Paxton Media Group announced that Jamie Paxton has been named vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 30. He succeeds Richard Paxton who announced his intention to retire earlier this year. Jamie Paxton joined Paxton Media Group as controller of The Sun in 2007. He previously worked for Deloitte, a major US accounting firm. He became corporate controller in 2010. In addition to his duties as chief financial officer, Paxton also oversees PMG's newspaper operations in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and parts of Kentucky and Indiana. Paxton is a CPA and earned bachelor's and master's degrees in accounting from the University of Notre Dame.

Karen Turner was named to succeed Jamie Paxton as corporate controller. Turner joined PMG in 1988 as an accountant at The Sun. She has served as assistant corporate controller at PMG since 1995. Turner will have oversight over all accounting functions at PMG as the principal accounting officer. She earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Murray State University, as well as an MBA from Murray State University.

In addition, Meagen Hogancamp recently joined PMG as controller for the West Kentucky Media properties. These properties include WPSD Local 6 and The Sun as well as newspapers in Mayfield, Benton, Eddyville, Princeton and Metropolis, Illinois. She previously worked for Hilliard Lyons in Louisville as the manager of internal audit. Meagen is a CPA and has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Transylvania University, and a master's degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky.

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Marshall County Hospital Home Health has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs as a "premier performer" for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 5 percent of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. Marshall County Hospital Home Health is a home health partner of Marshall County Hospital and part of a joint venture partnership with LHC Group, a national provider of in-home healthcare services with 32,000 employees operating locations in 35 states and the District of Columbia. The 2018 award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the overall satisfaction score for more than 2,500 home health providers.

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Dr. Joshua Scearce has joined Murray-Calloway County Hospital and Murray Medical Associates. He graduated cum laude from Murray State University with a bachelor of science in biology and received his doctor of medicine degree at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He continued his education at Baptist Health Family Medicine where he is completing his third year as chief resident. He is a member of the Kentucky Medical Association, Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Computer Services, Inc., a provider of financial technology solutions, has been named by CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, to its 2019 Solution Provider 500 list. This annual list ranks the largest North American IT channel partner organizations by revenue, recognizing the highest performing technology integrators, strategic service providers and IT consultants.

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Bruce Watson has been named law enforcement supervisor for McCracken County Schools. Watson served 21 years as a police officer with the Paducah Police Department. He has been with McCracken County Schools for the last 19 years as a school resource officer. McCracken County Schools employ seven school resource officers (SRO) and one supervisor. Each SRO is a sworn police officer and a graduate of the Department of Criminal Justice police academy. These officers receive annual training through the DOCJT. McCracken County SROs cover every school in the county and are responsible for enforcing all local, state and federal laws. Larry Zacheretti, current SRO supervisor, is retiring this month after 13 years with McCracken County Schools.

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Brandy Mitchell, consumer banking manager for Regions Bank, have been promoted to market executive for the bank in Paducah and surrounding communities. As market executive, Mitchell will work with colleagues and community members to identify opportunities for the bank to make a meaningful difference through volunteer service, nonprofit support, delivering financial education and more. She will also continue serving as consumer banking manager throughout western Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee. Mitchell joined Regions in 2006 as a branch manager before being promoted to her consumer banking manager role in 2012. Prior to joining Regions, Mitchell was with Montgomery Bank in Missouri for three years.

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Rick Roberson, of Edward Jones in Paducah, recently achieved two honors from the financial services firm: the A.F. McKenzie award, for achievement in client relationships; and the Spirit of Caring award, which recognizes advisors who exemplify the values, culture and spirit of giving back. The McKenzie award is named after the man who developed the firm's training program during his 60 years with the company.

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