Nurses join HospiceRegistered nurses Tammy Graham, Emily Buntain and Kari Carideo have joined Heritage Hospice Inc.Graham, who has been a nurse for four years and in the medical field for 17 years, will work in admissions. She is a graduate of Midway College and formerly worked at Frankfort Regional Medical Center. She lives in Danville and has a son, Daniel, 19.Buntain, who has been a nurse for four years and in the medical field for nine years, will work with patients in Boyle and Mercer counties. She is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University and formerly worked in the critical care unit at Haggin Memorial Hospital in Harrodsburg. She lives in Mercer County and has two children, Haleigh, 15, and Hunter, 13.Carideo, who has been a nurse for six years, will work with hospitalized Heritage Hospice patients and in admissions. She earned her nursing degree at Bakersfield College in California. She moved to Danville in 2001, and she and her two sons, Adrian, 15, and William, 13, live in Danville.Local college employees receive mark of distinctionNational College recognized the following employees and instructors from the Danville campus at the annual college in-service symposium held in April in Erlanger.Lee Bowling was presented the Campus Director of the Year Award. The award is presented to the campus director who best manages the performance of all campus functional areas during the course of the academic year.Betsy Sutton and Christopher Farris were recognized as outstanding employees of the year for the Danville campus. Gloria Woodrum and Jeannie Martin received the President’s Milestone Award for outstanding achievement in admissions.Crystal Cash was presented the Student Services Team of the Year Award for achieving the highest performance in the division over the preceding four terms. The campus’ student services representatives assist students with all administrative and academic matters, including scheduling, attendance, student records and placement evaluations. Gloria Woodrum was honored at the in-service for 10 years of service to the College.Founded in 1886, National College is dedicated to the training and education of men and women for a full life and a successful career in a number of fields in business, computers and health care. The college offers more than 40 academic programs including a master of business administration, six bachelor’s degrees, and numerous associate degree and diploma programs. Serving 29 communities through campus locations in Virginia, West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, the college currently serves more than 12,000 students annually.Barber shop under new ownershipBluegrass Barber Shop in Danville is under new ownership after Lori Wilson, a longtime barber at the shop, recently purchased the business.Master barbers Wilson and Mary Lee Mattingly-Newcombe operate the shop, which is located at 380 Whirlaway Drive, across the Danville bypass from the Boyle County Fairgrounds. Wilson has been at the barber shop for 10 years; Mattingly-Newcombe joined the business last year.The shop is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except Thursdays, when it is open until 6 p.m.) and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. The phone number is (859) 236-0106.Bankers complete graduate school of banking Traci Hatfield, senior vice president, head of retail banking, and Amy Isola, senior vice president, human resources manager, of Farmers National Bank are among the 157 bankers receiving graduation diplomas June 3 from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. This three-year program provides courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects. Students traveled from 20 states and Mexico to participate in the session.Sponsored by 15 southern state bankers associations in cooperation with the Division of Continuing Education at LSU, the banking school requires attendance on campus for three years, with extensive bank study assignments between sessions. The faculty consists of bankers, business and professional leaders, and educators from all parts of the U.S.During their three years at the Graduate School of Banking, students receive 180 hours of classroom instruction, 30 hours of reviews, planned evening study, and written final examinations at the end of each session.Farmers National Bank, a community-owned bank since 1879, has banking facilities in Burgin, Danville, Harrodsburg, Junction City, Perryville, Stanford and Lancaster. Purcell promotedPaul Purcell has been named assistant vice president, market manager of the Lancaster Banking Center for Farmers National Bank. He is a native of Garrard County and a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in finance. Purcell has worked for Farmers National Bank for almost two years as a loan officer and in the banking industry for more than seven years, in lending and management positions.His community activities include board member, Heritage Hospice, Inc.; board member, Garrard County Humane Society; Brass Band Festival market volunteer; volunteer for Farmers National Bank's employee fundraising campaigns for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and March of Dimes; and 2011 graduate of Leadership Boyle County. Purcell and his wife, Dara Edgington Purcell, attend Forks of Dix River Baptist Church in Lancaster.Business opensSweet Suds Candles, Bath and Body Products has opened at 507 S. Fourth St., next to Cut-N-Strut. Its hours are 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. The owners are Heather Caldwell and Teona Burton.