Business briefcase: June 13, 2014

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Easley recognized as Equine

Veterinary Dental Specialist


Shelbyville veterinarian Jack Easley has been awarded Diplomte status by the Equine Veterinary Dental Specialists. He is one of only 12 in the United States.

Equine dentistry was just recently recognized as a specialty by the American Board of Veterinary Specialists.

Based on his 30 years of experience in equine dentistry, Easley was asked to join the Specialty Organizing Committee to investigate the establishment of a veterinary specialty in equine dentistry.

In September, the committee members were administered a certifying exam, with the passing members earning recognition as Founding Diplomates.

Easley is a long time Shelbyville resident that owns an all-services equine veterinary practice.  He devotes a major part of his practice to routine dentistry, specialized dental and maxillofacial care, and surgery involving the teeth and oral cavity.  He has lectured on and promoted equine veterinary dentistry throughout the world.  He has written numerous articles for professional as well as lay journals, textbooks, and periodicals.  He is the co-editor and major contributor to the textbook Equine Dentistry (now in 

it’s 3rd edition) published by Elsevier.


Shelbyville Physical Therapy

celebrates 20th anniversary

Shelbyville Physical Therapy and Spine Care Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours on June 17. Sheri LeCompte opened her business on June 1, 1994, and since built her office at the current location of 72 Mack Walters Road. Currently she employs four regular staff members as well as herself and a couple of PRN's. The office is open Monday through Fridays with evening hours available to accommodate work hours of the patients.


Toyota recall reaches 2.7 million

Toyota Motor Corp. has added 650,000 vehicles made in Japan to its list of recalled cars and trucks for problems with front passenger air bag inflators, which was announced last year. The company announced Wednesday that it was “renotifying” owners of some vehicles that were involved the 2013 recall. The company has found that air bags could work abnormally and possibly cause fires in the case of a crash.

The recall involves about 20 Toyota models, including some U.S. made Corolla compacts and Tundra trucks made in 2003-04 and some Lexus SC 430 coupes made in 2002-04.



Eastern Kentucky jobs agency receives grant

Gov. Steve Beshear Wednesday congratulated the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) on its award of $7.5 million in federal funds to continue the agency’s efforts to support families impacted by layoffs in the region’s coal industry.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the additional National Emergency Grant award to EKCEP to continue its Hiring Our Miners Everyday initiative, which provides re-employment services to out-of-work miners and their spouses.

The effort mirrors goals of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region initiative, which Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers launched in December.

“We are committed to our citizens in eastern Kentucky as we work together to build a more diverse economy in the region,” Beshear said in a state news release. “I applaud EKCEP for the work they are doing on the front line to improve career opportunities through education and job training for our out-of-work miners.”


Bulletin board

  • REP Rents will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for its new location, 429 Haven Hill Road, Shelbyville, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on today.
  • The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have a Business After Hours event on 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Shelbyville Physical Therapy & Spine Care. For more information, contact the chamber at 502-633-1636.


Bits & bytes:

  • Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have risen 2.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.85 per gallon as of Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 644 gas outlets in Louisville. This compares with the national average that has fallen .9 cents per gallon the past week to $3.63 per gallon. Including the change in gas prices in Louisville during the past week, prices Sunday were 9.4 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are 3.5 cents per gallon higher than a month ago. The national average has decreased .3 cents per gallon in the last month and stands .4 cents per gallon higher than this day one year ago.


Briefcase is compiled from press releases and other information submitted to The Sentinel-News. The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report. Information and photos may be E-mailed to sharonw@SentinelNews.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.