■ Allen White, senior vice president, market director of WealthSouth Danville, has been awarded the Certified Trust & Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C.
White joined Farmers National Bank in 2005 and has worked in investments for more than 15 years and in banking for 34. He has degrees from the University of Kentucky and Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. White attended Cannon Trust School and the American Bankers Association's National Trust School. WealthSouth has offices in Danville, Bowling Green and Lexington.
■ The Southern Kentucky Book Fest partnership has selected three University Press of Kentucky books as finalists for the 2015 Kentucky Literary Award: Wes Berry's The Kentucky Barbecue Book, Michael R. Veach's Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey: An American Heritage, and James C. Nicholson's Never Say Die: A Kentucky Colt, the Epsom Derby, and the Rise of the Modern Thoroughbred Industry. Also nominated for the 2015 award are Kiran Bhatraju's Mud Creek Medicine and Ann Z. Cockerham's Unbridled Service.
■ Greg Haynes of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs has been ranked the No. 1 lawyer in Kentucky by Super Lawyers for 2015. Candidates are selected by a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research.
Haynes focuses his practice in the area of commercial litigation and has had lead counsel and case management responsibility in class actions, shareholders derivative and complex securities cases involving multiple parties and counsel. He is a member and past president of the Louisville Bar Association, the Brandeis American Inn of Court, Citizens for Better Judges and The Law Club. He also has served as a director of the Kentucky Bar Foundation.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo