Ephraim McDowell nurses earn certification
Jessica Arth, R.N. and Sherry Brown, R.N., who work in Surgical Services at Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center, have earned Certified Nurse Operating Room certification.
The CNOR certification indicates the nurse has achieved a specialized level of practice in providing perioperative care. Perioperative nurses work as part of the interdisciplinary surgical team to provide appropriate and safe patient care.
Arth lives in Danville with her husband, Loren, and Brown lives in Harrodsburg with her husband, Mike. Both have been employed at Ephraim McDowell since 2007.
Stuart Powell Ford, community collaborate for humane society
Ford Motor Company and its dealers have launched a new program called Drive 4 UR Community, which is designed to help raise much needed funding for local community groups and nonprofit organizations. Drive 4 UR Community is very similar in concept to Ford’s successful Drive 4 UR School initiative, which has raised more than $12 million for local schools since its inception in 2007.
The event will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln-Mazda, 225 South Danville By-Pass. The dealership is bringing Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR Community program to the Danville area in an effort to raise up to $6,000 for Danville-Boyle County Humane Society. For every person who takes the wheel and test-drives a new Ford vehicle Saturday, Stuart Powell and Ford Motor Company will donate $20 to Danville-Boyle County Humane Society.
The funds will go towards a much needed facility expansion, helping many animals in the local area.
“We know funding for community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available,” said Patti Powell, vice-president at Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln-Mazda. “We’re excited to raise money for Danville-Boyle County Humane Society.”
The event will feature many vehicles from Ford’s impressive line-up.
“Whether you are looking to test out our larger vehicles, like the Explorer or F-150, or are more interested in a smaller sedan, like the Focus, we will be able to put you behind the wheel of your favorite Ford vehicle,” said Powell.
Humane Society volunteers will greet, register test-drivers and ride with drivers on their test drives. Dealership staff will be available upon request to assist with all Ford vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive.
Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per address. All test-drives, including registration and survey, will last approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Dueling pundits to speak at chamber luncheon
The Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a public policy luncheon, sponsored by AT&T, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Danville Country Club.
Speakers will be John David Dyche and Al Cross. Tickets are $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. For more information, call (859) 236-2361.
About the speakers
Al Cross: Al Cross is director of the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues, based at the University of Kentucky, and an assistant professor in UK’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications. He reported for The Courier-Journal for 26 years, the last 15½ as chief political writer, and continues to write a twice-monthly political column for the Louisville newspaper.
His awards include a share of the Pulitzer Prize won by The C-J’s staff for general news reporting in 1989, for coverage of the nation’s deadliest bus and drunk-driving crash. He is a longtime panelist on Kentucky Educational Television’s “Comment on Kentucky” and has been a contributor to several books on Kentucky and politics.
John David Dyche: John David Dyche is a native of London. He graduated with distinction from Centre College and without distinction from Harvard Law School. He practices law in the Louisville firm Fultz Maddox Hovious & Dickens PLC.