Bourbon County | Businesses, individuals win top honors from chamber

The Paris/Bourbon County Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards dinner Nov. 13 at Stoner Creek Country Club. Awards and recipients were:

■ Chamber of Commerce Member of the Year: Jamie Snapp

■ Community Involvement Award: Paris/Bourbon County YMCA

■ Beautification Award: Bluegrass Federal Savings & Loan.

■ Main Street Preservation Awards: Dr. Hardy Dungan and Bobby Shiflet

■ Business Person of the Year: George Robinson of Fantasy Hair Design.

■ Farm of the Year Award: Stephanie Preston

■ Community Enhancement Award: Bobby Shiflet of Frames on Main

■ Volunteer of the Year Award: Susan Lemons

■ Helping Hand Award: Ken's New Market

■ Community Service Award: Beverly Scott

■ Hope Award: Maysville Community & Technical College

■ Pat Wilson Teacher of the Year Awards: Robin Flanner, Paris Independent Schools; Kay Denniston, Bourbon County schools; and Linda Meighan, St. Mary School.

■ President's Award: Charlotte Pollitt.

Shelter waives cat adoption fee

The Paris Animal Welfare Society is holding a Christmas cat campaign in December. All adoption fees are being waived for approved adopters. The cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adopters must fill out an application and prove they can provide a safe home for a shelter cat, and P.A.W.S. reserves the right to inspect a home before approving the adoption.

There are more than 100 cats and kittens at the shelter. Additionally, 25 to 50 are in foster care, waiting for permanent homes. Visit

Paris nursing home named state's best by industry group

Bourbon Heights Inc. received the 2008 statewide Facility of the Year Award at the Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities annual awards banquet Nov. 13 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville. KAHCF, the trade association that represents long-term care facilities throughout the state, presented more than 40 awards at the banquet.

The Facility of the Year award is given to a nursing home that has demonstrated an outstanding level of achievement during the past year. The nominees are judged on criteria that includes facility and department goals and objectives, quality patient care, the attitudes and enthusiasm of administrative and staff members, and the facility's activities and involvement with the local community. Bourbon Heights also was named Northern Bluegrass District Facility of the Year.