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Amy Terry has been named director of the case management department at Baptist Health Paducah. Terry has been a case manager at Baptist since 2011. Before coming to Baptist, she had nine years' hospital experience, including six as a medical-surgical floor nurse and three as a case manager. Terry has an associate degree in nursing from West Kentucky Community and Technical College and is pursuing a bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She also has completed Green Belt training for Lean Six Sigma.

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St. Mary Preschool has received certification as a Five Star rated center. Preschools are given a one to five star rating, with five being the highest level of achievement. The Kentucky All STARS Tiered Quality Rating is based on Kentucky's Early Childhood Standards and research-based indicators of quality. St. Mary's rating reflects a commitment to lower child-to-staff ratios, higher training credentials for staff, increased family engagement, and quality in curriculum. The rating is important for families as they seek the strongest possible preschool experience for their children. Research indicates that children who attend high quality early learning environments have better math, language and social skills. The rating system will provide a measuring stick for parents as they consider where their children should receive their educational start.

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Amy Roof, a financial advisor with the Williams, Meredith, Roof Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, has been named associate vice president-investments. Roof has been with Wells Fargo Advisors for five years and has five years' of experience in the financial services field. She has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Murray State University and a master's in financial planning from The College for Financial Planning.

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Seth Darnell has been promoted to assistant vice president at The Murray Bank. Darnell joined the bank as a part-time teller in June of 2011, was moved to full-time teller shortly thereafter, and was named head-teller of the Hazel office upon its opening in 2013. He has been serving as a consumer loan officer since 2016. Darnell is originally from Murray, and a graduate of Murray High School. He attended Murray State University, graduating summa cum laude with his BS in criminal justice.

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Kathy Crawford, APRN, FNP-BC, has joined Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Murray Medical Associates. She attended Murray State University, where she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing in 2003. She has over 14 years of nursing experience and has worked in various departments, including the emergency room and critical care unit. She completed her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification (APRN) from Chamberlain College of Nursing in 2016.

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Terry Bradley, vice president/treasury management officer, has been named senior vice president/director of commercial depository and treasury management services by the Paducah Bank board of directors. He joined Paducah Bank in April 2015. His 33-year career as a banking professional has included retail operations, trust, accounting and investment banking, deposit operations, treasury management, and regional treasury management sales. He earned the certified treasury professional designation in 2008.

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Valerie Smith has a new role at Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates as a nurse practitioner with Mercy-Lourdes Urgent Care. She previously has worked with Lourdes as a hospitalist and intensive care unit nurse. Smith is board certified with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a graduate of Graves County High School, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, and Vanderbilt University.

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Wells Fargo Advisors has designated John Williams Jr., manager director-investments, as a member of the firm's Premier Advisor Program, President's Council for 2016. The Premier Advisor designation is held by a select group of financial advisors within Wells Fargo Advisors as measured by business production, completion of educational components, and professionalism. Williams has been a financial advisor with Wells Fargo Advisors for 19 years and has 28 years' experience in the brokerage and banking industries. He holds the Certified Financial Planner and Certified Investment Management Analyst professional designations, among others. He holds degrees from Emory University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the College of Financial Planning. Williams leads the Williams, Meredith, Roof Wealth Management Team of Wells Fargo Advisors in Paducah.

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Dr. William R. Adams, a Paducah podiatrist, has been appointed to the State Board of Podiatry by Gov. Matt Bevin. The board consists of five gubernatorial appointees and regulates and controls the licensing and conduct of podiatrists. His term expires June 30, 2020.

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Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit recently received the "Rookie of the Year" award from its new managing company, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services. MCCH partnered with KHRS to add its resources, clinical expertise, information systems, ongoing training and best practices to its rehabilitation services. Over the past year, the department had a 41 percent increase in admissions and an average return home time of less than 12 days for approximately 82 percent of the unit's patients. The award was for Kindred's valley region which includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas and parts of Indiana.

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Amy West has been named employee of the quarter at The Murray Bank. West has worked at the bank for over 11 years and currently works in loan operations. The award, voted on by employees, is designed to recognize outstanding performance and support of the bank's mission.

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Tiffany Young, APRN, has joined Lourdes and Mercy Medical Associates in the office of Dr. Jonathan Couch, Mercy Neurosurgery. She completed her undergraduate degree at Spalding University and her master of science in nursing, family nurse practitioner at Indiana Wesleyan University. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Young comes to Lourdes from the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute in Lexington.

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Tim Farmer, CEO and owner of Systems Solutions, was recently named to Cisco's small midmarket partner advisory board. The partner advisory board is a group of Cisco partners. Cisco meets with advisory board members during their two-year term to discuss small business products, solutions, services, marketing tools, new initiatives and more. Farmer joined Systems Solutions in 1989 and purchased the company in 1992. He earned both his master's in business administration and his bachelor of science in finance from Murray State University. Cisco is a leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. Systems Solutions is a preferred local Cisco Premier partner and provides technology consulting services to clients in a variety of industries throughout the Southeast, as well as nationally.

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Kristen Rudolph Muhlner has been elected to the board of directors of Computer Services Inc. She will fill a vacant board seat and will stand for election as a CSI director for a three-year term at the company's annual shareholder meeting on June 29, 2017. With more than 20 years of experience in leading high-growth technology organizations, Muhlner has a diverse background in executive management, business operations, customer experience, product strategy and revenue generation. She also is a recognized leader in enterprise software and cloud technologies, having held key leadership positions with such companies as Sprinklr, newBrandAnalytics, RollStream, webMethods, Deloitte Consulting and Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting). CSI is a provider of end-to-end financial technology solutions to customers nationwide.

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Gibson Plumbing and Mechanical, Benton, has been named a recipient of the 2017 Best of HomeAdvisor Award. The award recognizes professionals who provides services to the home improvement and maintenance industries. Recipients are selected based on positive reviews earned in relation to quality of work practices, customer service and value. Gibson Plumbing and Mechanical joined the HomeAdvisor network in 2016.

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Financial services company Edward Jones has been ranked the No. 1 large company in the Best Places to Work in Kentucky 2017 by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Kentucky Society for Human Resource Management. Companies named to the list were divided into 31 large companies, 29 medium-sized companies and 40 small companies based on the number they employ in Kentucky. Rankings are based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees.

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francesca's, a new boutique in Kentucky Oaks Mall, will hold its grand opening May 13. The boutique will feature women's apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories, and gift items. The company operates over 670 boutiques and outlets in the U.S.

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Computer Services Inc. has been recognized among the best large companies to work for in Kentucky. The provider of end-to-end technology solutions, received the recognition as part of the Kentucky Society for Human Resources Management and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce's 2017 Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards. CSI employs approximately 1,100 nationwide and was honored in the large company category for the fifth consecutive year.

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Linda Norsworthy recently retired from 44 years working in various departments at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. She worked most recently as a cashier at MCCH.

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Ben Lawson has joined the sales team at Purchase Realty Group. He is a licensed real estate associate and a member of the Paducah Board of Realtors.

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Superior Care Home is celebrating National Nursing Home Week with the theme "The Spirit of America." The theme underscores the bond among staff, volunteers and residents that captures the American spirit, according to owners Helen Sims and Mike Sims. During this annual NNHW observance, Mayor Brandi Harless will present a proclamation recognizing the role of skilled nursing care centers in caring for America's seniors in Paducah and McCracken County. Daily activities are planned and Superior's residents will be preparing cancer care packages for patients of the Paducah Oncology Group. On Friday, the business will host a "Superior's Got Talent Show" in honor of the NNHW theme.

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