Henderson awarded scholarship
Joshua Henderson has received a Kentucky Grocers Association/Kentucky Association of Convenience Stores scholarship in participation with The Kroger Co. and the Kentucky Grocers Education Foundation. Henderson is a 2010 graduate of Boyle County High School and will be a sophomore at the University of Louisville this fall, where he will be majoring in biology. In high school, Henderson was a National Merit winner, 2009 Governor’s Scholars Program participant, participated in the 2009 U.K.¿Engineering Summer Program, and was involved in football, track and FCA. In college, Henderson participates in GEMS, Campus Crusade, RUF and is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. The KGEF and its sponsors presented 27 scholarships this year to students in the food industry, totalling $25,000. Eligible recipients are either employed by KGA/KACS member firms or have parents who are full-time employees of a KGA/KACS¿member firm. Founded in 1941, the KGA and KACS is a joint statewide trade association representing approximately 550 member companies, operating 1,700 business locations across the state. Membership includes retailers, wholesalers, distributors and related suppliers to the retail food and convenience store industries. The KGEF is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational financial assistance to young people from grocery and convenience store operators in Kentucky.
Perros attends national conference
ST. LOUIS — G. Michael Perros AIF, financial advisor with Stifel Nicolaus’ Danville office, was among the nearly 500 advisors attending this year’s annual fi360 Conference in San Antonio. Conference sessions focused on the trend towards fiduciary advice, how advisors can provide services and products that are in the best interest of investors and other topics related to fiduciary best practices. Attendees also were congratulated for their part in adopting and promoting high standards of care and encouraged tobe even more active in building a fiduciary culture for investors. Keynote addresses were given by former Senator Christopher J. Dodd on the financial crisis and the Dod-Frank Financial Reform Act and Fortune columnist Peter Elkind on ethics in both business and government. Attendees at the conference were updated on numerous issues relating to fiduciary best practices, including updates from Washington on new laws and regulations; the economic outlook moving forward; deciphering investment fees and expenses; the latest theories in portfolio construction; advising to specific portfolio types, including 401(k) plans, pension plans, affluent investors and charitable trusts; and how to incorporate the latest investment products into investment portfolios, including exchange traded funds, target date funds and stable value funds.
Ephraim McDowell associates featured at conference
Jim Tune, vice president of clinical effectiveness, Ephraim McDowell Health, and Debbie Goodwin, director of emergency services and critical care services, Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, were featured speakers at an educational program sponsored by Premiere Inc.Both Tune and Goodwin spoke on “using lean to improve emergency department length of stay.” They shared Ephraim McDowell’s continual performance improvement journey in “Patient Throughput,” in particular, the tremendous improvement demonstrated in door to triage time, door to physician time, door to inpatient admission time, and door to discharge at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center’s emergency department.The program was June 14-17 at Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn.Premiere Inc. serves more than 2,400 U.S. hospitals and 70,000-plus other healthcare sites and brings nationwide knowledge to improve local healthcare. It does this by collecting and analyzing clinical and financial data from its member hospitals, organizing committees of members to make decisions and set direction for the alliance, sponsoring seminars and conferences, and sharing best practices.
Heart of Danville announces new president
Heart of Danville Main Street Program announces Vicki A. Darnell, president/CEO of Ephraim McDowell Health, as the new president of the organization.The current HOD slate of officers is:• President: Vicki A. Darnell, Ephraim McDowell Health• Vice-president: Paige Stevens, Danville schools• Treasurer: Don Linville, Danville Office Equipment• Secretary: MaryBeth Touchstone, Community Arts Center• Past-president: Carol Senn, Carol’s Bridal Boutique“Our downtown tells us who we are, who we were, and how the past has shaped us,” said Darnell, who has served on the HOD Board for four years.“We do not go to the suburbs or enclosed shopping malls to learn about our past, explore our culture, or discover our future. Downtown comprises the places of our shared memory, where people still come together to live, work and play. The Heart of Danville goal is to strengthen the downtown district and promote economic development in the context of historic preservation, thus assuring a vibrant future for downtown Danville for generations to come.”Heart of Danville Executive Director Julie Wagner said, “I am excited to work with Vicki, who will bring many new ideas to the program. Vicki has already pledged to explore ways to take the Heart of Danville to the next level by studying best practices across the country. The Heart will certainly excel under her leadership.”Since 1980, the National Main Street Center has been working with communities across the nation to revitalize their historic or traditional commercial areas. Based in historic preservation, the Main Street approach was developed to save historic commercial architecture and the fabric of American communities’ built environment, but has become a powerful economic development tool as well. Main Street programs are designed to improve all aspects of the downtown or central business district, producing both tangible and intangible benefitsThe Heart of Danville and National Main Street approach consists of four points:• Design• Organization• Promotion• Economic Restructuring
Farmers National Bank announces promotion
William Gooch has been named senior vice president, chief financial officer at Farmers National Bank. He is a graduate of Centre College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Gooch has worked for Farmers National Bank for more than 15 years, working in various areas of the operations and technology departments. He has served as the organization’s chief information officer since 2003.Gooch and his family live in Stanford, where he is very involved with church and community activities.Farmers National Bank, a community owned bank since 1879, has banking facilities in Burgin, Danville, Harrodsburg, Junction City, Perryville, Stanford and Lancaster.