■ Pedal Power Bike Shop has been named a Top 100 Bicycle Retailer for 2012 by Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. The shop, which has been in business nearly 40 years, was nominated by industry suppliers and distributors. The criteria was operational excellence, professionalism, sales, community involvement and customer service. Pedal Power is at 401 South Upper Street. Phone: (859) 255-6408. Web site: Pedalpowerbikeshop.com.
■ Rich Mains and Marc Matthews have been given the Eldridge W. Roark Jr. Meritorious Service Award by Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society for college students. The award is granted in recognition of their service to the society.
Mains, an attorney at Stoll Keenon Ogden, has served as national counsel for Omicron Delta Kappa, or ODK, from 2004 to 2010.
Matthews served on the ODK board of directors as the national treasurer from 2003 to 2010. He now serves as the vice president of finance for Transylvania University.
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John Herbst and Jack Morgan both have been given the Cheryl M. Hogle Distinguished Service Award. Herbst served ODK as a regional director from 2006 to 2010 and has been a long-serving faculty secretary at the University of Kentucky since 1990. He served as parliamentarian of the 2006, 2008 and 2010 ODK national conventions and was the national convention chair in 2002. He currently serves on the ODK National Advisory Council and as the director of the student center at the University of Kentucky.
Morgan is executive director emeritus of ODK, serving in this role from 1996 until his retirement in 2009. He was the chair of the 1996 national convention and helped build the national office to the stature it has today.
ODK was founded in Lexington, Va., 1914. Its national headquarters was in Lexington, Ky., until 2010, when it moved to Lexington, Va.
■ For the second year in a row, Central Baptist Hospital has been named one of the nation's top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The hospital has been recognized for outstanding evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.
Central Baptist is the only hospital in Lexington and one of only five in Kentucky recognized in all four categories. Overall, 620 hospitals throughout the country were recognized as top performers.
In addition to being included in The Joint Commission's "Improving America's Hospitals" annual report, Central Baptist is recognized on The Joint Commission's Web site, Jointcommission.org, and on The Joint Commission's Quality Check Web site, Qualitycheck.org.
■ Jared Forte, Lextran's assistant general manager, has been recognized as one of Mass Transit Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. Honorees were nominated by their peers and judged on criteria that included job commitment, industry involvement and contribution, achievement in his or her position and innovation in his or her field.
Forte has been assistant general manager at Lextran since 2007. He has written grant applications that have secured more than $10 million in federal funding for construction projects, three new trolley vehicles and electronic fare collection equipment.His profile may be found at Masstransitmag.com/article/10730300/jared-a-forte
■ For the third consecutive year and the fourth time in six years, Four Roses Distillery has been named Whisky Distiller of the Year — America by Whisky Magazine.
In April, Four Roses will compete as American Distiller of the Year against winners of the equivalent award in Scotland and other countries.
Established in 1888, Four Roses will celebrate its 125th anniversary next year.
■ Two Wyatt, Tarrant and Combs partners in Lexington have been named by Best Lawyers as "Lawyers of the Year" for 2013 within their specialty practice areas in their metropolitan area. Mary L. Fullington has been named Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law Lawyer of the Year and Karen J. Greenwell has been named Mining Law Lawyer of the Year.
■ The Living Arts & Science Center is the only Kentucky organization to receive funding from the Chase Community Giving Challenge.
More than 7,000 national non-profits competed for $5 million in funding, which was divided among the groups based on their rank in a national online voting competition. LASC received $10,000 and finished in 152nd place with 1,435 votes.
LASC plans to allocate the $10,000 gift to its $5 million Imagine This capital campaign. The center plans to renovate its current building and expand into a second building on its 1.5 acres at Fourth Street and Martin Luther King Boulevard.
■ Lexington Clinic's Richmond Regional Oncology Center and Southeastern Kentucky Cancer Center have earned a three-year term of accreditation in radiation oncology as the result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. With these accreditations, all three Lexington Clinic Cancer Centers, including the John D. Cronin Cancer Center, are ACR accredited.
For more information about the Richmond Regional Oncology Center or the Southeastern Kentucky Cancer Center, call (859) 258-4362.
compiled by dorothea wingo