■ The American Institute of Steel Construction has named a new college scholarship after Stites & Harbison construction attorney and AISC's secretary and general counsel, David Ratterman. The David B. Ratterman Fast Start AISC Scholarship Program provides special consideration to college-age children of the steel industry's blue- and white-collar families. The initial scholarship program will award two $5,000 scholarships to freshman or sophomore level students in any area of study in the 2012-13 academic year. Applications are due May 1 and can be found at Aisc.org/scholarships.
■ Donald P. "Pat" Moloney II, a member of Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, has been inducted into the American College of Trial Lawyers. A litigator for more than 30 years, Moloney's legal practice focuses on medical malpractice defense and mediation services. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.
■ Joe Mitchell of the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Lexington has been awarded the Director of Sales Award of Excellence for 2011 for hotels with fewer than 224 rooms. This award is presented by Doubletree by Hilton to the director of sales/director of business development that best represents the Hilton Worldwide Values. This marks the first time that the Doubletree Suites by Hilton Lexington, located on Richmond Road in the French Quarter Square, has received the honor.
■ Eleven Central Kentucky women were recognized at the Bluegrass Alliance for Women's annual Legacy Award Luncheon March 20. Kitty Strode, a resident of Clark County and a member of the Winchester City Commission, received the 2012 Legacy Award. Women are nominated at the county level and the most outstanding of the county nominees receives the Legacy Award. Fifteen women from 11 counties were nominated for the award. The other nominees were: Barbara Horseman, Anderson County; Cari Calico, Boyle County; Teresa Dawes, Estill County; Rozalyn Akins and Robin Fisher, Fayette County; Virginia Cofield and Amy Nance, Franklin County; Beth Dotson Brown and Maggie Mick, Garrard County; Mary Maggard, Jessamine County; Holly Dye, Madison County; Melody Pike, Mercer County; and Joy Arnold and Mary Jane Phelps, Woodford County.
■ Women Leading Kentucky has announced three winners of the 2012 Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award. The 2012 winners are: Crit Luallen, former Kentucky State Auditor; Pam Miller, chair of the Kentucky Council on Post Secondary Education and former mayor of Lexington-Fayette County; and Lois Combs Weinberg, founder of the Hindman Settlement School's Dyslexia Program. These women will participate in the awards luncheon program of the 13th Annual Women's Business & Leadership Conference on May 9 at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort. The theme for this year's conference is Transforming Lives: Celebrating Women & Children. Registration and information is available at Womenleadingky.com.
■ Benchmark Litigation has named Stoll Keenon Ogden the 2012 Kentucky Firm of the Year during the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Awards-South ceremony held recently in Atlanta.
■ Columbia Gas employees from the company's Kentucky and Ironton, Ohio, service who participate in the company's Inclusion and Diversity Council recently presented checks of $5,000 each to Visually Impaired Preschool Services and Central Kentucky Radio Eye.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo