Wilson promoted at Kentucky Fidelity Mortgage
Chad Wilson has been promoted to mortgage loan specialist at Kentucky Fidelity Mortgage.
Wilson obtained his loan specialist certification from the Department of Financial Institutions. He has completed the required classes sponsored by the Kentucky Mortgage Brokers Association and is a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers. He is a graduate of Boyle County High School and attended the University of Kentucky.
Tuggle's Tradin' Post opens in Garrard County
Tuggle's Tradin' Post is open on Ky. 152, three-tenths of a mile from U.S. 27, in Garrard County.
The business operated by Helen Tuggle features crafts, floral arrangements, soy candles and primitive furniture. Tuggle's daughter-in-law, Stacie Tuggle, operates a beauty shop there.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. The phone is (859) 548-2268.
A grand opening is planned for April 1 and 2.
Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center psychiatrist recognized
Dr. Melborne A. Williams Jr., a board-certified psychiatrist on the medical staff at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, has been awarded the rank of Distinguished Life Fellow by the American Psychiatric Association. He will be honored in May at a special convocation at the annual APA meeting in Toronto, Canada.
Distinguished Life Fellow is the highest honor possible for a board-certified psychiatrist. To earn the distinction, a psychiatrist must exhibit throughout his career an extraordinary level of expertise in a wide variety of subspecialties and practice settings within the discipline of psychiatric medicine.
Williams received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University and after completing his first year of residency, served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. As a naval staff psychiatrist, he worked in the Navy's first drug rehabilitation center and taught in the first naval drug counseling school. Graduates of this school were then sent to begin drug treatment centers throughout the world.
After his discharge from the Navy with the rank of lieutenant commander, Williams returned to Nashville and completed his residency in psychiatry at Vanderbilt. He then served two years at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Nashville, caring for returning servicemen.
Williams has practiced psychiatry in Tennessee, Virginia and more recently here in Kentucky, beginning his practice in Danville in 1999. While maintaining a busy private practice in Nashville, he was a clinical professor at Vanderbilt and established a psychiatric consulting service to provide care for patients at a nearby rural health center. He was awarded the rank of Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 1986 for service in a variety of areas.
Previously, Williams held clinical teaching positions at the University of Virginia, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. During his practice in Lynchburg, Va., he instituted the first mental health triage service in the area. He collaborated with a variety of professionals serving the needs of the mentally ill and was actively involved in the care and support of geriatric patients and their families.
During the past seven years, Williams has been the medical director of the Behavioral Health Unit at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center while also practicing as a psychiatrist. He lives in Danville with his wife, Anne, and their six children.
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Raines joins ERA Team Realtors
Sherry Raines has joined ERA Team Realtors of 425 S. Fourth St. in Danville as a realtor.
Raines is a 1977 graduate of Danville High School, a 1979 graduate of Sullivan University in Louisville and a recent graduate of A-Pass-Weikel Institute in Lexington.
She is an active member of First Baptist Church, Second and Walnut streets, and lives in Danville with her husband, Johnny. They have two children, Erin and John.
She may be reached by calling (859) 236-2209 or (859) 236-3064.
Harrodsburg auctioneer honored
James C. Sexton of Harrodsburg was recently inducted in the Kentucky Auctioneers Association Hall of Fame at the organization's annual meeting in Frankfort. The group selects a nominee based on that person's contribution to the auction profession and the state and national associations, according to a press release.
The award was presented by KAA President Steve Cornish.
Sexton also received awards in the marketing and advertising categories, including colored brochure, outdoor sign, stationary and radio spots.