Business briefs, Sept. 6

Published 8:13 am Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Gladys Project announces new director

The Gladys Project, an early childhood literacy and kindergarten preparedness program, is pleased to announce Jessika Turner as the new Executive Director. Turner received her bachelor’s degree at Eastern Kentucky University. During her time at EKU she was a participant in the Honors Program, Pi Beta Phi Sorority, and an officer in the Kentucky Association of Residence Hall. During summers, she worked as a camp counselor at the YMCA and as an orientation leader for EKU.  

After graduation, Turner joined AmeriCorps as a VISTA (Volunteer in Service To America) in Anderson, Indiana. She is currently pursuing her MaED in School Counseling at the University of Louisville. She is also a member of Southland Christian Church.

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Turner is deeply passionate about working with the community and families toward improving children’s literacy and learning. Her favorite quote is by Dr. Seuss — “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”  

The Gladys Project is a Heart of Kentucky United Way Partner. The Gladys Project believes that the most important task of any community is to prepare its children to be successful in school and in life. By giving our children the tools they need to build successful lives, we are building successful communities.  

If you would like more information or would like to become a volunteer, please contact us at, or Facebook or call (859) 209-1618.

CKCS Properties & Storage adds U-Haul service

LANCASTER — U-Haul Company of Kentucky is pleased to announce that CKCS Properties & Storage has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Lancaster community.

CKCS Properties & Storage at 5521 Lexington Road will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, moving supplies and in-store pick-up for boxes.

U-Haul Truck Share 24/7 is now available at all U-Haul locations, enabling customers to access trucks and vans every hour of every day through the self-pick-up and self-return options on their account. An internet-connected mobile device with camera and GPS features is needed to take advantage of self-service.

Normal business hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and on-call Sunday. After-hours drop-off is available for customer convenience. Reserve U-Haul products at this dealer location by calling (606) 879-0673 or visiting today.

Allen appointed to Kentucky Military History Museum Committee

Gov. Mat Bevin has appointed Connie Allen, an engineer from Harrodsburg, to represent the Kentucky Historical Society on the Kentucky Military History Museum Committee to serve for a term expiring December 31, 2019. 

The Kentucky Military History Museum Committee consists of 12 gubernatorial appointees. The Committee establishes policies and procedures for operation of the Kentucky Military History Museum in Frankfort.

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center nurse recognized for extraordinary service

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center (EMRMC) is pleased to recognize and honor one of its nurses for her extraordinary patient care. Jennifer Hammons, RN, a nurse in the Labor and Delivery Unit, was one of many nurses nominated for the DAISY Award. A resident of Mercer County, Jennifer has been caring for patients at EMRMC for over five years.

She was nominated by a patient and the patient’s husband.  The patient said, “While I was hospitalized for my labor and delivery, Jennifer was the most respectful, understanding, and wonderful nurse/person my family and I could ever encounter. She always made sure we were comfortable, had linens, interacted with family to make sure they were OK, always checking in to see if I felt OK. There’s nothing she didn’t go above and beyond for. Mrs. Hammons is definitely a nurse that cannot be described in just a few words. Her loyalty to patients along with respect, courtesy, and compassion is definitely what every nurse should demonstrate. Mrs. Hammons truly made me and my family feel at ease and very well appreciated. We all loved her.  She is definitely a nurse and all in all, a wonderful person.”

Ephraim McDowell is proud to recognize nurses with the DAISY Award, a national program that honors the compassionate care and clinical excellence that nurses bring to their patients every day.  Nomination forms for the DAISY Award are available at various locations throughout EMRMC and Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital.