The local Super Lawyers: Gorman Bradley Jr. of Bradley, Freed & Grumley; Gary B. Houston of Whitlow Roberts Houston & Straub; J. David Boswell of Boswell Sims & Vasseur; Thomas L. Osborne; Richard L. Walter of Boehl Stopher & Graves; Jonathan Freed of Bradley Freed & Grumley; E. Frederick Straub Jr. of Whitlow Roberts Houston & Straub; and E. SpiveyGault of Gault & Box.
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Long & Long welcomed Joel Powless as a new attorney with the firm.
A native of Flora, Ill., Powless graduated from Murray State University, where he played on the university’s football and tennis squads.
Powless earned a doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Fla., and earned a master’s degree in tax law from the University of Miami.
Before practicing law, Powless owned and operated an independent insurance agency for eight years.
He also has served as a partner and director of Omega Energy Corp. for the last four years, and as the managing partner of Baltic Oil Investments for the past three years.
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In Mayfield, Mid-Continent University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Chronicle’s fourth annual report on The Academic Workplace recently released is based on a survey of nearly 44,000 employees at 310 colleges and universities.
In all, 111 of the 310 institutions achieved “Great College to Work For” recognition for specific best practices and policies. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Mid-Continent included among the small universities with 179 full-time staff and 5 part-time staff.
Mid-Continent won honors in the following categories:
n Teaching environment.
n Compensation and benefits.
n Supervisor/department chair relationship.
n Respect and appreciation.
n Tenure clarity and process.
“This is a very satisfying affirmation of Mid-Continent University, but our real goal is not recognition — it’s being a community that values the needs and contributions of every individual. In that sense everyone at Mid-Continent helps to make this a great place to work,” said Mid-Continent President Robert J. Imhoff.
“With the Great Colleges program, The Chronicle can provide even more of the vital information our readers rely on – unbiased reporting on which colleges are being innovative in their workplace practices.” said Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor.
The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle worked with ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide.
For more information and to view all the results of the survey, visit The Chronicle’s Web site at http://chronicle.com/academicworkplace.
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Deborah Palmer, senior vice president of Benton-based Community Financial Services Bank, was elected to the Electronic Payments Core of Knowledge Board of Directors.
The board’s mission is to provide financial institutions with reliable payments and risk management education, information, support and national industry representation. Palmer, a 38-year veteran of CFSB, was installed on the board in July at a meeting in Branson, Mo.
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Dr. Christopher Phillips was awarded partner status with Jackson Purchase Medical Associates.
Phillips joined JPMA in the summer of 2010 and helped organize its Paducah Rheumatology division, which provides services to patients throughout the region.
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Mayfield Police Officer Tye Jackson was given the Award for Excellence from Crisis Intervention Training for service the organization described as above and beyond its requirements. This is the first award of its kind from CIT.
Because of his work, Jackson was asked to speak at the International CIT Conference in Virginia Beach, Va.
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Several joined the medical staff at Western Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Allan Wells, an emergency department physician, is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and the University of Louisville College of Medicine.
He has eight years of experience in Bowling Green, Madisonville and Greenville, as well as military service at home and abroad.
Dr. Jonathan McGregor, an anesthesiologist, is a graduate of Murray State University and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. McGregor completed an anesthesiology residency at the UK Chandler Medical Center.
Dr. Sanjay Bose, an interventional cardiologist, is board certified in general, interventional and nuclear cardiology following fellowship training at Texas Tech University, New York Methodist Hospital, Norwalk Hospital and University of Vermont.
Bose was previously in private practice in Middlebury, Vt. He is accepting new patients at The Heart Group, Doctors Office Building 1, Suite 301. Call 270-575-3113.
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Dr. Daniel Jung, vascular surgeon, joined the Lourdes hospital medical staff. Jung, who comes from Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., joins Vascular Specialists of Western Kentucky with Dr. Timothy Ranval and Dr. Scott Sanders.
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The city of Mayfield selected Angela Lozoya as its Employee of the Month for August. Lozoya has worked as a dispatcher for five years.
Lozoya also works part-time for the Mayfield Housing Authority, and helps with bookkeeping for her husband’s business, J&L Plumbing.
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Dr. Christopher Green, of Pathology Associates of Paducah, is the new pathology consultant for Marshall County Hospital. Green replaces Dr. Robert Haugh.
Green graduated from the University of Louisville, served his internship at the University of Texas Southwestern and completed the remainder of his residency at U of L.
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Registered Nurse Sharon Sirls, emergency department director at Marshall County Hospital, was honored with a retirement reception after 44 years of service.
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Sarah Wilke joined the accounting firm Blythe, White & Associates. The Metropolis, Ill., native graduated from Southern Illinois University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Wilke was recently employed with Kem, Duguid & Associates in Hopkinsville. She is Quick Books certified and a member of the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants.
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The National Association of Professional Women selected Leslie Heath, of Century 21 Service Realty in Paducah, as its Professional Woman of the Year for 2011-2012.
Heath has been a real estate agent for 11 years and is a member of the National Association of Realtors, Kentucky Association of Realtors and the Paducah Board of Realtors. The NAPW is an exclusive network for professional women to interact, exchange ideas, educate and empower.
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First Kentucky Bank announced the addition of Dana Frensley as real estate loan processing manager. Frensley will work at the bank’s Sixth Street location, 223 S. Sixth St. in Mayfield.
Frensley graduated from Metropolis Community High School and attended West Kentucky Community & Technical College. She most recently held the position of systems analyst at VMW Paducahbilt.
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In January, Johanna Fox CPA in Mayfield added Paul Bell and James Koinis as partners in the firm. To represent this change, the firm’s new name is Fox & Company CPAs, Inc.
Along with the name change, the firm is rolling out a new logo and business website. Services the firm has provided will remain. Visit jfoxcpa.com.
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Pharmacist Benjamin Gross, of Johnson City, Tenn., was selected as Tennessee’s Distinguished Young Pharmacist in recognition of practice excellence and outstanding contributions to pharmacy and the community.
Gross’ parents are Greg and Marilyn Gross of Paducah.
Benjamin Gross received the honor in a ceremony at the 124th Annual Convention of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association held recently in Kingsport, Tenn. Gross is a clinical pharmacist for Holston Medical Group and an assistant professor for the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Murray State University and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy.
Gross’ wife, Brooke Whitmore Gross, who is also a pharmacist, was installed as the 2011-2012 secretary/treasurer of the Tennessee Society of Pharmacists at the same convention. She is a clinical pharmacist for Clinical Management Concepts in Johnson City.
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Taco John’s franchise owners Tammi Halvorson and Stephanie Houser received a Diamond Circle Award at the Taco John’s International annual franchisee convention in Orlando, Fla. The two own the Taco John’s at 2956 Jackson St.
The local store ranked in the top percentage of sales performers in the Mexican cuisine, quick-service chain of more than 400 stores.
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At the annual meeting of the Western Kentucky Regional MLS on Wednesday, officers were selected for the fiscal year 2011-2012.
Serving as president will be Sandra Wright, Kentucky Barkley Lakes Board of Realtors. President-elect is Jimmie Sloan, Mayfield Graves County Board of Realtors, and secretary-treasurer will be John Kopperud, Murray-Calloway County Board of Realtors.
The 15-member board of directors has representatives from all five real estate boards in western Kentucky.
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Jeff Holland, of HollandStivers & Associates in Paducah, qualified for Top of the Table honors within the Million Dollar Round Table association, a professional group of financial professionals.
Top of the Table status is the highest level of MDRT membership and places Holland among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry. It recognizes Holland for demonstrating exceptional professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.
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The Kentucky Aviation Association presented awards to two regional airport managers.
Richard Roof, airport manager of the Barkley Regional Airport, was named Airport Manager of the Year in the commercial service airport category.
Johnny Parker, airport manager of the Murray-Calloway County Airport, was named Airport Manager of the Year in the general aviation airport category. The KAA presented the awards in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Aviation.
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Paducah native Dr. David M. Anderson was published in the June 2011 issue of The Journal of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Anderson was the primary author of “Patient with Posterior Mediastinal Mass Requiring Urgent Cardiopulmonary Bypass.”
A graduate of St. Mary High School, Anderson also graduated from Murray State University and the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He is completing his residency in anesthesiology at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and accepted a fellowship position in interventional pain management at Ohio State.
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Fresenius Medical Care North America named one of its local dialysis clinics a Center of Excellence.
The company, comprising 2,700 clinics worldwide, recognized Fresenius Medical Care Paducah, 1532 Lone Oak Road, Suite G-15, for exceptional patient and quality care in 2010. The local clinic was one of four Kentucky clinics recognized.