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Jason Riley, Graves County Schools transportation director, has been selected by the Kentucky Department of Education to serve on the 2018 school bus mechanical specification subcommittee. Riley is in his ninth year as Graves County's transportation director. Previously, he was a teacher for 10 years.

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Baptist Health Paducah has revamped its bariatric and weight loss management services, bringing in two new surgeons:

â ¢ Anthony Davis, MD, earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University in Hershey, Pa., and completed a general surgery residency at Western Reserve Care System in Youngstown, Ohio. Following a minimally invasive surgical fellowship in bariatrics at St. Raphael's Hospital in New Haven, Conn., he practiced bariatric surgery eight years prior to joining Baptist Health. Davis is a member of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery and the American College of Surgery.

â ¢ Stanley Hahn, MD, is a 25-year veteran of bariatric surgery. He earned his medical degree and completed a general surgery residency at the University of Iowa, where he trained with Dr. Edward E. Mason, considered the "grandfather of bariatric surgery" for inventing the gastric bypass in 1967 and the vertical banded gastroplasty in 1982. Hahn has performed more than 2,000 surgeries since he began his practice in 1992.

Baptist Health Weight Loss offers minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic gastric bypass, adjustable band and vertical sleeve surgical options, as well as medical weight loss options, based on an individual's need. There are free monthly information sessions and patient resources, including support groups, dietary consultations, pre- and post-operative education.

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Robyn Shapiro, owner of Rene' Advertising Specialties in Paducah, has joined Innovations Branding House as a branded product specialist, merging the two interests. Shapiro has owned Rene' Advertising, an organization her mother started in the mid-'90s providing branded promotional items to local businesses.

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