■ Steven and Richelle Bach of Bath County, winners of the Outstanding Young Farm Family contest at the Kentucky Farm Bureau, have been named runners-up in the American Farm Bureau Federation Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Awards. The Bachs were awarded a Case IH Farmall tractor for finishing as runners-up. The AFBF Achievement Award recognizes young farmers and ranchers who have excelled in their farming or ranching operations and exhibited superior leadership abilities.
■ Dale S. Ditto and John M. McIntosh, senior vice presidents and financial consultants with Hilliard Lyons in Lexington, have received the Qualified Kingdom Advisor designation from Atlanta-based Kingdom Advisors. Qualified Kingdom Advisors are individuals who have demonstrated themselves to be: believers in Jesus Christ, able to apply biblical wisdom in counsel, technically competent, ethical and of integrity, and biblical stewards.
■ Bob Hartman, club fitter and co-owner of Golf, Etc. in Nicholasville, has been named by Golf Digest as one of the Top 100 Fitters of the Year. Golf, Etc., the fastest-growing golf retail franchise in America, has a state-of-the-art custom fitting center.
■ Steve Keck and Michael Keck, president and vice president, respectively, of Five Talents Financial Group, have been awarded the Certified Merger & Acquisition Advisor designation from the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors. They are two of 375 corporate financial advisers worldwide to have earned this certification. Five Talents is a full-service consulting firm based in Somerset.
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■ For the second year in a row, Wildcat Harley-Davidson is the only Harley-Davidson dealership in the state to receive the annual Dealernews Top 100 Award. Winners are chosen based on excellence in retail design and merchandising, e-commerce, customer service, community involvement and general business management. For more information on Wildcat Harley-Davidson, visit Wildcatharley.com.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo