Business Briefcase: May 9, 2012

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By The Staff

2 new pathologists


join staff at APT


Associates in Pediatric Therapy in Shelbyville has added two new speech and language pathologists: Erin Moore and Lauren Comer.

Moore received her Bachelor of Science in speech pathology and audiology in 2006 and her Master of Arts in speech/language pathology in 2007 from Kent State University and has her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. She has completed professional development workshops in early intervention, early childhood speech and language development, childhood apraxia of speech, auditory processing disorders, autism spectrum disorders and oral-motor feeding disorders.

She and her husband, Kent and two dogs live in Louisville.

Comer received her Bachelor of Health Sciences in communication disorders in 2008 and Master of Science in speech-language pathology in 2010 from the University of Kentucky. She is Kentucky Board Certified and holds her CCC’s in the area of speech pathology with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She is also a member of the Kentucky Speech-Language and Hearing Association, holds a teaching certificate and has been trained in PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) and completed continuing education courses in receptive language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, literacy and using technology in therapy settings.

She resides in Simpsonville with her two dogs.


Jones joins Dimensions

LaToya Jones has joined Dimensions Salon and Spa as the newest hair stylist, specializing in healthy hair care. She previously worked at Fantastic Sam’s Shelbyville location. To reach her and schedule an appointment, call 633-4244. Jones lives in Shelbyville with her three children.


The Little Clinic earns certification

The Little Clinic, which has a facility at Kroger in Shelbyville, has earned reaccreditation by continuing to demonstrate compliance with the highest national standards for healthcare safety and quality of care. A wholly-owned subsidiary of The Kroger Co., The Little Clinic initially earned accreditation in 2009 and is only the second retail health-care provider to receive reaccreditation from The Joint Commission. The company is the third largest retail clinic operator with 80 locations in select Kroger, King Soopers and Fry’s stores in six states.


Baptists cut staff, reset future

The Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board this week embraced a plan that leaders say will enable more direct assistance to its 2,400 member churches to better prepare them to serve their communities and the world. Approval of the plan is the first step in the most significant reorganization of KBC Mission Board staff in memory, according to KBC President Adam Greenway.

Part of this was the announcement that 23 full-time and four part-time employees of the KBC Mission Board have accepted retirement or resignation incentive packages and will leave their jobs by June 30. Additionally, contracts for nine part-time ministry consultants will expire without renewal Aug. 31.
“The global economic downturn, and Kentucky Baptists’ desire to send more resources to the international mission field have prompted these decisions,” said Paul Chitwood, who began serving as executive director last July.
In addition to the sluggish economy, Chitwood cited dwindling support among the 2,400 Kentucky Baptist congregations for the Cooperative Program, a unified fund that Kentucky Baptists have used since 1925 to support missions and ministries in the commonwealth, North America and the world.
Between 2000 and 2011, the percentage of Kentucky Baptist churches’ undesignated receipts set aside to support missions through the Cooperative Program has dropped from 9.2 percent to 6.75 percent.

Following an executive session discussion on Monday afternoon, board members endorsed the plan during the meeting’s final session on Tuesday. There were five dissenting votes.
The strategy sharpens the focus of the KBC Mission Board staff into three areas of service: church consulting and revitalization, evangelism and church planting and missions mobilization.


Bulletin board

  • The Shelbyville Board of Realtors has rescheduled its May luncheon for 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dominion's Model Home in Cloverbrook Farms, 230 St. Regis Drive in Shelbyville. To make a reservation or for more information, E-mail 1sbr@bellsouth.netor call 502-321-2292.
  • Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in Simpsonville will have its annual industry council meeting and luncheon at 10:30 a.m.-noon on Thursday. Each employer/guest will be connected to a particular career tech trade classroom for 35 minutes.
  • Shelby County Chamber of Commerce will have its membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at pavilion at Gallrein Farms on Vigo Road. State Sen. Paul Hornback (R-Shelbyville) and state Rep. Brad Montell (R-Shelbyville) will be the guest speakers. Tickets are $20. For more information, visit www.shelbycountykychamber.comor by call 633-1636.
  • You can get ready for the job market by attending the Job Preparation Class at 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shelby County Extension Office. Learn about applications, resumes, cover letters, interview techniques and much more.  Call 633-4593 to reserve your spot in this free class.
  • A job fair will be held from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. May 21 at the Shelby County Extension Office.  Meet local employers, hear about and apply for jobs. This event is co-sponsored by the Goodwill Workforce Development. For more information, call 633-4593.


Bits & bytes:

  • Toyota announced that in August 2013 it will increase annual engine assembly capacity of 4-cylinder engines by more than 100,000 at its plant in Georgetown. The approximately $30 million project will create about 80 new jobs.  
  • KU officially launched its new Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program. This program will help KU residential electric customers haul away and properly recycle their inefficient, full-size refrigerators and  freezers working overtime to keep their cool. For more information, call our KU media line at 502-627-4999.
  • Average retail gasoline prices in Louisville have fallen 8.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.68 per gallon as of Sunday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.77, according to LouisvilleGasPrices.com.


The Kentucky Press News Service contributed to this report. The Sentinel-Newswelcomes Briefcase items. Information and photos may be E-mailed to sharonw@SentinelNews.com. The deadline is noon Wednesday.