Strictly Business Summer 2022

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STRICTLY

Summer 2022

News Journal

BUSINESS

A publication of the Southern KY Chamber of Commerce

Norvex Supply celebrating 50 years of business


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SPOTLIGHT

Page 5 Executive Director Bruce Carpenter

Chamber Members

FEATURED

Page 12 Hacker Brothers, Inc. Builders • Managers

Chamber Featured Member: Page 6 Norvex Supply Cleaning Solutions

CHAMBER MEMBERS

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STRICTLY BUSINESS is a co-publication of the Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the News Journal. It is published quarterly and distributed for free at various locations throughout the area.

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CHAMBER CONTACT INFORMATION

1610 Cumberland Falls Hwy., Suite 8 Corbin, KY 40701 606.528.6390

STRICTLY

Summer 2022

News Journal

BUSINESS

A publication of the Southern KY Chamber of Commerce

Page 20 Century 21® Advantage Realty a Robinson Company

Norvex Supply celebrating 50 years of business

CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTINGS & MEETINGS Page 17

Page 22 See the most current list of chamber members.

ON THE COVER: Norvex Supply Cleaning Solutions Pictured left to right is Linda Norvell, Martin Norvell and Danny Norvell. Cover photo by Trevor Sherman

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POLICE CHIEF Rusty Hedrick FIRE CHIEF Barry McDonald PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR Jeff Nantz

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RECYCLING DIRECTOR Roger Shelton

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ARENA MANAGER Kristi Balla

OCCUPATIONAL TAX ADMINISTRATOR & ABC ADMINISTRATOR Dorena Frazier

DOWNTOWN MANAGER Maggy Monhollen

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Mike Watkins I.T. DEPARTMENT Josh Hunt

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PARKS & RECREATION DIRECTOR Jeff Chadwell

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WELCOME TO EVERYONE READING THE SUMMER 2022 EDITION OF STRICTLY BUSINESS

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hope everyone has been enjoying these Highland College, Cumberland College was summer months filled with sun, fun and born. The school became University of the family. Cumberlands in 2005. The school’s vision The 70th Annual NIBROC Festival is for providing higher education in an underright around the corner! As our office makes served area caught the eye of men like John plans for this NIBROC to be the best one yet, D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, both of I hope everyone else is planning to indulge whom supported the institution. Cumberin festival snacks, free live entertainment lands has produced two governors, five miliand carnival rides. Join us Autary generals, an admiral, five gust 11th – 13th, we hope to college and university presisee you there! dents, a Congressman, minisMuch like our temperatures ters, missionaries, legislators, recently, our community has judges and more. Their combeen on a hot streak. This mitment to their students canmonth’s Strictly Business feanot be understated. tures four integral and thriving With nearly half a century of businesses in our area. All are professional building experilong-standing Chamber memence, Hacker Brothers, Inc. is bers, and we are grateful for at the intersection of quality their continued support. and construction. Providing Norvex Supply is a comservices, such as architecture, mercial supplier of cleaning engineering and design, their and sanitation products. They expertise is a mainstay of our have been supplying our loarea. BRUCE CARPENTER cal schools, office buildings, CENTURY 21 Advantage ReExecutive Director, churches, and government alty serves the Appalachia, Southern KY Chamber of Commerce buildings with excellent prodLake Cumberland, and Central ucts for years. With their on-site representaKentucky areas with offices located in Lontives and a service department to maintain don, Somerset, Danville, Morehead, Richmore advanced needs, Norvex Supply is an mond and Lexington, Kentucky. Their real important partner in keeping our commuestate agents are ranked among the very nity clean and healthy. best in Southern, Southeastern, South CenTurning to University of the Cumberlands tral, and Central Kentucky, proudly servicing - In 1888, a group of Baptist Ministers foundevery county and community across this ened a small college in Kentucky known as the tire area. Williamsburg Institute, for the purpose of We hope you enjoy this, the 22nd edition of preparing young adults for lives as servant Strictly Business, and wish you all a healthy leaders. In 1913, following the acquisition of and prosperous Summer 2022.

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CHAMBER FEATURED MEMBER:

COMING CLEAN: NORVEX SUPPLY CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN BUSINESS IN 2022

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hen it comes to cleaning, the Norvell family has seen it all. From floor care to odor control to laundry and dishwashers, Norvex, formerly Southeastern Janitorial Supply, has remained as a go-to source for chemicals, supplies and equipment in the state of Kentucky. As explained by former President Danny Norvell, the business actually got its start as Southeastern Chemical Co. in 1972, located on South Main Street in Corbin. When the original owner, Milton Oaks, passed away in 1976, his widow and Norvell’s mother, who had been a silent investor since the beginning, became equal partners. They decided to bring on retired 7-Up plant manager Bill Green to run the business until he resigned in 1981, which is when Norvell himself came into the fold as president.

Story and photographs by Trevor Sherman

“We ran it by a shoe string for quite some time,” Norvell explained. “But I knew it had potential.” Norvell changed the name of the business to Southeastern Janitorial a couple of years later, and that is what customers knew it as until 2014 when the name was changed again, this time to Norvex Supply. Eleven years prior to the final name change, the business relocated from South Main Street to the current location of 1807 Goodwin Street, just a couple of blocks over. All along the way, regardless of name or location, Norvex has maintained its status as this region’s most reliable source of paper products, cleaning chemicals, janitorial supplies and equipment. Eventually, Danny stepped aside as president of the company, allowing his wife, Linda, to take over those duties, and when their son, Martin, graduated college in


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the mid-nineties, he stepped in and began handling many of the day-to-day operations. Now vice president, Martin Norvell said, “With 50 years of industry experience, we have managed to develop a lot of supply chain connections, and establish relationships with top manufacturers. We are a full spectrum facility supplier, and with two different distribution centers (Corbin and Elizabethtown), we can cover pretty much anywhere in Kentucky, and even some areas of bordering states as well.” Still, despite the growth of the company, the Norvells want to make it known that they are still very much a family-owned small business at heart. “We continue to see more mergers in this industry,” Martin explained. “That tends to be okay at first, but then it tends to flow into a more corporate structure where a lot of the personal service is sacrificed. It becomes less about the service, and more about just moving product.” For this reason, Norvex prides itself not only on the quality of the products that it offers, but even more so on the service that it provides after the sale. “Martin and I have talked extensively about the service aspect,” Danny Norvell said. “People still like to have that personal service. You’re not really just selling floor finish. You’re selling a nice, clean, shiny floor. It’s the same with window cleaner. You’re actually selling a clean window to the Photos below courtesy of Norvex

customer, and not just a bottle of solution. Then, if something goes wrong, we’re there to help figure out why, and offer guidance.” “We tend to be a little faster, and more responsive than many of the bigger companies out there,” Martin added. “That is what continues to make us so effective in the industry. We want to take care of our customers, and save them money through efficiency, not just good pricing on products.” Moving into the future, Norvex Supply is looking to continue growing and changing to better suit the needs of their customers across a wide range of industries, such as hospitality, education, medical, long-term care, automotive and food service, just to name a few. That includes expanding upon already existing options, such as online ordering, and incorporating new technologies, such as the digital temperature monitoring system that debuted earlier this year. Of course, a strong knowledge in various dispensing systems, and the ability to service equipment will always be a main focus for Norvex technicians and sales representatives, as will their auto-restock program, which has never been more valuable to customers than it is right now, in 2022. “We know that our customers are dealing with limited labor and time,” Martin Norvell said. “So, we like to offer automatic restocking, which results in a lot of labor savings. In addition to monitoring any chemical systems, we will also perform routine checks


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of supplies, making sure to maintain adequate stock levels. It is one way that we can make life a little easier for our customers.” In the end, the Norvell family is proud to be servicing customers farand-wide under the Norvex Supply banner, but after 50 years in business, they With 50 years of inknow that none of it would dustry experience, have been possible without we have managed the support of the busito develop a lot nesses, schools and mediof supply chain cal facilities right here in the connections, and tri-county area. establish relation“Our local area has been ships with top so great, and so supportmanufacturers. ive,” Martin Norvell said. “We are lucky to be doing a lot of business in a lot of places, but our local communities have always been our bread and butter.

We know that, and we appreciate that. We truly do love taking care of our local partners.” For more information on Norvex Supply, look them up online at www.norvex.net, or search for Norvex Supply Cleaning Solutions on Facebook.

Since 1977 we have been Serving the tri-county area. t We look forward to many more years to come! • Payroll • Monthly Bookkeeping & Financials • Tax Professionals To schedule an appointment or for more information call

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Let’s face it: choosing the right college is not an easy task. There are many factors to consider, especially when it comes to price. For most parents, finding a college that is financially affordable is a top priority. Most colleges are quick to tell you their tuition cost, but that is rarely reflective of the full cost of college. There’s also room and board. Laundry fees. Textbooks. Parking fees. Technology fees. Recreation fees. Need we go on? The good news: that isn’t the case at University of the Cumberlands. Our sticker price is what you pay, period. We believe you and your student should be able to afford an education, learn in a quality academic setting, and have your needs put first, without all the fine print. That’s the Cumberlands Commitment.

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CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS

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niversity of the Cumberlands continues to earn its reputation as one of the nation’s top colleges. The University of the Cumberlands has racked up so many accolades in recent years that it has been difficult to keep track. And rightfully so. With a continued emphasis on campus expansion and beautification, plus a neverending effort to find new and innovative ways to cater to both existing and prospective enrollees, the university has earned the right to be considered among the top institutions for higher education in the entire country. A recent press release from the university offered details of the impressive five recognitions bestowed by Colleges of Distinction for the 2022-23 academic year, saying, “The university made Colleges of Distinction’s nationwide listing of top colleges, top Christian colleges, top colleges in Kentucky, top

Story by Trevor Sherman

business degree programs, and top education degree programs.” “This marks the fifth consecutive year Cumberlands has made Colleges of Distinction’s list of top colleges in the nation. Cumberlands is only one of seven Kentucky colleges recognized by the organization for the 2022-2023 academic year.” “Colleges of Distinction looks at four pillars when deciding to give a college their stamp of approval: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.” In addition to this achievement, Cumberlands has also gained national notoriety recently for its online offerings, with U.S. News and World Reports naming the online graduate education and online graduate psychology programs in their latest top 300 report. The university’s online Doctor of Education program was also included in Princeton Review’s top


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50 list, and Money.com ranked U of C 461 out of 671 on their “Best Colleges in America 2022” report. Growing from 1,300 student on campus in 2005 to over 19,000 students worldwide in 2022, Cumberlands is clearly doing many things right. Much of that success can be attributed to the vision and leadership from President Larry Cockrum. Under Dr. Cockrum’s watch during the past eight years, U of C has expanded its offerings considerably, with over 170 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and certificate programs now available. The university has also gone to great lengths to ensure that a college education is not only attainable, but affordable as well, making headlines in recent years by cutting the cost of tuition considerably, and even offering free textbooks. Financially speaking, Cumberlands has used enrollment revenue to invest in campus programs and facilities, allowing them to

operate debt-free as of June 2022. “I believe we were all put on this earth to help people,” Dr. Cockrum said in a recent Q&A. “The success of a president isn’t defined by position or power, but by the positive impact they have on the lives of others. We are here to serve our students. As a university, our success is defined by the success of our students.” Looking ahead, the University of the Cumberlands will continue to make every effort to be as accommodating as possible to its enrollees, whether that means winning awards for safety on campus, further expanding both in-person and online programs, or working with students to ensure that they can earn a college degree while sustaining minimal debt, or no debt at all in many cases. For more information visit the University of the Cumberlands online at www.ucumberlands.edu.


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Jarrett Jackson, third generation builder, and David Jackson, President

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HACKER BROTHERS INC.

hat’s the secret to maintaining a thriving business for over five decades? Hacker Brothers, Inc. Owner and President David Jackson has a pretty simple answer to that question, “Build the project as if you were building it for yourself.” And, stand behind the project that you deliver. “We have built our business on quality work and attention to the client’s needs. This principal has served us well. My company’s slogan is, ’building for the future.’ We stand on the principals of skill, integrity and responsibility. We strive to deliver a quality project to the client’s satisfaction. We want our owners to be satisfied with the project they have invested in,” Jackson said. Originally founded in Corbin in 1957 and now located in London, Hacker Brothers, Inc. is a general contractor and construction manager that builds schools, banks, office buildings, medStory and photos by Mark White

ical care facilities and numerous other types of buildings. Jackson began working at Hacker Brothers, Inc. in 1984 after graduating from Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in construction management. Jackson purchased the company in 2001. “My company is blessed to always have projects under construction and future projects in the development phase. We typically maintain five to eight active primary projects,” he said. A typical project will usually employ 100-300 tradesmen during the course of the project. Many of those are local people. “I believe in buying local and hiring local people. I want to promote our area and local talent always. I am thankful for every employee that I have. Most of them live in this area,” Jackson said. Throughout the years, Hacker Brothers has built projects for many clients. And, has had the


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privilege to build multiple projects for client/ owners including: Corbin Independent Schools, Laurel County Public Schools, East Bernstadt Independent Schools, Laurel County Public Library and University of the Cumberlands. Currently Hacker Brothers is completing the new Corbin Career Center at the Corbin High School campus. The building, which will open this fall, includes two lab/shop spaces and a shared training class room. The focus of the building is to introduce students to the construction trades. The courses being taught this fall will be commercial carpentry and industrial HVAC/sheetmetal. Students can spend their high school years learning a skill that can lead to immediate em-

ployment upon completion of the courses. Jackson, a graduate of Corbin High School, said that promoting the construction industry is a passion for him. “I, along with many of my subcontractors, look forward to hiring students upon completion of the program. I applaud the Corbin Board of Education for offering vocational learning opportunities and being dedicated to providing first-class facilities for all students,” Jackson said. A few of Hacker Brothers other current projects include: the addition and renovation of Tri-County Cineplex, Laurel County Day Treatment, The Appalachian Wildlife Center at Boone’s Ridge in Bell County, and the addition and renovation at North Laurel High School.

Photo of Corbin Middle School above and Appalachian Wildlife Center project in Bell County below courtesy of Hacker Brothers, Inc.


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Chamber News Corbin Independent Schools received a $20,000 grant check during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, July 8, 2022 to celebrate completion of a remodel project of Pilot in north Corbin, which was the company’s firstever travel center. Corbin Superintendent Dave Cox said that the funding would go towards the Corbin Career Center, which will open next month and provide vocational classes in carpentry and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC).

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ENTURY 21® Advantage Realty began operaentire U.S., and the #1 CENTURY 21® company in tions in April 1997. The founder, owner, and Kentucky. principal broker of the company is Steve CENTURY 21® Advantage Realty is also all about Robinson of London, Kentucky. service. The company vision is “Leading Steve is a U.S. Army veteran, having by Serving.” Each office is asked to field served on active duty after graduating a “C-Squad” which is an agent led and a from Cumberland College from May staffed committee that plans and exe1986 thru January 1992; three of those cutes one community event each month years he served in Germany. Since 1992 of the year. Every month of every year Steve has continuously served in the you can see these agents out and about Kentucky Army National Guard; he volin their various communities leading by unteered and deployed to Iraq in 2003, serving. The C-Squad has relationships and he has achieved the rank of Colowith most every charitable organization nel. He currently remains in service and in each of the communities they serve, now has over 35 years of military service. and they can often be found both preSteve married his wife Lisa in 1986 and senting company monetary donations Steve Robinson they have two children, Luke and Maddy. and also working at these various local Steve served as a real estate salesman organizations. with his father, Albert Robinson, after departing the Additionally, CENTURY 21® has adopted the Ameractive Army, from March 1992 until opening CENican Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge as its company ® TURY 21 Advantage Realty in April 1997. charity of choice. CENTURY 21® Advantage Realty ® CENTURY 21 Advantage Realty has been all has a company event each December at the Hope about growth from the beginning; starting with just Lodge, several years ago replacing their company Steve and one agent friend, the company has now Christmas party with the annual Hope Lodge event. grown to approximately 200 real estate agents in We bring Christmas to the Hope Lodge, where we six, soon to be seven, offices across Kentucky. The strive to live out our vision for community service. company finished the year 2021 with well over 2000 CENTURY 21® Advantage Realty is also all about closed transactions, solidly positioning it as one of agents. The company mission statement is “We emthe top five hundred fifty real estate companies (all power agents to provide consumers with the finest companies, all brands) in the entire U.S., the 24th service offered in the real estate industry by equiphighest producing CENTURY 21® company in the ping our agents with world class technology, coach-


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CENTURY 21 ADVANTAGE REALTY ing, and training.” The company is designed to put agents in a winning position. They do this on purpose, and it can be seen in how they are structured; starting with a non-competing principal broker. The company also works to ensure each office has an Office Administrator, a Mentor, and a Coach/ Leader, all of which are resources directly available to the agents to call on for help, guidance, and advice. CENTURY 21® Advantage Realty is also all about customers. The quality service motto is “Our customers deserve and will receive the finest service ever offered by any real estate organization.” Although not perfect, the goal is to live out this quality service motto with every customer, and in every transaction. CENTURY 21® Advantage Realty considers it a great honor to be a CENTURY 21® franchisee. CENTURY 21® is the “Most Recognized Name in Real Estate.” The brand has won that honor for more than twenty years running. Polling shows when consumers are asked to

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CURRENT CHAMBER MEMBERS •4ever Graphics & Design •Air Med Care Network •Alzheimer’s Association •American Business Systems •Appalachian Wireless •AT&T •AT&T Store •Austin City Saloon •Avizion Glass LLC •BABT Credit •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 •BHG Corbin •Bissell’s •Bluegrass Care Navigators •Brandeis Machinery & Supply Company •Breaktime Vending •Bree’s On Main •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 •Comfort Inn & Suites •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 Housing Authority •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 Senior Citizens Center •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 Perry •David’s Steaks, Buffet & Catering •Davis Salvage •Dayspring Health •Delta Natural Gas •Donevon Storm Insurance Agency, Inc •East Kentucky Telecom •Eastern Kentucky University - Corbin •Eastern Kentucky UniversityWorkforce Education •Edward Jones •Edward Jones •Elk Creek Cottage Airbnb •Encore Communications, Inc. •Eubanks Electrical Supply, Inc. •Factory Connection, LLC •Falls Road Plaza •Firestone Industrial Products •First Baptist Church •First Care Clinic •First Financial Credit •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 Brother’s Maintenance LLC •Freeman Family Practice •Freeman, Childers & Howard •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 Haigen Home •Hampton Inn by Hilton, Williamsburg •Hampton Inn Corbin •Hart Funeral Home Inc. •Heaberlin Supply •Heltaco LLC DBA Orkin Pest Control •Hillcrest Health and Rehab Center

•Holiday Inn Express of Corbin •Holiday Inn Express, Williamsburg •Hometown Bank of Corbin •Hoover Properties •Houchens - Save A Lot •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 •Kentucky Blood Center •Kentucky Creative LLC •KentuckyOne Health Cancer Care •Kiwanis Club of Corbin •KOWA Kentucky, Inc. •L&N Federal Credit Union •LaDonna’s LLC •Larkey HVAC •Laurel Garden •LDRM •Leanna Cosmetics •Legacy Ford Lincoln Chevrolet Buick GMC •Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors •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 •New Beginnings Real Estate LLC •New Hope Ministries •Noah+Moses Children’s Resale and Consignment •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 •Pierce Dant Hamblin Post #3167 - VFW •Planet Earth PC •PNC Bank •Progress Rail •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 •Small Business Development Center - EKU •Somerset Community College •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 Great Escape Corbin •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 •Tire Discounters •Tomahawks LLC •Total Foot and Ankle •Transamerica Agency Network Corbin •Tri-County Cineplex •Trinity Family Health, PLLC •U.S. Small Business Administration •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 •Williamsburg Health and Rehab Center •Williamsburg Insurance Agency •Williamsburg Tourism Commission •Wilson Equipment Co., Inc. •WYMT-TV


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“THEY’RE INTERESTED IN YOU AS A WHOLE PERSON.” — Kim Swafford, Orthopedic Care Success Story

As a self-described go-getter, Kim Swafford doesn’t let anything get her down: “I’m all the way, give it all you can, go with the gusto.” Despite falling while doing some last-minute cleaning before a family vacation, she hobbled onto the camper and headed on to Florida. She returned home to Corbin to learn she had a serious knee injury. Fortunately, the vigor that led to the injury also steered her through surgery and a lengthy recovery that put her back on her feet and on the road again. “Baptist Health outpatient therapy was awesome and knew exactly what exercises I needed to strengthen my muscles. To be able to do things with my grandkids is very fun. If I couldn’t do those things, it just wouldn’t be the same.” Learn more about our advanced Orthopedics Care at BaptistHealth.com/Ortho.

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