■ Henkel Denmark has been selected as one of 12 finalists in a national competition for Landscaper of the Year through Total Landscape Care Magazine.
The Landscaper of the Year program, sponsored by Case Construction Equipment and Total Landscape Care magazine, honors landscapers with $8 million or less in annual revenues who exemplify the highest standards of their profession, including business acumen, quality and aesthetic excellence of their project work, marketing and equipment management expertise, attention to safety, and community involvement. Total Landscape Care magazine will feature Henkel Denmark in a 2012 article.
As a finalist, Henkel Denmark receives an invitation to the fifth annual Landscaper of the Year Cruise, an all-expenses-paid trip including airfare for two and a 4-day, 3-night cruise to the Bahamas. Along with other finalists, Henkel Denmark will be honored during a gala banquet at which the 2012 Landscaper of the Year will be named. The winner will appear on the cover of the January 2012 issue of Total Landscape Care magazine.
Henkel Denmark, founded in 1999, is owned by Bill Henkel and Gordon Denmark.
■ The Kentucky Distillers Association inducted Four Roses Brand Ambassador Al Young into the Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame during the 2011 Kentucky Bourbon Festival.
Each year, the Kentucky Distillers Association selects recipients for the Bourbon Hall of Fame based on their contributions to growing the spirit domestically and globally and elevation of Kentucky bourbon as a world-class whiskey.
Young's experience in the bourbon industry spans four decades beginning in 1967 with Joseph E. Seagram & Sons Inc. As Young's career progressed he gained knowledge and experience at several of the Seagram Distilleries in Kentucky and Indiana and ultimately settled at the Four Roses Distillery in 1990.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo