in their homes and institutions in Boyle County and the surrounding areas.

KU gift certificate enables people to give the gift of warmth

You can make the holiday season a little warmer for a loved one or needy family with Holiday Utility Gift (HUG) certificates on sale now from Kentucky Utilities.

A HUG is a gift certificate that credits the utility account of any KU customer. Instead of working like a traditional gift certificate, which can be lost, stolen, or accidentally thrown away, a HUG is a credit placed directly on a customer's KU account. The credit is subtracted from the customer's next KU bill. After someone purchases a HUG, they receive a gift certificate to present to the recipient indicating the amount of the purchase, which will be credited to the customer's account.


"These non-traditional gift certificates have been very popular with customers during the holiday season, that's why we've decided to make this a new holiday tradition, " said Dave Vogel, vice president of retail services for LG&E Energy, which is the parent company of KU. "HUGs have made paying the utility bill easier for many customers, especially for nonprofit organizations and those on fixed incomes."

To purchase a HUG, KU customers can visit the company's walk-in customer service centers during normal business hours. In order to ensure the proper KU account is credited, customers should be prepared to provide the address of the HUG recipient. HUGs start at $25 and can be purchased in any denomination beyond that by cash or check. The HUG program continues through Dec. 30.

Turbyfill, Bloom promoted at KTC

The board of directors of Kentucky Trust Company (KTC) has announced the new roles, effective Jan. 1, of Alan Turbyfill, KTC president, who will assume the additional title of chief executive officer, and Susan Lane Bloom, who will be named chief financial officer.

Turbyfill, a founding board member of KTC since its organization in 1995, is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to joining the company, he was president of Jackson Furniture of Danville. He currently serves as president of the Heart of Kentucky United Way and treasurer of the Boyle County Industrial Foundation and is a director of Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center and Wilderness Trace Community Foundation.

Bloom has been employed by KTC since 1995 and was named to the board of directors in 2000. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, holds the national certification of Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA) from the Institute of Certified Bankers and has 12 years of trust experience. She is a graduate of Leadership Boyle County and currently serves on the board of the Danville Rotary Club.

Jim Sullivan, founding chairman and CEO of Kentucky Trust Company, said, "These promotions are the culmination of a well-planned management transition and demonstrate the confidence our board of directors have in Alan, Susan and the rest of our management team."

Sullivan will work full-time until February when he will begin working part-time, according to a press release. He will maintain relationships with clients and assist the company in marketing its products and services, according to the release.

Kentucky Trust Company is an independent, locally owned financial institution that provides financial services, including employer-sponsored retirement plans, individual retirement and investment accounts, and personal trust and estate administration to individuals and small businesses locally and through community bank partnerships across Kentucky.

Space still available in free workshop

A few seats remain open for "Destination Danville-Boyle County," a free hospitality training workshop to be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the Danville Convention Center Complex.

Interested persons may call the Danville-Boyle County Convention and Visitors Bureau Monday at (859) 236-7794.

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