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People in News: Warner gets national Quilly Award, Keene is “Friend of Cities,’ Visionworks expands

GorillaMaker Glenn Warner gets Quilly Award

Glenn Warner, inventor of the GorillaMaker 3-D printer, received a national Quilly Award from the National Academy of Best-selling Authors.


Warner, an information technologies expert whose company is based in Verona, teamed with leading experts from various industries to write a book, “Ignite Your Life: The World’s Leading Entrepreneurs and Professional Reveal Their Secrets to Ignite Your Health, Wealth, and Success.” The book was published by Celebrity Press.

Warner received his award in Hollywood at a national award ceremony.

Keene honored as ‘Friend of Kentucky Cities’
Rep. Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) was honored with a “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award at the Newport Board of Commissioners meeting recently. 

The “Friend of Kentucky Cities” award is given by the Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) to legislators who perform outstanding work in the legislature advocating for issues that impact cities across the state. 

Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso and KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney with Rep.  Dennis Keene

Newport Mayor Jerry Peluso and KLC Deputy Executive Director J.D. Chaney with Rep. Dennis Keene

“Over the years, I have been proud to work with the Kentucky League of Cities and city leaders from across the commonwealth to move Kentucky ahead,” said Representative Keene.  “Cities are our economic engines, so it’s important we do all we can to help them thrive.”

“KLC appreciates the dedication and hard work put forth by Representative Keene during the 2016 legislative session,” said J.D. Chaney, KLC deputy executive director. “Representative Keene worked tirelessly to secure passage of Senate Bill 11, which contained several KLC alcohol-related measures such as eliminating the population requirement for local option elections, Sunday sales, election day sales and after-hours sales in cities. Kentucky cities also appreciate Representative Keene’s willingness to work with us on House Bill 124 relating to confiscated firearms. KLC is sincerely grateful for Representative Keene’s consistent support of Kentucky cities.”

Visionworks expanding

Visionworks Doctors of Optometry is expanding their business in the Northern Kentucky area with the newest location that opens on Thursday, October 6th. The new store is located at 7727 Mall Road Suite B.

Dr. Mark Lynn, owner of over 85 Visionworks locations in the region is looking forward to the continued growth of his practice.

Dr. Lynn has been in the optometry business for nearly 30 years, and Dr. Mark Lynn and Associates recently received the “Business of the Year” award at the 2013 Business of the Year Awards dinner.

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