Business closings, openings and anniversaries: Week of Oct. 7

October 7, 2013 

Attendees on hand to celebrate of Hospice of the Bluegrass's 35th anniversary were: back row, from left, Senator Tom Buford, Adrian Mendiondo, George Wallace, John Smithhisler, Joan Crowe, Jack Cunningham, Gretchen Brown, Woodford Webb, Terri Fryman and Kay Ross; and front row, from left, Agnes Johnson, Diana Bozzuto, Billie May, Dr. John Cronin, Dr. Jacqueline Noonan and Sara Kaufmann.

Hospice of the Bluegrass marked 35 years of continuous service to patients and families with a celebration on Sept. 13 at the Signature Club. The BB&T Hospice Heroes: Celebrating 35 Years of Care included recognition of the first people and organizations to be designated as Hospice Heroes.

"The Heroes in this inaugural class were all instrumental in ensuring that hospice care is available to anyone in the community," said Gretchen Brown, Hospice president and CEO.

Those honored as Hospice Heroes include: Senator Tom Buford, Baptist Health Lexington, Dr. John Cronin, Joan Crowe, Jack Cunningham, Sara Combs Kaufmann (posthumously), Dr. Oscar Mendiondo, Dr. Jackie Noonan, St. Joseph Hospital and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky.

For 35 years, Hospice of the Bluegrass has provided quality end-of-life care and support for terminally ill patients in their homes, nursing facilities and at the Hospice Care Centers in Lexington and Hazard. Hospice of the Bluegrass never denies services because of an inability to pay. Support and bereavement services extend to family members, caregivers, and anyone in grief in the community. Hospice of the Bluegrass serves more than 900 patients daily in 32 central, southeastern and northern Kentucky counties.

■ On Thursday, Air Hydro Power will celebrate the grand opening of its new Lexington branch location at 973 Beasley Street. The new 16,000-square-foot facility has a vision lab, training room, hose and fitting warehouse and fabrication center. More than 20 vendors will display their newest technology and latest product offerings. The event is from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. with a pig roast lunch served from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Air Hydro Power is a distributor that supplies industrial equipment in the fields of hydraulics, pneumatics, hose and fittings and electrical automation. AHP has had a branch in Lexington for more than 30 years, and has eight locations throughout Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and Montgomery, Alabama.

Air Hydro Power is based in Louisville and is owned by Tom McGuire, Matt Ott and Dick Beaven. For additional information or to register to attend the grand opening, contact Sarah McGuire at (502) 292-4243 or smcguire@airhydropower.

Laura's Lean Beef has moved its headquarters to 1792 Alysheba Way. The space includes more than 7,400 square feet and contains a state-of-the-art kitchen, which is utilized for product development, sampling and recipe development. Laura's Lean Beef is a division of Meyer Natural Foods and believes in humanely raising cattle on a vegetarian diet of grasses and grains, without the use of antibiotics or hormones. For more information, go to

Lexington Theological Seminary has announced that it will move its campus to the Lexington Green Complex later this year. The seminary will be located at 230 Lexington Green Circle and will have more than 16,000 square feet of space, which will include classrooms, a library, administrative offices on the third floor, and fellowship and worship space on the fifth floor.

The new location is within four miles of the 63-year-old campus' former location at 631 South Limestone Street, which the University of Kentucky purchased June 28.

LTS President Charisse Gillett said, "This new space better equips us to be faithful to our mission to prepare leaders for the church. We honor our history, which we know that has included change over the nearly 150-year history of this Seminary. We are excited for the future of Lexington Theological Seminary and our work in the church as we begin to write the next chapter in our story. We are grateful for the continued support of our alumni and friends as we transition to our new campus home and continue the work of preparing leaders for the church."

A dedication and service of blessing for the Limestone campus is scheduled for Nov. 15 at 11:30 a.m. in the Sanders Chapel.

The seminary will relocate its administrative offices by Dec. 31. On-campus classes will move to the new facility after January. The library will be relocated by next August.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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