› Inside Out Design of Frankfort was one of two winners of the Community Stewardship Award in the Small Green Industry Service Provider category from Planet, the national landscape industry association.
Inside Out Design, a turnkey landscape and hard-scape design and installation firm, was chosen because of its commitment to volunteerism and community service.
› Eileen Recktenwald, Kentucky Association of Sexual Assault Programs director, received the fifth annual Gail Burns-Smith Award at the National Sexual Assault Conference in Pittsburgh.
Under Recktenwald’s guidance, Kentucky established the State Prevention Team that created a statewide sexual violence plan. When the Prison Rape/ Elimination Act passed in Kentucky, Recktenwald served on committees, testified in front of legislators, provided extensive trainings on sexual assault in prisons, and convinced 13 of the state’s rape crisis centers that working with inmates who have been victimized — many of whom also were convicted sex offenders — was important.
COMPILED BY DOROTHEA WINGO