Goode in Frankfort 

Main Street Perryville Executive Director Vicki Goode attended the 2012 Kentucky Main Street Conference in Frankfort last week, where Main Street Perryville and its EDP Partner the Heart of Danville were both named “designated” Main Street programs by the Kentucky Main Street Association and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

According to Goode, the conference covered how to best implement and reinforce the need for the 4-point approach to Main Street Programs.  

The 4-point approach consists of: 

n Economic Restructuring — Strengthens your community’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base.

n Promotion — Advertising, retail promotions, special events, and marketing campaigns help sell the image and promise of Main Street to the community and surrounding region.

n Organization — Organization establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in the commercial district.

n Design — Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape and creating a safe, inviting environment for shoppers, workers, and visitors.

Goode met with State Sen. Tom Buford and State Rep. Mike Harmon to continue to support Main Street Programs through the budgeting process.


Heritage Hospice staff earns certification

Three Heritage Hospice Inc. nurses and one social worker have earned certification in Hospice and palliative care. They are nurses Sandy Lane, Angela Cope and Carolyn Bottom, and social worker Ashley Arnold.

Lane has been with hospice four years and a nurse for 15 years.

Bottom has been with hospice for five years and a nurse for 25 years.

Cope has been with hospice for three years and a nurse for 12 years.

Arnold began her career at hospice three and a half years ago.

Hospice and palliative care is for the patient and family, with emphasis on their physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual needs when experiencing a life-limiting illness and through bereavement. Staff must have two years of hospice experience before seeking certification.