Allison Rains, MD, an emergency medicine physician who serves as the medical director of emergency services at Baptist Health Paducah, was recently appointed to a four-year term of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services by Gov. Matt Bevin. Rains, who will represent physicians who are routinely involved in the emergency care of ill or injured children, is employed by Team Health Emergency Medicine. The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services regulates EMS licenses and ensures all licensed and certified EMS workers in Kentucky practice within the state's code of conduct for emergency services.

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John Williams, Jr. has been promoted to private wealth financial advisor, the Nashville area complex of Wells Fargo advisors recently announced. This recognizes Williams' focus on the skills, products and services to address the needs of high net worth clients. Williams has been a part of the Wells Fargo advisors community for 21 years and has 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He holds degrees from Emory University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the College of Financial Planning. He is a Certified Private Wealth Advisor, Certified Financial Planner and Certified Investment Management Analyst professional. Williams leads the Williams & Roof Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo advisors based in Paducah.

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Kristen Fridy, PA-C, has joined Murray-Calloway County Hospital's Murray Orthopaedics. Fridy graduated from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor of science in health sciences and completed her master's of science in physician assistant studies from Bethel University in McKenzie, Tennessee. She has worked as a certified physician assistant since 2013 in various roles including Baptist Health of Paducah and Fast Pace Urgent Care Clinic.

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Laura R. Harper, Cadiz, vice president of Western Kentucky SMA, has been appointed to the Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs by Gov. Matt Bevin. She will serve a term expiring July 16, 2023.

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Twenty-two law enforcement dispatchers recently graduated from the Public Safety Dispatch Academy at the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training. Graduates included Auston C. Scutt (trainee of distinction), and Hillary Stephen, both of Paducah E-911.

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