■ Dr. Stuart Brown, a Lexington veterinarian, was named a 2013 Friend of the University of Kentucky's Ag Equine Programs during its Equine Science and Management reception Sept. 3 at Spindletop Hall.
Brown specializes in equine reproduction with Hagyard Equine Medical Institute. He serves on the UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment's Equine Advisory Committee, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Advisory Committee and the Gluck Equine Research Foundation Board and has been an active advocate for UK's equine programs for many years.
For more information about UK's Ag Equine Programs, visit www.ca.uky.edu/equine.
■ Douglas McSwain, a partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, has been honored for 27 years of service as founder and long-standing chair of Kentucky's Joint Local Rules Commission, a body that maintains uniformity in federal court rules, enabling attorneys to practice with ease in both the Eastern and Western Districts of the commonwealth. Because few other multi-district states have such a body, Kentucky's Commission has served as a model for other federal courts around the nation.
After a 27-year tenure as chair, McSwain stepped down earlier this year and was honored in a ceremony at the U.S. federal courthouse in Louisville, receiving an Outstanding Service Award from current Chief Judges Karen Caldwell and Joseph McKinley of the Eastern and Western Districts. McSwain will be succeeded by Brian Haara of Louisville.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo