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People in news: reSettled Life’s Wright is auctioneer; attorney Hoffman recognized; fallen trooper honored

To better serve her senior transition clients, Amy Wright of reSettled Life in Union wanted to offer auctions as one of her services.



To do so required her to be an apprentice auctioneer for one year, work 10 auctions, complete 80 hours of training, and pass the principal auctioneer’s examination. Having completed all four, she earned her principal auctioneer license from the Kentucky Board of Auctioneers on November 10.

She now joins the 182 other women who make up a very small percentage of the 2000 auctioneers currently licensed in Kentucky.

Wright is proud to be a part of this elite group of women, but that is not what drove her to get her license.

“My being a licensed principal auctioneer allows reSettled Life to provide a complete service to our clients,” said Wright. “Not only can we organize, pack, and unpack the belongings the senior wants to keep, we can also provide some additional income by auctioning many unwanted belongings rather than donating or discarding them.”

reSettled Life is a senior transition and auction company serving Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati and Southeast Indiana. They help families move loved ones from their homes into smaller homes, senior-friendly communities, or nursing facilities.

For the past year, Wright has been holding client auctions as an apprentice under a licensed auctioneer, but is happy to be able to do it on her own now. The majority of reSettled Life’s auctions are held online, although Wright is licensed to hold live auctions as well.

Once the auction is complete, the company handles payment collection and distribution of sold items, giving clients more time to be with their families.

Elsmere attorney Hoffman recognized by rating organization

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of Kentucky’s Family Law Attorney M. Gayle Hoffman of The Hoffman Firm in Elsmere as 2016 10 Best Family Law Attorney for Client Satisfaction.



Areas of practice for Hoffman include dissolution of marriage or divorce and legal separation, issues relating to custody, joint custody, shared custody, parenting time or visitation and supervised visitation

The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys in each state. Attorneys who are selected to the “10 Best” list must pass AIOFLA’s rigorous selection process, which is based on client and/or peer nominations, thorough research and AIOFLA’s independent evaluation.

AIOFLA’s annual list was created to be used as a resource for clients during the attorney selection process. One of the most significant aspects of the selection process involves attorney’s relationships and reputation among his or her clients.

Fallen Trooper to be honored

Fallen State Police Trooper Eric K. Chrisman, who died in the line of duty, will be honored with the dedication of a memorial highway.

The Trooper Eric Keith Chrisman Memorial Highway will be dedicated Monday in a ceremony at Ninevah Christian Church in Lawrenceburg.

Participating in the ceremony are the KSP, Kentucky Justice Secretary John C. Tilley, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Senator James Tipton and the Chrisman family.

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