Business briefcase: Oct. 30, 2009

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By The Staff

 New faces at Cornerstone

Cornerstone Christian Academy as announced several changes to its staff and faculty. C. Michael Davenport is the new chairman of the school’s Board of Directors, and David C. Ladner previously had been names its new headmaster. Sharla Whitt is the office and financial manager. Amy Jacobs is a new kindergarten teacher. Julie McDonald is the new computer teacher and athletic director. Jaclyn Anderson is a new third-grade teacher.


Update on natural gas prices

Natural gas prices during the 2009-2010 heating season will be discussed in a briefing today by the Public Service Commission. The briefing will be broadcast live at 10 a.m. http://psc.ky.gov. Price setting and forecast for the season will be among the agenda items.

Both LG&E and Atmos Energy have forecast significant drops in natural-gas prices this winter.

“We forecast that the annual cost of the natural gas we buy for our customers across the 12 states where we operate will be 10 percent to 12 percent less, on average, compared to our gas costs for the past year,” said Kevin Akers, president of Atmos Energy’s Kentucky Division.


Real estate organization names officers

Steve Hupman has been elected president for 2010 of the Kentucky/West Virginia Chapter 104 of the Institute of Real Estate Management. IREM Chapter 104, which serves Central and Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia, was recently awarded the Five Star Status and was formally recognized in Washington, DC. For more than seven decades, IREM has been the source for education, resources, information, and membership for real estate management professionals.