Missy Eckenberg recently joined the board of directors for Lifeline Recovery Center, a residential treatment program for substance abuse. With undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing from Murray State University, Eckengerg has worked in neurosurgery and oncology. Former positions include regional coordinator for the Kentucky Cancer Program, director of the Lourdes Hospital Foundation, and director of development for St. Thomas More Church. She currently works in property development. Other board members are: Darrell Orazine, co-chair; Shirley Orazine, secretary; Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, treasurer; the Rev. Dr. Bernice Belt; Dr. Jim Eickholz; Robert L. Hill; Kenny Hunt, Todd Trimble, LaVonna Willingham and Mike Zimmerman. Lifeline Recovery Center is a Christ-centered recovery program for those dealing with life-controlling addictions. Started in 2004 in Paducah, the program has served more than 945 people since 2013 with a 63% success rate of sobriety after one year.

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