Business awards

The Central Baptist Hospital Sleep Diagnostic Center has received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The academy currently accredits more than 1,600 sleep medicine center and laboratories across the country. The Central Baptist Hospital Sleep Diagnostic Center is directed by Dr. John R. White at 1720 Nicholasville Road, Suite 503. Information: (859) 260-4300.

Dragonsmeade Farm of Winchester has been inducted into the American Morgan Horse Association's Breeders' Hall of Fame. This honor is given annually to a horse breeder who has produced Morgans that have had a significant effect on the breed. The Fu family of Dragonsmeade has been breeding Morgan horses for almost 30 years. In 2008, 10 Dragonsmeade horses earned championships at the Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show, the breed's largest.

Edward D Hall, director of the University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, has been inducted into the National Spinal Cord Injury Association's Spinal Cord Injury Hall of Fame. Hall is also an endowed professor of anatomy and neurobiology in the UK College of Medicine.

Peter McFarland of Central Bank has been named one of the Top 50 Bank Reps by Bank Investment Consultant magazine. McFarland was one of seven financial advisers affiliated with the Raymond James Financial Services Financial Institutions Division to be included. McFarland manages almost $69 million in investor assets while providing clients with a full range of investment services.

Republic Bancorp, parent of Republic Bank & Trust Co. and Republic Bank, has been listed as No. 10 on Bank Director magazines's list of the nation's top 150 financial institutions with assets of $3 billion or more. It is the only financial institution in Kentucky to be included in the ranking.

Two Kentucky companies, Aisin Light Metals of London and Emhart Teknologies of Hopkinsville, have been honored by Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America with quality awards. Quality awards are given to suppliers who demonstrate high quality in production, delivery, warranty and service. Vascor of Georgetown has been honored with a value improvement award, given to suppliers who demonstrate value and cost competitiveness.

Compiled by Dorothea Wingo