■ Barbara Edelman, a partner in Dinsmore's Lexington office, has received the Henry T. Duncan Award from the Fayette County Bar Association.
This award is the association's highest honor and recognizes a member of the bar whose integrity, leadership and professional conduct exemplifies the highest ethical and professional standards that benefit the community.
In her practice Edelman focuses on commercial litigation and many types of business disputes.
She previously served as an assistant United States attorney and as an assistant attorney general for Kentucky. Edelman earned her J.D. and B.B.A. from the University of Kentucky.
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■ Pretty in Pink has been named one of Home Accents Today's 50 Retail Stars for 2012 by editors of the trade magazine for the home accents industry. Founded in 2009, the store at 175 North Main Street in Versailles is owned by Maria Bohanan and Donna Carroll.
The businesses selected for the magazine's Retail Stars list have demonstrated that they operate successfully in their marketing areas, exhibit strength in merchandising, display and/or advertising, and have a positive presence in their local communities.
Home Accents Today editors focused on independent and family-run retailers, specifically those considered specialty, home accent or home furnishings stores.
The list, now in its eighth year, was compiled and narrowed down by research analysts and editors of the publication. A business may be named to the list only one time, resulting in 50 first-time honorees each year.
Only one other Kentucky business made the Top 50, Gracious Me! in Hopkinsville.
The 50 Retail Stars list, sponsored by AmericasMart Atlanta, is published in the May 2012 issue of Home Accents Today.
The 25-year-old publication, based in Greensboro, N.C., is owned by Sandow Media.
■ Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky has received multiple awards from the Kentucky committee of Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
"Our Kentucky ESGR committee is proud of the support that companies in the commonwealth give to our young servicemen and women," said Robert S. Silverthorn Jr., Kentucky ESGR chair. "However, it is a unique honor for a company to receive multiple awards. Toyota has shown its leadership in supporting our Guard and Reserve troops in many ways, from its scheduling of service members' time at work so that it does not conflict with military duties to its pledge to hire these men and women."
TMMK was presented with ESGR's Pro Patria and Seven Seals awards.
In addition, TMMK President Wil James was surprised with an ESGR Patriot Award.
The Pro Patria Award is presented annually to one small, one large and one public sector employer in the commonwealth that has provided the most exceptional support of national defense through leadership practices and personnel policies that support its employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.
The Seven Seals Award, which depicts the heraldry seals of the seven military services, is given at the discretion of the Kentucky state chairman to honor a wide array of support for service members from all seven Reserve components and is the only ESGR award that bridges both the employer and volunteer recognition programs.
The Patriot Award was created by ESGR to recognize individuals who provide outstanding patriotic support and cooperation to their employees, who like the citizen warriors before them, have answered their nation's call to serve.
James was nominated for the Patriot Award by TMMK employee Kentucky Army National Guard Capt. Tim Mitchell, who serves with the Kentucky Joint Forces Headquarters in Frankfort.
ESGR also presented TMMK with an ESGR flag to fly at its Georgetown facilities.
TMMK employees who are military veterans flew the flag at the close of the awards ceremony.
■ The Thoroughbred chapter of the Public Relations Society of America has named University of Kentucky women's head basketball coach Matthew Mitchell as it Communicator of the Year for 2012.
■ The U.S. Green Building Council has awarded Gold LEED certification to Centre College for its addition to Young Hall, the college's state-of-the-art science facility.
The $20 million project features a 40,000-square-foot addition and is the third building on the Danville campus to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and the second building at the Gold level.
■ Total Quality Logistics has been recognized as a National Top Workplace based on employee feedback from 805 companies and more than half a million employees. The TQL office in Lexington is at 2716 Old Rosebud Road and has 35 employees.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo