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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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Brad Knight, CFP, AAMS, Paducah, has joined Raymond James as a financial advisor and president of the newly formed Knight Wealth Advisors. Knight previously was a financial consultant at Hilliard Lyons. He is joined by fellow staff member and client service associate Jamie Smith. Knight has been in the financial services industry for 12 years. He holds a bachelor of science degree in business and an MBA from Murray State University.

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Chevene Duncan-Herring, Paducah, has been named diversity and inclusion director at West Kentucky Community and Technical College. Since joining WKCTC in 2012, Duncan-Herring has served as program facilitator of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant, through the U.S. Department of Labor in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education. Through the grant, Duncan-Herring worked closely with dislocated workers from Paducah and surrounding communities who enrolled at WKCTC. She has also been the director of the West Kentucky Identifying Needs Guiding Success (WINGS) and governor's minority student college preparation program, with duties including the creation and implementation of comprehensive cultural diverse program within the college and community with minority and underrepresented middle school students. Duncan-Herring holds a master's degree in education from Nashville's Trevecca Nazarene University and a bachelor's degree in counseling psychology from Rochester College in Michigan. She has also served as a success coach, education counselor and adjunct faculty member at WKCTC.

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Tim Durbin has been named managing director for U.S. Bank's private client group in Paducah. Durbin will be responsible for leading the trust department team in private banking, portfolio and relationship management. Durbin has 15 years experience in the financial industry, most recently as vice president of business development with Enterprise Trust Company, and spent 11 years prior with PNC Bank and PNC Wealth Management. He earned a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from St. Louis University with a major in psychology and minor in philosophy.

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Brad Haas has been promoted to commercial assistant relationship manager at U.S. Bank's downtown Paducah office. He will be responsible for working with new and existing commercial loans. Haas joined U.S. Bank in 2015 as a portfolio monitoring analyst in St. Louis. He earned a bachelor's degree in finance from St. Louis University.

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Beth Clements has been promoted to treasury management and payments consultant at U.S. Bank's Paducah downtown office. Clements will be responsible for developing and managing treasury management services in west Kentucky and southern Illinois. Clements joined U.S. Bank in 2015, most recently as a treasury management associate. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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Sarah Shelton, Paducah native and licensed clinical psychologist, has been re-elected to a second four-year term on the board of directors for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Washington. She is one of seven psychologists from across the nation who comprise the board. The national register distinguishes licensed clinical psychologists with specialized education and training in the provision of health services. Shelton holds a number of advanced degrees, including a master of science degree in clinical psychology from Murray State University, a doctorate in clinical health psychology from Spalding University, a master of public health from the Medical College of Georgia, and a post-doctoral master of science degree in psychopharmacology from Farleigh Dickinson University.

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Leanne Gibbs has been named employee of the quarter at The Murray Bank. Gibbs is a full-time teller at bank, and was recognized for her performance in all aspects of her job. The award is voted on by the bank's employees.

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Nathan Crawford, Salem, has been promoted to senior accountant for Kemper CPA Group, LLP, in Paducah. Before joining Kemper in 2015, he worked for York, Neel & Co. He has a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from Murray State University.

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Zac Rambo, Paducah, has been promoted to senior accountant for Kemper CPA Group, LLP in Paducah. He joined Kemper in 2014. He has a bachelor's degree and MBA from Murray State University.

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Sandy Miles, Murray State University faculty member and Hutchens Distinguished Professor of Management in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business, was recently selected to the international Human Resources Certification Institute board of directors. HRCI is regarded as the premier credentialing organization for the human resources profession. Miles has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a master's and doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

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Paducah native Clay Walker, CEO of NETWORKS Sullivan Partnership, of Blountville, Tennessee, has been recognized as a Top 50 Economic Developer by Consultant Connect, a consulting agency serving as a bridge between economic developers and site consultants. Recipients are nominated by colleagues in the economic development industry and site consultant community. Walker, the son of Keith and Judy Walker, Paducah, leads the economic development efforts of Sullivan County, Tennessee, and the marketing and recruitment for neighboring Hawkins County. He has 20 years of economic development experience, having worked at the community and regional levels as well as leading his own consulting firm. He is a graduate of Murray State University, Oklahoma University's Economic Development Institute, and is a certified economic developer.

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Dr. Robert Bressler, allergist, from Hopkinsville, will begin providing services on Tuesdays on March 7 at the Murray ENT office in the Murray-Calloway County Hospital's medical arts building. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Bressler is board certified and completed a fellowship in allergy, asthma and immunology at Baylor.

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