A Shelbyville resident was recently named the 2009 Kentucky Business and Professional Women Young Careerist.
Elizabeth Nichols won the nomination by the Shelby County Business and Professional Women chapter and won the regional and state competitions. She was invited to give her speech at the national conference in St. Louis.
Mary Jo Newton, past president of Shelby County BPW, said Nichols is the second from the chapter to win the state contest, which is for young, upcoming women in a career. Tina Tipton won in 1972.