Business awards: Week of Aug. 18

August 18, 2014 

Kentucky American Water representatives received the AWOP award from Russell Neal of the Kentucky Division of Water. Pictured, from left: David Shehee, water quality and environmental compliance superintendent; Keith Cartier, vice president of operations; Cheryl Norton, president; Russell Neal of the Kentucky Division of Water; and Kevin Kruchinski, production superintendent.

Kentucky American Water's Richmond Road Station water treatment plant in Lexington has been named 2013 Area-Wide Optimization Program's Turbidity Champion in the large utility category by Kentucky's Energy and Environment Cabinet. Turbidity refers to the cloudiness of water caused by large numbers of very small particles. Turbidity can interfere with the disinfection process in tap water treatment.

The voluntary program challenges treatment plants to reduce turbidity levels below those required by state and federal regulations and is designed as a mechanism to enhance public health protection of drinking water.

■ The following have been named winners of this year's LiveGreenLexington Games, a competition that challenges businesses to reduce their environmental impact by increasing recycling, reducing waste, conserving energy, improving water quality and educating others about environmental issues. Eighteen businesses competed in the games competition, which are in their fourth year, and these companies were named winners: 3M Ceradyne, first place; Dupree Catering and Events, second place; Good Foods, third place; Dupree Catering and Events, waste reduction category winner; Good Foods, energy conservation winner; Kentucky American Water, water stewardship category winner; Employment Solutions, education accolade; Bluegrass Technology Center, innovation accolade; Bullhorn, stewardship accolade. To learn more about the LiveGreenLexington Games or sign up for the 2015 Green Business Challenge, go to Bggreensource.org/.

Law enforcement officers from 15 agencies across the commonwealth have been recognized for completing the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training's Academy of Police Supervision, a three-week, 120-hour training program targeted for newly promoted sergeants or officers who are on their agency's promotion list to become sergeants.

APS graduates and their agencies are: Brian K. Allen, Harrodsburg Police Department; Michael N. Atkins, Hopkinsville Police Department; Jason B. Bruner, Georgetown Police Department; Ralph D. Charles, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office; Todd C. DeArmond, Hopkinsville Police Department; Bryan Frodge, Covington Police Department; Brian E. Gingerich, Jeffersontown Police Department; Sam Johnson, Laurel County Sheriff's Office; Christopher E. Keller, Henderson County Sheriff's Office; Michelle Klein, Louisville Metro Police Department; Daniel P. Lehman, Henderson Police Department; Richard A. Mehlbauer Jr., Murray State University Police Department; Zachary K. Middleton, Stanford Police Department; Brian M. Moore, Georgetown Police Department; Jeremy S. Mulligan, Owensboro Police Department; Michael A. Pope, University of Kentucky Police Department; Chris A. Scott, Scottsville Police Department; Matthew Thomerson, Louisville Metro Police Department; Justin A. Wietholter, Covington Police Department.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo

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