■ Barb Curtis has been named the 2014 Realtor of the Year by the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors. The Realtor of the Year award is designed to give recognition to Realtors who have served not only their profession, but also their communities. Missy Ward has been recognized by LBAR with the 2014 Good Neighbor award. The Good Neighbor Award program recognizes Realtors who are improving the lives of others through their volunteer work.
■ Stites & Harbison's blog, Trademarkology, has been voted as the No. 1 blog in the category of Intellectual Property in the ABA Journal's eighth annual "Blawg 100" for 2014. Additionally, Trademarkology was listed as the No. 2 blog among the "Top 12 Awesome Law Blogs of 2014" by the legal news website Above the Law.
Trademarkology was created in November of 2013 with the goal of providing readers with insight and guidance regarding selecting a brand name or logo and protecting it with a federally registered trademark. For more information, go to Stites.com.
■ J. Todd Allen, owner of 1851 Maple Hill Manor Bed & Breakfast in Springfield and Bourbon Manor Bed & Breakfast in Bardstown, received BedandBreakfast.com's inaugural B&B Marketer of the Year award. The award recognizes bed and breakfast owners who excel at developing and implementing successful marketing programs. BedandBreakfast.com is a website for inspiring, planning and booking bed and breakfast properties. To find out more about these inns, visit Maplehillmanor.com or Bourbonmanor.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo