Farmers Bank announces 1st qtr earnings
Farmers Capital Bank Corporation reported net income of $3.3 million for the first quarter ending March 31, an increase of $2.1 million or 164 percent compared to net income of $1.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2011.
John Horne II joins Dinsmore local office
John Horne II, former general counsel of the Energy and Environment Cabinet for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, has joined Dinsmore’s Frankfort office. He will practice as of counsel in the litigation department, focusing on regulatory and environmental matters.
As the general counsel for the Energy and Environment Cabinet, Horne served in the Department for Environmental Protection, working closely with the commissioner, division directors and secretary’s office on various programmatic and legal matters related to air, waste and water issues.
Prior to joining the cabinet, Horne served as an attorney for the Kentucky Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet. He earned his law degree and bachelor’s in political science from UK.
Kate Bellamy becomes funeral director
Kate Bellamy, 24, a Frankfort native, passed her Kentucky board exams and is now a licensed funeral director and embalmer at Ramsey Funeral Home in Lancaster, Ky. She is the daughter of Kim Erbeck and B.J. Bellamy of Frankfort.
Red Dot hosting tasting with master distiller
Red Dot Wine & Spirits, at 1139 U.S. 127 Century Plaza, is hosting a Woodford Reserve tasting with Master Distiller Chris Morris from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For more details, call 502-227-4001.
Hospital names doctor, nurse of the year
Frankfort Regional Medical Center recently announced Dr. Chad Ahn, a board certified otolaryngologist with Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists in Frankfort, as 2012 “Physician of the Year” and nurse Gina Purcell as 2012 “Nurse of the Year” at the hospital’s ninth annual “Nursing Year In Review” at the Frankfort Country Club.
Nurse Karen Wooldridge was named “Nursing Leader of the Year,” and nurse Lisa Scott was named “Nursing Rookie of the Year.”
The awards were developed in 2004 to recognize quality physicians and nurses who demonstrate collaboration, a drive for excellence, charity and passion for delivering care to patients. Both nursing and medical staff nominates and votes on each of the awards. The Nursing Leader of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards were added in 2009 to recognize a member of the nursing leadership team and a nurse fewer than two years into their nursing career.
“Dr. Ahn, Ms. Purcell, Ms. Wooldridge and Ms. Scott are caring professionals who have served the hospital and our community,” hospital CEO Chip Peal said. “We are fortunate to have them as a part of our team.”
Pictured from left are Ahn, Purcell, Wooldridge and Scott.