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Teacher Jennings named businesswoman of the year

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By The Staff

The Business and Professional Women's organization of Shelbyville has named a local educator as their Woman of the Year.

The local BPW has also recently recognized three other women for their achievements in the business world.

Ernestine Jennings, who teaches English in Shelby County Public Schools, received the woman of the year award earlier this month for her years of service in the public school system.

Along with her work in the school system, Jennings is also a co-adviser for the National Honor Society and coordinator of Adopt-a-Child.

The BPW also gave the Woman of Achievement award to Teresa Bottom, founder and Executive Director of LifeBridge for Animals in Shelbyville, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization.

A beautification award to acknowledge a business or organization that has made strides in making an area of Shelbyville more attractive was presented to Gail Reed of the Historical Society of Shelbyville.

A business equity award was presented to Lawren Just of Persimmon Ridge Golf Course for its progressive management style and sensitivity to issues affecting their employees.

The Shelbyville BPW has been an active organization in Shelby County since 1948. Meetings are scheduled on the second Monday of each month, with presentations from speakers dealing with situations women face in the workforce, in the community, and at home.

For information about membership, contact President Theresa Settle (502)891-8235 or Kathy Miracle (502)647-3551.