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  • Indoor firing range opens next week at Kentucky Gun Co.

    Patrick Hayden is taking aim at a new niche market for his Kentucky Gun Co.

    On Saturday, the big retailer will host an open house for its state-of-the-art indoor firing range, which opens for use on Monday.

    The range will have eight, 25-yard lanes, bright LED lighting, more precise control of target distances, and will be able to accommodate rifles as well as pistols, and ammunition as large as .30 caliber.

    “The range is capable of handling just about anything,” Hayden said.

  • Your Community Bank presents gift for HMH therapeutic playground

    At a Hardin County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Your Community Bank presented a $50,000 gift to the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation to fund the construction of a 1,500 square-foot indoor pediatric therapeutic playground.

    The playground will be part of the 3,700 square-foot expansion of the HMH Therapy and Sports Medicine Center, near Ring and Rineyville roads in Elizabethtown.

  • KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates adds nurse practitioner

    Heather Hamilton Hardy, MSN, APRN, has joined KentuckyOne Health Orthopedic Associates, at 875 Pennsylvania Ave. in Bardstown, where she will practice with Mark Duber, MD.

    Hardy, a family nurse practitioner certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, comes to KentuckyOne with 10 years of direct patient care experience and a diverse background in emergency medicine, critical care and family practice.

  • Kentucky official: ‘It’s an employee’s market now’

    GRACE SCHNEIDER
    The Courier-Journal

    Young professionals and skilled workers who ventured into the labor market eight years ago faced an uphill battle in finding a job as the country sank into recession.

    Payrolls in every economic sector were slashed, in manufacturing plants, retail shops, even accounting offices and law firms between 2007 and 2010. But labor market and unemployment data released last week illuminated — once again — the dramatic reversal underway now in the workforce in Kentucky and across the nation.

  • Diabetes & Nutrition Management center opens
  • Gillis selected to Executive Council of National HR Association

    Larry Gillis has been selected to serve a three-year term on the executive council of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). IPMA-HR is the leading public sector human resource organization in the world, with more than 40 chapters in the United States and abroad. The executive council is a 14-member body that oversees the operations of the entire association.   Mr. Gillis’ first meeting will be in March in Washington, D.C.

  • Flaget receives CNOR Strong Designation

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, recently earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute (CCI).  

    The CNOR Strong designation is given to facilities having at least 50 percent of its operating room nursing staff CNOR certified, and provides programs that reward and recognize its certified nurses. 

  • Bark Bash to help rescue meet needs

    The upcoming Bark Bash event this month will not only be a fun night for those in the community, but also will help a local rescue keep animals safe and secure.

    “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Suzanne Bridwell, president of Barktown Rescue in Boston. The Bark Bash will help the local dog rescue meet its growing needs, including finishing a building-wide heat and air renovation. 
    Bridwell said that the rescue still needs about $40,000 to complete the renovation, and the Bash will help with that.

  • Flaget Memorial Hospital recognized as a Five Star Hospital

    Flaget Memorial Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, was recently designated as a Community Value Five Star Provider by Cleverley + Associates, a distinction the hospital also received in 2013.

    This acknowledgement recognizes the value a facility provides to the community by measuring financial viability, facility reinvestments, maintenance of a low-cost structure and high-quality patient care at reasonable prices.

    Flaget Memorial Hospital is part of a select group of hospitals that scored in the top 20 percentile among these performance areas.

  • Heaven Hill Brands earns industry recognition

    Heaven Hill Brands was recognized in September as Distiller of the Year in the Whisky Magazine “Icons of Whiskey – Americas” awards.

    Evan Williams Bourbon Experience was recognized as Visitors Attraction of the Year and Heaven Hill Whiskey Ambassador Bernie Lubbers was named American Whiskey Brand Ambassador of the Year.

    The awards, which are judged in three heats — America, Scotland and Rest of World — coincided with the company’s 80 year anniversary.