Farmers National Bank elects new directors
Dr. Louis M. Beto and Dr. Bill Rankin were elected directors of Farmers National Bank at the annual shareholders meeting April 19.
A life-long resident of the county and a graduate of Danville High School, Beto practices oral and maxillofacial surgery in the firm of Beto & Bogardus, PLLC. He attended Wake Forest University, the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and the College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Temple University.
His civic activities include coaching in the Bluegrass Youth Soccer Association and being the secretary of the organization. He is a member of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce.
He resides in Danville with his wife, Maureen, and their sons, Christopher, Louis and Jonathan. The family attends The Presbyterian Church of Danville.
Rankin practices urology at Commonwealth Urology in Danville. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
He resides in Danville with his wife, Kelly and children Jacob, Taylor and Ashley. The family attends the Presbyterian Church of Danville. Rankin is involved with worldwide mission work and serves on various committees within the church.
In making the announcement, Greg Caudill, president and CEO of Farmers National Bank stated, "As our board bids a fond farewell to Dr. Chris Jackson, who served us ably as a director for many years, we welcome both Dr. Beto and Dr. Rankin to our team.
"The medical profession as an industry continues to be one of the fastest growing in our area. It is vital to our organization that we continue to have that perspective on our board. Macky and Bill and their families have been affiliated with both our bank and this community for many years. They both understand the mission of community banks in towns like ours. We look forward to their contributions to Farmers National Bank for many years to come."
Three promoted at Northpoint
Three staff members at Northpoint Training Center received promotions in April.
Earl Walls of Liberty was promoted to the position of classification and treatment officer I. He began his employment at Northpoint as a correctional officer in 1987.
Stephen Simpson of Lancaster was promoted to correctional sergeant. He began his employment at Northpoint as a correctional officer in 2000.
Mark Price of Lancaster also was promoted to correctional sergeant. He began at Northpoint as a correctional officer in 1989.
Two histotechnicians at Ephraim McDowell certified
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center has announced that two of its histotechnicians in the pathology department are now certified - the first-ever certified histotechnicians at the medical center.
Bryan Meeks and Renee Birch recently passed the certification exam offered through the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. To become certified, they were required to complete a practical test (which involved preparing slides from tissue cuts) and a written exam.
Meeks has been employed at the medical center for 10 years and Birch for eight years.
Histotechnicians work in the pathology department of the medical center's clinical laboratory. They are responsible for processing tissues for the diagnosis of illness and screening slides for abnormalities.
They work closely with Walter Parsons, a cytologist in the lab, as well as pathologists Dr. Richard Jackson, Dr. Jill Ransdell and Dr. Kryder Van Buskirk III.
Newby receives CISR designation
Jennifer Newby, customer service representative at Johnson & Pohlmann Insurance of Danville, has successfully completed the Certified Insurance Service Represen-tatives designation.