■ The Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors has named Jim Broadwater as the 2012 Realtor of the Year.
According to LBAR, Broadwater has exhibited high principles of integrity and adherence to the Realtor code of ethics and furthered the principles of good real estate practice among brokers, agents and the general public.
LBAR has also named Kristy Gooch as the 2012 Good Neighbor award recipient. The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes Realtors who are improving the lives of others through volunteer work.
■ Angie's List, the nationwide consumer service review source, has awarded Counter Culture Plus of Lexington with its Super Service award for 2012 for stone counter tops.
Counter Culture Plus has been in business since 2006, specializing in natural stone counter tops including granite, marble, onyx and travertine, and quartz engineered stone. In addition, Counter Culture Plus displays Kentucky Proud custom cabinetry at its showroom and slab facility, 944 National Avenue.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo