Jennifer Stubblefield, a business education teacher at Calloway County High School, has been named the Certiport Educator of the Year. Certiport is a provider of learning curriculum, practice tests, and performance-based IT certification exams that accelerate academic and career opportunities for learners. The award was announced recently at Certiport's 2019 annual educator conference. Stubblefield has taught business education for 26 years, specializing in Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications and business administration classes. She is an FBLA sponsor and serves as the Kentucky membership director for the National Business Education Association. In 2016 she was named as the state's Business Teacher of the Year and Regional FBLA Advisor of the Year. Most recently, Stubblefield was named as the 2018 Southern Business Education Teacher of the Year by her peers in eight states.

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Paducah Power System was presented with the Community Service Award during the recent American Public Power Association's (APPA) National Conference in Austin, Texas. The Community Service Award recognizes public power utilities for their "good neighbor" activities that demonstrate commitment to the local community. Paducah Power System hosts an annual "Christmas in the Park" event to promote and help the local community. This event extends for five weeks each winter and generates thousands of dollars and several tons of canned goods for four area social services agencies. Paducah Power System's annual event benefits local volunteers, schoolchildren, businesses, food pantries and others who receive donations.

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Daniel P. Murphy, Jr., a former member of the Paducah law firm McMurray & Livingston, was recently awarded the 2019 Nathaniel R. Harper Award during the Kentucky Bar Association's membership luncheon. The award recognizes individuals or organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to changing the face of the bar in Kentucky by promoting full and equal participation in the legal profession. Murphy currently serves as the University of Kentucky College of Law's assistant dean of community engagement and diversity. He is a 1998 graduate of the UK College of Law. He obtained his bachelor's degree in political science from UK in 1993, and received his J.D. from the UK College of Law in 1998.

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Heath Bowling, of Edward Jones in Paducah, recently won the firm's Jim Phillips award for success in building client relationships. He was one of 240 of the firm's more than 18,000 advisors to earn the award, named after the man who joined Edward Jones in 1986, opening an office in Waynesville, N.C.

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Kurt Sutton, an Edward Jones financial advisor since 2001, recently attended the Edward Jones Managing Partner's conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. The event honors the top two percent of the firm's more than 18,000 advisors. This marks the 12th year Sutton has been invited to attend.

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Mercy Health Lourdes Home Care Agency, the home health agency of Mercy Health - Lourdes Hospital, has been recognized for ranking in the nation's top 20 percent for patient satisfaction for the 2018 calendar year. Mercy's program was recognized as a "superior performer" by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP). Recognition is based on the national Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Home Health Care Survey. It is designed to measure the experiences of those receiving home health care from Medicare-certified home health agencies. Mercy Health Lourdes Home Care Agency provides services in both Kentucky and Illinois, serving a total of eight counties.

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Socially Present, a Paducah-based marketing agency, announces the promotion of Jennifer Gough to vice president of sales and marketing, and Amy Clevidence to vice president of operations. The two also join Jonas Neihoff and Jeff Harlan as agency partners. Gough joined Socially Present in 2015 after relocating to Paducah from Dallas, Texas. While in Dallas, she spent five years as an independent corporate distributor for high-end niche brands and Fortune 500 retailers to develop and execute strategic marketing plans for event-based activities. Her client roster included Sam's Club, Costco & several health and beauty brands. As a corporate partner, she worked throughout Dallas and Oklahoma to recruit, train, and develop additional independent distributors for her clients. Clevidence joined Socially Present in 2018. Throughout her career, she has worked in multiple facets of business operations including finance, personnel management, sales, and marketing. In her role, she oversees the work agency's production team ensuring timely project delivery and effective communication between the agency and its over 400 clients. She has also been instrumental in designing and executing the organization's operational foundation by building systems and process to automate the flow of information from a client's first contact through the delivery of projects.

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Alison Gregory has been named principal at Graves County High School. She has served as principal of Symsonia Elementary since 2013. Gregory was selected by the high school's site-based decision-making council June 14. She replaces Matthew Madding, who becomes the superintendent of the Graves County Schools July 1. Gregory earned both bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Western Kentucky University. She began her career teaching at Hendersonville High School before working as a career and technical education teacher at John Hardin High School in Hardin County. She went on to work as an assistant principal at North Hardin and Graves County high schools, Murray and Graves County middle schools.

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Thomas Warren, nuclear medicine technologist, has retired from the radiology department at Murray-Calloway county Hospital after 23 years of service.

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Dr. John Yezerski, orthopaedic surgeon, will retire from Murray Orthopaedics at Murray-Calloway County Hospital July 31. He received his undergraduate in biology at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. After graduating, he entered the Army where he received a master's in physical therapy from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He served as a physical therapist in the Army and rose to the rank of captain in the Medical Corps. He attended Medical School at the University of Louisville where he completed specialized training in hand surgery at the Kleinert Kutz Louisville Hand Associates. He began his orthopaedic practice at Murray-Calloway County Hospital in 1987 and will complete 32 years of service to our community. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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