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Firm Faith Watson has been named director of the Faculty Development Center at Murray State University. Watson's faculty development experience includes serving as the instructional designer in the University Center for Excellence in Teaching at Indiana University for over five years. Prior to that experience, she served over five years as an online course manager at Southern Illinois University, where she taught online courses and trained course managers. Watson has a bachelor's degree in administrative management from the University of Technology, Jamaica, and a master's degree in education with an emphasis on workforce education and development, and a doctor of philosophy in curriculum and instruction, both from SIU.

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Carol Grigsby-Smith, behavioral health consultant, has joined Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates in the office of Mercy Primary Care-Benton and Mercy Primary Care-Marshall County. She completed her undergraduate degree and master of social work from Austin Peay State University. She also holds a behavioral health and primary care integration certificate from the University of Michigan. She is a certified social worker, licensed in Kentucky. Grigsby-Smith comes to Lourdes from Mountain Comprehensive Care in Princeton and Cumberland Hall Hospital where she provided group therapy for active duty soldiers.

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Thirteen local firms recently received 2016 Chapter Safety Awards from the AGC of Western Kentucky. Two companies, Triangle Enterprises and Beltline Electric, both of Paducah, were recognized for achieving 250,000-plus hours without a lost-time incident. Companies recognized for achieving a zero lost-time incident rate with the highest man-hours within their division groups included: Travis Construction, Calvert City, Pinnacle, Inc., Benton, and Artisan Contractors, Mayfield, general contractor division; Premier Fire & Security, Paducah, Thornton Heating & Air, Murray, IMAC Environmental, Calvert City, and Parker Excavating, New Concord, specialty contractor division; Commercial Door & Hardware, Paducah, Midsouth Rentals, Hopkinsville, and Buzzi Unicem USA, Paducah, service provider division; and Espie Construction, Kuttawa, residential division.

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Paducah & Louisville Railway, Inc. and its affiliate companies, Evansville Western Railway, Inc. and Appalachian and Ohio Railroad, Inc., announce the appointment of several changes to its management team:

â ¢ Tim Wyatt has been named vice president, transportation and labor. He will be responsible for all transportation department operations, dispatching, customer service and labor relations. Wyatt has been in the railroad industry since 1984 and with P&L since 2003. He has served P&L in several capacities, including general locomotive foreman, senior trainmaster, chief dispatcher and transportation superintendent. Wyatt has a B.S. in business administration from Mid-Continent University.

â ¢ Kevin McEwan has been named vice president, marketing and sales. McEwan will be responsible for all marketing, sales, pricing and industrial development. He began his career with P&L in 2006 as manager, revenue analysis. He joined the marketing department in 2012 as director. He is a graduate of Murray State University with a B.S. in business administration and a Masters of Business Administration.

â ¢ Chris Reck is named assistant vice president, sales and industrial development. Reck will be responsible for all outside sales and industrial development. He joined P&L in 2007 and has served as a conductor, trainmaster and marketing director. Reck is a graduate of Murray State University with a B.A. in business administration.

â ¢ Tasha Headrick and Brian Wyatt have joined the marketing department as marketing analysts and will be responsible for establishing rates and tariffs for certain commodities, market analysis and transportation contract administration.

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Martin Rains, MD, has joined Baptist Health Medical Group Heart Group. Rains returns to Paducah after nearly 14 years of medical training at the University of Kentucky. Board certified in internal medicine, general cardiology and interventional cardiology, he has completed advanced training in cardiology, including structural heart disease and peripheral vascular interventions. A Paducah Tilghman graduate, Rains graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown College before earning a medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2007. He went on to complete a four-year residency in internal medicine and pediatrics, serving as chief resident, then served as clinical instructor and chief resident in the internal medicine program for an additional year. Rains completed a general cardiology fellowship in 2015, serving as chief fellow, and an interventional cardiology fellowship in 2017. He is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association and the Kentucky Medical Association.

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