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Frankfort Regional Medical Center has partnered with Kosair Children’s Hospital and the University of Louisville for specialty pediatric care.

FRMC will receive additional support for pediatric care through its partnership with Kosair, one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals.

Subspecialists from Kosair and U of L’s Department of Pediatrics have started seeing patients in Frankfort on a rotating basis, according to the release. A number of pediatric subspecialties, like endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, orthopedics, urology and surgery, will be offered.

“We are excited about this partnership and look forward to continuing Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s commitment to excellence in pediatric care,” said hospital CEO Chip Peal. “Having subspecialists from Kosair Children’s Hospital here at Frankfort Regional means parents in our communities won’t have to travel far to experience the most advanced care and consultations.”

Kosair Children’s Outpatient Center in Frankfort is located at 279 King’s Daughters Drive, Suite 200, in the Frankfort Medical Pavilion next to the hospital.

“The goal of our partnership is to extend access to Kosair Children’s Hospital’s resources and pediatric specialty care throughout the region,” said Thomas D. Kmetz, president of Kosair Children’s Hospital. “By providing subspecialty services in Frankfort, it’s easier for local patients to have access to our special type of care that’s ‘just for kids.’”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 502-227-0901.


The Frankfort Chamber Lunch Mob kickoff will be Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at The Dragon Pub.

The goal of the Chamber Lunch Mob will be to encourage employers and employees to network at a local Chamber member restaurant over lunch.

“We all multi-task, and why not have a good time networking with friends and new business partners while having lunch,” Chamber Director Carmen Inman said.

The Dragon’s lunch special that day will be Cajun cream pasta with grilled chicken, salad, rolls and dessert.

“Our goal is to have The Dragon Pub full of area workers and networking going strong,” Inman said.

Chamber restaurants interested in getting on the lunch mob schedule can contact Suzy Hosley at 502-223-8261.


Mountjoy Chilton Medley, the largest accounting firm in Kentucky, and McCauley Nicolas CPAs & Advisors, the largest southern Indiana accounting firm in the Louisville metropolitan area, are merging.

The firm, which has an office in Frankfort, will retain the Mountjoy Chilton Medley name once the merger takes effect Oct. 1, according to a press release.

“This positions our firm perfectly to succeed and grow in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” said Mike Mountjoy, co-managing parter of Mounjoy Chilton Medley. “It expands our reach into new geographical areas and provides our clients with additional expertise and resources.”

Mountjoy Chilton Medley employs more than 110 certified public accountants and has offices in Frankfort, Lexington, Louisville, Cincinnati and Jeffersonville, Ind. McCauley Nicolas has 23 CPAs.



Dr. Georgia Heise, director of the Three Rivers District Health Department in Owenton, was recently elected as vice president of the National Association of County and City Health Officials.

She formally assumed those duties in July at the association’s annual meeting in Los Angeles, Calif. NACCHO represents the nation’s 2,700 local governmental health departments.

Heise served on NACCHO’s Board of Directors from 2010-2012, and will serve as vice president, president-elect, president and immediate past president for NACCHO over the course of the next four years.

At home in Three Rivers, Heise provides leadership addressing the public health needs of Carroll, Gallatin, Owen and Pendleton counties.



The grand opening of the Jim Beam American Stillhouse is Wednesday, Oct. 3.

After nearly three years of construction, the multi-million dollar Jim Beam American Stillhouse will open its doors for the first time this fall, offering bourbon fans a wealth of new experiences.

Visitors will get a chance to experience the bourbon-making process firsthand and offered an up-close look at the craftsmanship that goes into creating authentic Kentucky bourbon – from filling a barrel to watching a finished bottle trail along the bottle line.

The Jim Beam Distillery is the first stop from Louisville on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which welcomes more than 350,000 visitors annually, according to the Kentucky Distillers’ Association. With the completion of the stillhouse, the distillery will be able to host more than 200,000 guests a year.

Seventh generation Beam Master Distiller Frederick Booker Noe III, Beam President and CEO Matt Shattock and Gov. Steve Beshear will be present for the grand opening.

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