■ Laura Day DelCotto of DelCotto Law Group has been nominated as a Kentucky Fellow in the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, law faculty and legal scholars selected by their peers for demonstrating outstanding achievements in the legal profession. Selection as a fellow in the Foundation is limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers admitted to practice in each jurisdiction of the United States.
■ Leroy Dicks of Reliable Roadside Assistance of Lexington has received the American Towman ACE Award for achievement in service performance. ACE recipients rank in the top one percent of the towing industry's service providers. The ACE Award is presented by American Towman Magazine, a trade publication serving emergency road service professionals.
■The American Journal of Nursing recognized Rooted in the Mountains, Reaching to the World: Stories of Nursing and Midwifery at Kentucky's Frontier School, 1939-1989, as a 2012 Book of the Year, representing the best in nursing publishing. The book, written by Frontier Nursing University faculty member Dr. Anne Z. Cockerham and Dr. Arlene W. Keeling of the University of Virginia, was awarded first place in the AJN's "Public Interest and Creative Works" category. The awards were announced in the January 2013 issue of the American Journal of Nursing.
Rooted in the Mountains, Reaching to the World recounts the stories of pioneering students who attended one of the first nurse-midwifery schools in America. It offers a glimpse into the first 50 years of the graduate school founded by nursing pioneer Mary Breckinridge.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo