■ Wiser Strategies, a Lexington-based business communications firm, has received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by The Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
The company also is nationally certified as a woman-owned small business.
To learn more about Wiser Strategies, visit Wiserstrategies.com or call (859) 887-0866.
■ University of Kentucky Press author Mary Hamilton's book Kentucky Folktales: Revealing Stories, Truths, and Outright Lies has received a 2013 Storytelling World Resource Award and the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award. Hamilton has been a professional storyteller since 1983.
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Compiled by Dorothea Wingo