She is a graduate of Danville High School, earned a bachelor's degree in sociology at Eastern Kentucky University, master's degree in social work at the University of Kentucky, and principal's certification and master's in education instructional leadership from EKU.
She has been with the Franklin County school system since 1994 where she began working as a school social worker/attendance specialist and later became assistant principal at Peaks Mill Elementary and Westridge Elementary schools.
She is the daughter of Brenda S. Edwards of Danville.
The International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention is an association of educators, government officials and stakeholders whose mission is to create a partnership that facilitates the dissemination of information, emerging practices and research designed to support learning and increase high school graduation rates.
Hutchison joins Stanford Veterinary Hospital
Veterinarian Stacey Hutchison recently joined the Stanford Veterinary Hospital. Originally from Eubank, Hutchison received her Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from the University of Kentucky. She also graduated from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in May.
Hutchison practices small animal medicine and surgery, food animal medicine and surgery, and equine medicine.
She worked as a technician for Stanford Veterinary Hospital the summer of her sophomore year in vet school and became a doctor of veterinary medicine there in May.
Stanford Veterinary Hospital is located at 617 Danville Ave. in Stanford. For more information, call (606) 365-0911 or fax (606) 365-0975.
Westwood Choppers Inc. opens in Stanford
Westwood Choppers Inc. has opened at 3025 U.S. 150 West in Stanford. The business is a parts unlimited and drag specialties dealership. Parts also can be ordered for Harley Davidson, metric, sport bikes, ATVs, dirt bikes, accessories and apparel. Services offered include Honda and ATV servicing, oil changes on all bikes, tire changing and balancing, and installing or adding accessories to bikes.
The owner is Steve Ison, who was a mechanic for one year at Floyd's Cycle shop then had a home-based business for 10 years. Ison's sister, Melissa Ison-Richey, is the store manager. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The phone number is (606) 365-9361.
Furniture restorers attend workshop
Joe Lee of Lee's Restorations in Waynesburg recently completed "The Artisanship of Refinishing" at the Kwick Kleen Plant in Vincennes, Ind. The itinerary included stains, glazes, toners, background colors, distressing, crackles and numerous other finishing techniques. Lee can be contacted at 1515 Ottenheim Road, Waynesburg, KY 40489, or by calling (606) 365-7671.
Chiropractic business plans food drive
Back to Basics Chiropractic is having a food drive for the entire month of November. First-time patients who donate at least three non-perishable items or canned goods will receive their first day service at no charge. Existing patients also will receive a discount if they make a donation. All donations will be given to the Danville schools Families First program. Back to Basics Chiropractic is located at 1420 Hustonville Road and the phone number is (859) 236-5562.
Northpoint announces employees of the month
Karen Bradshaw of Lebanon was selected employee of the month for September at Northpoint Training Center. She began her employment there in April 1988 as a correctional officer. Bradshaw currently holds the position of office support assistant II.
Mendalyn Cochran of Mackville was selected as employee of the month for October. She began her employment at Northpoint in 1996 as a chief clerk. Cochran currently holds the position of administrative specialist III.
Bradshaw and Cochran received a letter of commendation and were assigned a reserved parking space for the month. In addition, their names will be added to the "Employee of the Month" plaque.
Ross joins Lexington Herald-Leader