■ Blue Stallion Brewing Co., a craft brewery in Lexington, located at 610 West Third Street, has been named to the list of The 50 Best Wineries & Breweries in the U.S. based on industry research and traveler feedback, by VacationHomeRentals.com. To view the full article, go to Bit.ly/1BCS9Jc.
■ Kentucky CancerLink, a nonprofit that helps patients obtain evidence-based cancer screenings and/or provide support such as transportation, childcare and supplies for those with cancer, has been named the recipient of the 2015 i know expo foundation award.
Twenty percent of i know expo sponsorship dollars from the 2015 i know expo went into the Blue Grass Community Foundation i know expo foundation. From it, awards were made to two local nonprofits. The total collected this year was $5,400. Of that, the 20 percent went to the i know expo initial nonprofit sponsor, ITNBluegrass (Independent Transportation Network), which offers dignified transportation for seniors. Kentucky CancerLink received the rest.
■ The Leadership Central Kentucky program recognized its newest class of regional leaders during a graduation reception in Madison County on May 20. Having completed its 15th year, the Leadership Central Kentucky program's goal is to build a network of committed, informed and progressive citizens, who are connected across institutional and county lines.
Participants attended day sessions each month within an eight-county region that includes Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Franklin, Jessamine, Madison, Scott and Woodford counties. Class members study community and regional topics such as transportation, education, economic development, quality of life, public advocacy and agri-tourism.
Applications for the 2015-16 Leadership Central Kentucky program are available online at Leadershipcentralkentucky.com or by contacting Amy Stallard at (859) 226-1610 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2014-2015 Leadership Central Kentucky graduates are: Whitney Dickerson, Bluegrass Office Systems, Bourbon County; Katy Hedge, Clark Regional Medical Center, Clark County; Brent Birchell, LG&E and KU; Bryanna Carroll, Kentucky League of Cities; Bill Ellis, Immanuel Baptist Church; Brandon Helton, Churchill McGee; Billy Lanter, Unified Trust Co.; Audra Meighan, Integrity IT; Billie Peavler, Ingersoll Rand; Erica Radhakrishnan, Bluegrass Veterinary Specialists + Animal Emergency; Camden Skidmore, Your Community Bank, and Jason Wright, Messer Construction, all of Fayette County; Michael Mueller, Inside Out Design, and Sara Osborne, MML&K Government Solutions, both of Franklin County; Todd Bivins, R.J. Corman Railroad Group, and Carmen Chaffin, City of Nicholasville Police Department, both of Jessamine County; Donna Haney, Central Bank & Trust Co., Madison County; Lee Carter, Equestrian Events, and Jack Lewis, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, both of Scott County; Melissa Royce, Woodford County Health Department, and Tracey Wright, Life Adventure Center, both of Woodford County.
■ Jeanne Sallee, owner of Decorating Den Interiors, has received an award for outstanding design work in her company's international design contest. The award was presented at Decorating Den Interiors' 46th annual conference held recently in Jacksonville, Fla. Sallee was awarded third place for her room makeover in the kitchen category. The kitchen also placed 6th in the People's Choice category and her home office design won first place in People's Choice in the home office category.
Decorating Den Interiors was founded in 1969 and has interior design professionals and decorators throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sallee has owned her franchise since 2006. For more info, go to Decdens.com/jsallee.
Compiled by Dorothea Wingo