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WELCOME TO EVERYONE READING THE FALL 2021 EDITION OF STRICTLY BUSINESS

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hope that you are all enjoying the coolcility and will add 250 new jobs over the er temperatures and changing leaves. next 5 years. With the COVID-19 numbers finally In our Member Highlight coming down, The Chamber Board has We are pleased to feature Cumberland voted to resume our monthly membership Falls State Resort Park in our member luncheons. The decision is just in time for a spotlight. By far the most visited tourist atNovember legislative update traction in our region, Cumand the December Annual berland Falls remains a local Chamber Christmas party. treasure as well. Featured on our cover in It is also our pleasure to this edition, Jackson Warefeature Foster Supply in this washing is a major local inedition. dustry and Chamber CorFoster Supply is not only a porate Sponsor. Located in valued Chamber member, Gray, Jackson WWS, Inc. is a but also a supplier for many full-line supplier and leadof the construction projects ing producer of high-quality that we undertake in the commercial dishmachines— Southern Kentucky Business all made in the USA. Park. In our Corporate We hope you enjoy meetSponsor Spotlight ing these wonderful ChamBRUCE CARPENTER Meet the Chamber’s newber Member Businesses and Executive Director, Southern KY Chamber of Commerce est Corporate Sponsor, CumSponsors. berland Falls Family DenAll of these businesses tistry. Dr. Travis Coleman, DDS, brought have our sincere gratitude for their conhis practice to Corbin in 2019, seamlessly tinued support of the Southern Kentucky transitioning the business following the reChamber. tirement of Dr. Gary Combs. Dr. Coleman, Great things are happening in our region! along with his entire staff, provides a proThe next few editions of Strictly Business fessional and compassionate approach to will be filled with wonderful economic dedental healthcare. velopment news for Corbin and WilliamsFirestone Industrial Products is also a burg. Stay tuned and don’t miss a story! new edition to our Chamber Corporate We hope you enjoy this, the 19th ediSponsor list. Firestone is currently in the tion of Strictly Business, and wish you all a process of expanding its Williamsburg fahealthy and prosperous Fall 2021.

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JACKSON WAREWASHING SYSTEMS

am a Knox County boy – born and raised – and that In 2013, the company was purchased by Hoshizaki is where I want to stay,” said Patrick Evans, the vice USA Holdings and has since become the second largpresident of operations at Jackson Warewashing est producer of commercial dishmachines in North Systems. “I was given that opportunity, and I want to America. make the most of it.” The 100,000 squareJackson’s facility is lofoot manufacturing facilcated in Gray and emity produces more than ployees more than 300 18,000 dishmachines anpeople. Many of the emnually. ployees at Jackson are Sheet metal, fabricalocals who grew up sidetion, welding and asby-side in the community. sembly of products are While Jackson did not all completed on-site at have its start in Knox the facility in Gray. It is an County, the company has all-encompassing plant grown to be a major emthat includes in-house ployer in the area. product development, It moved to its current design and engineering. location in 1986 after Creators work side by Left to right, Patrick Evans, Tim Owens and Jonathan Akin having resided in Ohio side with producers to and Florida. make and adapt products as the company and indusJackson Dishwasher Company was founded in Clevetry need them. land, Ohio in 1925 by Otto Jackson. It manufactured Jackson offers a variety of positions, such as customthe market’s first round dishmachine known today as er and technical service, purchasing, a customer and the Model 10. finance group, engineers in the factory, manufacturer


Fall 2021 — Strictly Business 7 engineers, schedulers, and more. It offers something for everyone, which gives community members the opportunity to work in advanced training positions without ever leaving Knox County. Six of Jackson’s current employees began working at the facility when it opened in 1986. “I grew up here,” said Tim Owens, the vice president of finance. Before joining the Jackson Warewashing team, he worked at another facility in the area. He said he wanted to stay close to home. Owens said that growing up in the area, he had driven by the facility a lot in his life, but it wasn’t until he did a facility tour with the company that he was really impressed by the work they do. “It has, for a lack of a better word, been fun for me because we have gotten to grow the company,” said Owens. “It is important for me to have these jobs in the area because I am from here. I want multiple generations to be able to work here – have jobs and have opportunities – if they want to stay in the area.” Like Owens, Evans grew up in Barbourville. In fact, the duo has worked together since 1994. “Across all spectrums of our business here, I have grown up with people in every level here,” said Evans. “When I say grown up, I mean from the time we were children to now, so I think we have a common relatable experience growing up in Appalachia and knowing what the community is about.” He said when he first joined the team at Jackson, it was a unique situation. “The opportunity just kind of dropped into my lap. Jackson was looking for someone that had a certain skill set to be able to run the factory because the present VP of operations had designs on retiring soon,” said Evans. “I had that skill set and was available at the time, so it kind of fell into my lap.” Reminiscing on his beginnings with Jackson, Evans explained that early on in life he and his wife had made the decision that they would raise their kids in Knox County. “I had driven by here 10,000 times in my lifetime because I am from Barbourville,” said Evans. “After I had taken the plant tour, I had always visualized what Jackson looked like inside. I always thought it was this dark, dirty place that nobody wanted to be, and I don’t know why. But, when I walked around the place it was well lit, well organized, floors were painted, it seemed like everyone

knew what they were going to do. I understood the process immediately just walking through.” “I was impressed with the plant tour I was given,” said Evans. “I knew right away I want to work here.” In conjunction with the tour, the fact that he already knew people at the facility and it felt like home left Evans knowing that Jackson was a place where he could contribute to his community. Evans explained that being local is one reason that he feels it is so important for the business to be successful. “Until you can see the entire footprint of a business in the community, you don’t realize what an effect that they have,” said Evans. Jackson’s president is not originally from Knox County, but he said that he and his family now refer to the area as home. Jonathan Akin, Jackson’s president, said he came to the company because he was looking for a job. “I am 51 and have only worked for three companies in my career,” said Akin. “When I go somewhere, I want it to be somewhere that I am going to stay for a long time.” He explained that it’s not the products that make Jackson special. It is the people. “Jackson’s is different than any other company that I have worked for or been associated with. Jackson’s is a company of people that truly care about each other and about this area,” said Akin. “They want to be here and they want this company to be here. That is why they come to work and do such a great job and deliver such great products.” “To me, that is the secret to Jackson,” said Akin. “Immediately I was hooked and wanted to be a part of that.” Akin said that since taking a job with Jackson, he has put two children through Corbin High School. “We plan to be here for a long time because this is home now,” he said. While the company doesn’t have a target for the number of employees it would like to reach, it said its workforce expansion will grow as the production demand increases. The company has experienced significant growth over the last several years. Positions required for the factory span the entire spectrum of skill levels. Individuals interested in joining the Jackson team are encouraged to check the company’s website and social media, as well as, send a resume to resume@jacksonwws.com.


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Dr. Travis Coleman Dr. Daniel Carter

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here is a saying in medicine that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” and Dr. Travis Coleman and the team at Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry focus on that in the world of dental care. Coleman, a native of Louisiana, took over the former Combs Family Dentistry practice in 2019. “Good dentistry is about much more than simply addressing issues as they arise,” staff members say. “Good dentistry focuses on prevention.” Coleman graduated from Louisiana State University before going on to dental school. In addition to attending school, Coleman spent more than seven years in the U.S. Air Force, both as a pilot and instructor pilot. “Between his Air Force career and starting dental school, he taught high school chemistry in south Louisiana,” staff members noted. Coleman went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the LSU School of Dentistry. Along with Coleman, the other dentist on the staff is Dr. Daniel Carter, a Keavy native. After graduating from South Laurel High School, Carter went to Western Kentucky University where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology in 2001. Carter then moved to Lexington and went to dental school at the University of Kentucky, graduating in 2005. After practicing in Nicholasville for one year and accept-

ing a professorship at WKU, Carter became Dental Director for the Institute for Rural Health. Carter joined Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry in February. In addition to the dentists, Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry has six full-time staff members Along with preventing larger problems that require more intensive procedures, staff members noted that taking the preventative approach keeps the cost to the patient low. In addition to routine dentistry, Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry offers a variety of cosmetic procedures including: clear aligners, dental implants, dentures and smile designs. “Working together with you, we can design a treatment plan uniquely tailored to accomplish your goals and overcome any obstacles you may face,” the staff said. Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry is located at 1001 Cumberland Falls Highway in Corbin. Office hours are 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. More information is available on the Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry website, Facebook page, or by calling (606) 528-7730. “Our mission here at Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry is to provide the highest level of dental care to our community through compassion, education, grace and the use of the newest technology available!” the website states.


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Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking Events

Jaynes Family Practice — Corbin Friday, October 8th

Leanna Cosmetics — Corbin Saturday, August 7th

Hampton-Haigen Home — Corbin Friday, October 15th

Cumberland Mint Ground Breaking — Williamsburg Tuesday, October 19th

Celebrating the newly renovated Save A Lot Food Stores in Corbin! Save A Lot — Cumberland Falls Hwy., Corbin Wednesday, November 3rd

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ew opportunities. That is what Firestone Industrial Products in Williamsburg will provide 250 individuals after it completes its 68,000 square-feet plant expansion. The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. “About 25 years ago, I started travelling to this plant as a product design engineer working on automotive springs,” said Gabriel Asbun, group president of Integrated Business Bridgestone Americas, during the facility’s groundbreaking. “The same team here is the team that really got us full-fledged back into the automotive part. We started our first real substantial programs here at this facility.” Asbun said the investment Bridgestone is making in Firestone Industrial Products is not just about adapting to a changing market. “They’re making that investment here in Williamsburg and in this team because we believe in this team and they believe in this team,” Asbun said. At the groundbreaking, Gov. Andy Beshear also emphasized the 250 new opportunities Bridgestone’s investment in the Williamsburg plant will bring to the county. “[This] is an opportunity for 250 more families to join your team, to be a part of this great company, and to know where their next paycheck, their next meal and their next

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opportunity for their kids and their kid’s kids are going to come from,” said Beshear. “One of the reasons they chose here – one of the reasons they chose us – is you. That work that you have put in everyday has not just resulted in your job but it is going to result in your friend going to have the opportunity to come here and join you.” The Williamsburg plant, which was purchased in 1988, is the only remaining U.S. Air Spring manufacturing plant. It is expected to produce more than 4.4 million airsprings in 2021. When people think of Firestone, many people think about a tire plant, said Williamsburg Plant Manager Wendy Goff, but it actually creates airsprings and airspring modules for the transportation industry. Goff explained that airsprings are like the suspension on a vehicle. They help with a better ride, evening out loads, and even help with aerodynamics because it can help raise or lower a vehicle. The expansion is expected to bring 250 or more additional jobs to the area. The jobs will be at all levels including operators, office and administration, engineering, operations management, logistics and planning. For many of the plant employees, Firestone Industrial Products in Williamsburg is somewhere they expect to re-


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For instance, Stacy Pals has worked at the Williamsburg plant for 22 years. She began her career in production, where she stayed for 17 years. She was a work horse, said Pals. She wanted to stay in that role, but over the years, she started looking to progress within the company. Stacy Pals Today, Pals serves as the QA document control coordinator for the facility. When she started her career, Pals said, “I was a young kid fresh out of high school. I started when I was 19-years old, and I didn’t have a whole lot of work experience.” After serving in a temporary role, she said she was eventually hired on full-time and that decision has provided her opportunities she may not have had otherwise. When asked about what specific opportunities working for Firestone has provided Pals, her answer was simple, “All of them.” “I have been able to buy a house and raise a family,” said Pals. “My oldest girl is in college herself now, and I have been able to provide them a comfortable life that I didn’t have growing up.” Pals said working for Firestone has provided her with the reliability of knowing that she is going to have a job. While she is currently taking college classes, she said her goal is to move up within the company. “I don’t see myself leaving this place,” said Pals. “I have been here over half of my life. To me, this place is like family. I have got so many friends that I consider part of my family just because we have grown up together. We have worked together for so many years.” “Overall, this is just a really good place to work and it gives you so many opportunities,” said Pals. While Pals has been with the company for several years, Brett Mitchell has just begun his career at Firestone. At the time of the interview, Mitchell had been a team member for only four days. He said he is working in the final assembly department, which takes the products made by the rest of the plant and processes them Brett Mitchell into their final form before loading the products to be shipped. Mitchell came to the plant after working in construction. “I had been away from home for so long that I moved back home and started applying to places.

I had a couple of offers, and none of them seemed really good. I actually heard about Firestone through a family member and they told me that this big expansion was happening and I should try and apply,” said Mitchell. “When I applied, I really didn’t think that I would get it, to be honest with you, but everybody here so far has been super welcoming and very nice about it.” Mitchell said that there are already certain things he has noticed about working at the facility. The first is that the company values quality over quantity. “Every step of the way people check for quality,” said Mitchell. The second is the many benefits the company offers its employees. From health insurance to a balanced work schedule, Mitchell said that while he has held more jobs than many, he has never seen a benefits package quite like the one offered at Firestone. The third thing he mentioned was his opportunity to grow at the company. “Just the past few days, I have been talking to people, and they will tell me, ‘Oh, I was doing that two years ago and now I am in this much higher position’,” said Mitchell. “I have been here four days, and I have learned more than I did in two years at my previous job.” Mitchell described the facility as less of a plant and more like a little college campus – a community. “People just overall treat each other like they are friends rather than someone they are stuck with,” Mitchell explained. Mitchell said he would recommend Firestone to anyone looking for a long-term career. “I said career instead of job earlier because that is my intention here,” said Mitchell. “I feel like everybody that I have talked to, that is their intention too.” After just four days, Mitchell said that Firestone is somewhere he can see himself staying until he retires. Even long-term employees, who are nearing retirement, say that Firestone is still their choice for employment. Jeanie Manning has worked at the plant for 23 years and said she can almost see retirement, which she hopes to achieve once she reaches 25 years at the company. For 21 years, Manning has worked in seat springs, but she has filled other positions, such as working in auto sleeves and team lead on night shift. Jeanie Manning Manning said that she initially came to Firestone after the sewing factory she worked at in Jellico was shut down. FIRESTONE — continued on page 19


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hether it is a commercial project that requires block, rebar, or slotted drain pipes, or a home improvement project, such as adding a fire pit or retaining wall, Foster Supply, Inc. has what you need to make it happen. Founded in 1981 in Scott Depot, West Virginia, by Ron Foster, Foster Supply expanded to London in 2013, opening at 510 Tobacco Road, near Burley Ave. London was the third new location that Foster Supply added around that time. In 2009, the company opened a new location in Nutter Fort, West Virginia, in the northern part of the state. In addition to adding London in 2013, Foster Supply also opened a new location in Charleston, West Virginia. Foster said that London was chosen to better serve customers in southern and eastern Kentucky, and northern Tennessee. Officials noted that along with expanding its reach, London and Charleston expanded Foster Supply’s product line, adding on-site concrete mixing, which, in turn, allowed the company to move into the precast market

with items such as: parking blocks, the concrete dividing barriers that are seen along divided highways, and retaining wall blocks. Foster Supply not only produces a number of products in-house, it has also developed new products for the industry. In March 2016, it announced its new Verti-Block wall system. The system allows for stone to be placed inside a hollowedout portion of the wall for drainage. “Verti-Block has been readily accepted by architects and engineers across our region and is one of our fastest growing product lines,” Foster said, noting that the block holds the drainage rock in place to keep it from passing down and clogging the drainage pipe below. “We partner with our customers to stay on the cutting edge of products offered to site contractors providing solutions to current and future needs,” company officials stated. “Foster Supply is a leader in developing new markets for products that change the way construction sites handle a variety of problems.”


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On the residential end, Foster Supply can help you light up those cool fall evenings with a new fire pit. The pits are precast from concrete and come in 12 pieces that may be assembled in approximately 15 minutes. They may be stained to match your outdoor décor. Along with the pit, Foster Supply has the sand and gravel to help create the backyard oasis. Anthony Watkins, a 15-year veteran of the industry, is the branch manager at the London location. “I joined Foster Supply, Inc. in November of 2016 and really enjoy getting to know our customers and help them accomplish their projects,’ Watkins said. More information about the company is available online at www.fostersupply.com, on the Foster Supply Facebook page, or by calling (606) 864-0216.

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hether it is family outings, romantic getaways, that Cumberland Falls attracts visitors who then search weekend getaways, or just a daytrip, Cumberthe area for other things to do and see. “It makes it easy to land Falls State Park and its feature attraction have lots of positivity, enthusiasm and excitement.” have repeatedly been recognized as one of The falls, known as, “The Niagara of the South,” is 69 feet the top destinations in Kentucky. in height on the Cumberland River. The park is comprised It is the only place in of 1,657 acres that inthe Western Hemisphere cludes Dupont Lodge, the where the Moonbow may Riverview Restaurant, gift been seen. shop, hiking trails, swimThe “moonbow,” also ming pool, horseback ridcalled a white rainbow or ing, fishing, gem mining, lunar rainbow, is formed birding, picnicking, rafting just like a rainbow—light and camping. is refracted in tiny water “It is the biggest drawdroplets—and appears DUPONT LODGE ing card that we have for the two or so days, as here,” said Williamsburg Tourism Director Alvin Sharp of long as the sky is clear, on either end of the full moon, acthe park and falls when a poll of Kentucky Living® readcording to park officials. ers found it to be the best place in Kentucky for a long The park offers horseback riders guided trail rides suitweekend getaway, and best scenic view. Kentucky Living® able for first-timers and still enjoyable for more experireaders have also voted it one of the top three places in enced riders. the state for outdoor adventure and day trips. Children must be at least 6 years old to ride. Corbin Tourism Director Maggy Monhollen said that The park has 17 miles of hiking trails that wind through when she is attempting to attract attention as she pitches the park, including The Moonbow Trail that connects with the idea of a tourist trip to the area at tourism tradeshows, the backpacking trails in Daniel Boone National Forest. Cumberland Falls, and the Moonbow, cause people to imPark Manager Joe Mounce said the trails cover all levels mediately stop and listen. of hiking experience from beginners to seasoned hikers. “It gives me something to sell,” Monhollen said noting The park has a number of places for fishermen to ac-


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The falls has also started a YouTube channel that has a variety of topics such as bears, coal, trees and more. Mounce said that if visitors view the videos prior to coming to the park, “they will have a much deeper experience if they already know what the park has to offer before they get here.” More information about the park is available online at https://parks.ky.gov/corbin/parks/resort/cumberland-falls-state-resort-park.

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FIRESTONE — continued from page 13

At the time, Firestone had just started growing in Williamsburg, Manning said, so she put in her application and was hired on as a temp for eight months before being hired on full time. “This is a good company to work for,” said Manning. “They give you a lot of benefits. The hours are great. They give you a week off for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and the Fourth of July, so it has a lot of benefits.” “I have raised three of my girls here,” said Manning. “It is only ten minutes away from where I live.” Manning said the benefits, such as a 401K, health insurance, time off, and more, make Firestone a great place to work, but her favorite part about the company is the people. Manning said, “You get close to them.” Having worked at the company for 23 years, and has worked with many of her coworkers for years. “We are such a tight family here,” said Manning. Opportunities Await The 250 new employees will get the opportunity to share in the growth and benefits of working at Firestone with people like Pals, Mitchell and Manning. The jobs will be at all levels including operators, office and administration, engineering, operations management,

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Whitley County Fiscal Court Whitley County Judge Executive Pat White, Jr. 606-549-6000 www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com Meetings every third Tuesday of each month at 4 pm


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CURRENT CHAMBER MEMBERS •4ever Graphics & Design •Air Med Care Network •Aisin Automotive Casting, LLC •Alzheimer’s Association •American Business Systems •Appalachian Children’s Home •Appalachian Wireless •Ascension Consulting, LLC •AT&T •AT&T Store •Austin City Saloon •Avizion Glass LLC •Bank of England Mortgage •Baptist Health Corbin •Baptist Worx •Barnhill Pediatric Dentistry, P.S.C. •Baylor Commercial Door & Hardware Inc. •Baymont Inn & Suites •Belk, Inc. •Berea College Partners for Education •Best Western Corbin Inn •Betty’s Flowers •Bissell’s •Bluegrass Care Navigators •Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company •Breaktime Vending •CareSource •Carnegie Center of Corbin •Cellular Sales - Verizon •Central Automotive Supply •Central Baptist Church •Century 21 Advantage Realty, a Robinson Company •Cintas Fire Protection •City of Corbin •City of Williamsburg •Cloyd & Associates, PSC •Commercial Bank •Commonwealth Cancer Center •Community Trust Bank - Corbin •Community Trust Bank - Williamsburg 1 •Community Trust Bank - Williamsburg 2 •Computer Information Services (CIS) •Continue CARE Hospital at BHC •Cora Physical Therapy •Corbin Board of Education •Corbin Center •Corbin City Utilities Commission •Corbin Community Backpack •Corbin Educational Center •Corbin Elementary •Corbin Flower Shop, Inc. •Corbin Garage Doors •Corbin Health and Rehab Center •Corbin High School •Corbin Intermediate •Corbin Lion’s Club •Corbin Middle School •Corbin News Journal •Corbin Parkway Church of God •Corbin Pediatric Associates PSC •Corbin Preschool •Corbin Primary School •Corbin Public Library

•Corbin Rotary Club •Corbin Tourism and Convention Commission •Corbin Tri-County Joint Industrial Development Authority •Corbin Wellness Center, LLC •Creative Touch Jewelers •Creech & Gibbs Pharmacy LLC •Crystal Clean •Cumberland Falls Family Dentistry, P.L.L.C •Cumberland Falls State Park •Cumberland Foot & Ankle Center •Cumberland Valley Cruise In •Cumberland Valley Insurance •Cumberland Valley National Bank •Cumberland Valley RECC •David’s Steaks, Buffet & Catering •Davis Salvage •Dayspring Health •Delta Natural Gas •Donevon Storm Insurance Agency, Inc •Drives and Conveyors, Inc. •Earthworks Machinery LLC •East Kentucky Telecom •Eastern Kentucky University - Corbin •Eastern Kentucky UniversityWorkforce Education •Edgewood Homes •Edward Jones •Elk Creek Cottage Airbnb •Encore Communications, Inc. •Enterprise Rent-A-Car •Eubanks Electrical Supply, Inc. •Factory Connection, LLC •Falls Road Plaza •Firestone Industrial Products •First Baptist Church •First Financial Credit, Inc. •FK Perkins & Co. PLLC •Forcht Bank - Corbin •Forcht Bank - Williamsburg •Forcht Broadcasting •Forcht Group of Kentucky •Forcht Pharmacy •Forest Hills Shopping Center •Foster Supply Inc. •Freedom Point Church •Freeman Family Practice •Freeman, Childers & Howard •Friends of the Corbin Public Library •Gibson’s Music •Goodwill Industries of Corbin •Goodwill Industries of Williamsburg •Grace Community Health Center •Grace On The Hill •Great Clips •Grove Marina •H&R Block •Hacker Brothers Inc. •Hampton Inn by Hilton, Williamsburg •Hampton Inn Corbin •Hart Funeral Home Inc. •Heaberlin Supply •Hillcrest Health and Rehab Center •Holiday Inn Express of Corbin •Holiday Inn Express, Williamsburg

•Hometown Bank of Corbin •Housing Authority of Williamsburg • Howard Mann, PSC, Attorney at Law •Insurance Service Center of Corbin •Jackson Warewashing Systems •James Baker State Farm •Jaynes Family Practice •JBK, Inc. Roofing Division •John and Milly Burkhart •Johnny Wheels •Jones Plastic & Engineering Co., LLC •KCEOC Community Action Partnership •KECH, Inc. •Kentucky Career Office of Vocational Rehabilitation •Kentucky Creative LLC •KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care •Kimberly Branham Art •Kiwanis Club of Corbin •KOWA Kentucky, Inc. •L&N Federal Credit Union •LaDonna’s LLC •Larkey HVAC •Laurel Gardens •Leanna Cosmetics •Legacy Ford Lincoln Chevrolet Buick GMC •Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors •Liquor Mart •Little Caesar’s Pizza •Mackey Vision Center •Mallory Davis - State Farm Insurance •Marr, Miller & Myers PSC, CPA •Martin’s Sports Apparel •Mi Casa Mexican Restaurant •Minuteman Press •Mitchell Tax & Accounting •Mountain Rehabilitation Services •Mr. Gatti’s Pizza •NESCO •New Hope Ministries •Northern Contours •Northwestern Mutual •Norvex Supply •Old Town Grill •On The Money, LLC •O’Neil-Lawson Funeral Home •Ossoli Foundation •Owens Auto Parts •Paw Paw Patch Dog Grooming, LLC •Pennington Wellness •Pepsi Cola Bottling Company •Planet Earth PC •PNC Bank •PT Pros, Inc. •Rapiscan Systems •Re/Max on Main •Reeves Property Group •Renfro Supply •Robert P. Hammons, Attorney at Law •RRJ Solutions •Sav-Rite Home Care Inc.

•Servpro of Pulaski and Laurel Counties •Shawn Rogers Realty Inc. •Sheltowee Trace Adventure Resort •Shoe Sensation, Inc. •Small Business Development Center - EKU •Sonic Drive-In •Sonny’s BBQ •Southeast Apparatus LLC •Southeast Kentucky Audiology •Southeast Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries •Southeastern Medical Supply LLC •State Farm Insurance - Michael Jones •State Farm Insurance - Mike Sparks •SUDS Car Wash •The Appalachian Wildlife Foundation, Inc. •The Arena •The Brick Oven •The Caboose Sports Tavern •The Depot on Main •The Gail Frederick School Of Dance, Inc •The Heritage •The Holler •The Job Shop •The MPI Group LLC •The Suds Barn •The Toy Shop •The Wrigley Taproom and Eatery •Tim Short Auto Mall •Times Tribune •Tipton & Tipton Attorneys At Law •Transamerica Agency Network Corbin •Tri-County Cineplex •Trinity Family Health, PLLC •U.S. Small Business Administration •United Rentals •University of the Cumberlands •US Marine Corps Toys For Tots/ JC Paul Marine Corps League 144 •W.D. Bryant & Son •Wallen’s Towing and Recovery •Waste Connections of Eastern Kentucky •Webbed Sphere, Inc. •Whitaker Bank •White, Greer & Maggard Orthodontics •Whitley Broadcasting Co. Inc. •Whitley County Board of Education •Whitley County Fiscal Court •Whitley County Health Department •Whitley County/UK Extension Service •Wildcat Harley Davidson •Wildcat RV Sales •Williamsburg Health and Rehab Center •Williamsburg Insurance Agency •Williamsburg Tourism Commission •Wilson Equipment Co., Inc. •Wyatt Insurance Agency, Inc.


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SAV-RITE Family Pharmacy

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IMMUNIZATIONS No Appointment Necessary

FLU HEPATITIS A MENINGITIS SHINGLES PNEUMONIA & MANY MORE! 1000 Cumberland Falls Hwy, Corbin, KY

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W.D. BRYANT

CORBIN & WILLIAMSBURG

1405 S MAIN ST. CORBIN KY 40701 606-526-2175 372 S. 5TH ST. WILLIAMSBURG KY 606-549-2385 WDBRYANT.COM

WE OFFER COMPOUNDING SERVICES

Our pharmacy strives to meet the needs of your family and can proudly compound your medications including Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Offering a wide range of services to business and individual clients with personalized quality and attention.

Certified Public Accountants 500 Summit Drive, Corbin, KY

606.528.2454


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WILLIAMSBURG DIVISION | 40 WILLIAMSBURG PLASTIC RD., WILLIAMSBURG, KY | 606.656.1101 ISO 9000 CERTIFIED

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Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

2 LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU! 952 Hwy 25W Corbin, KY

139 Hwy 770, Corbin, KY

606.523.1101

www.wallenstowing.com