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The Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Garrard County Justice Center was held on Thursday, September 24, 2009, in Lancaster, KY.   A large crowd including city, county, and state officials were on hand to help celebrate the start of this new facility.

Due to rain, the main ceremony was held inside the current courthouse, with standing room only.  After the speeches were over there was a small break in the weather, and everyone moved back outside for the official groundbreaking.  Shovels and hardhats were handed out and participants tossed the first ceremonial shovels full of dirt to mark the start of construction.

The new Garrard County Justice Center will house the county's District, Circuit, Family and Drug Courts.  The Offices of the Property Valuation Administrator, County Clerk, and Judge-Executive will remain in the current courthouse.  The project is expected to be completed in the winter of 2010 and cost $11.9 million.

Branscum-Pepper Construction, LLC  is the Construction Manager for this project and the architect for the project is Brandstetter Carroll.  The project manager is Jeff Cook and Bill Bridges is the Project Superintendent. 

Garrard County Justice Center Breaks Ground

Branscum Construction Company, Inc. and the Lake Cumberland District Health Department held a Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, August 27, 2009, for the new Russell County Health Department in Jamestown, KY.    A large crowd was on hand for the event; including elected officials, board members of the LCDHD, associates of the Russell County Health Department and other members of the Russell County community.

The new 16,000 square foot facility will be located on Fruit of the Loom Drive on 7.5 acres and will provide the Russell County Health Department with much-needed room for all of the agencies that are housed in the current crowded facility.  The new building is projected to take 10 months to complete.

The Site Package for the new Health Department will bid September 30th at 1:00 p.m. CST at the Russell County Court House, Circuit Court Room 410 in Jamestown, KY.  While the remaining bid process for construction bid packages will be scheduled in a couple of weeks.

Branscum Construction is the Construction Manager on the project and Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. will serve as Architect.  Mr. Jeff Cook is the Project Manager on this project and the Superintendent is TBD. 

RC Health Dept ground breaking

Wildcat Harley Davidson located on the Hal Rogers Parkway in London, KY skipped the traditional ribbon cutting.  Instead, they choose to use an acetylene torch to burn through a chain to officially open the new Harley Davidson dealership on June 1, 2009. Branscum Construction began working with owner, Scott Maddux and Shane Richmond in fall of 2008 designing a new Harley dealership. This project was completed in 6 months, despite the cold, wet weather we encountered this past winter. The store encompasses 32,000 square feet of floor space. The new dealership has a parts and service department, showroom, design center, accessories, and apparel area, along with a rider's lounge and an outside fire pit. There will be more Grand Opening festivities on July 11, 2009.

Harley Davidson chain cutting

At the 20th Annual Associated General Contractors of Kentucky dinner on February 19th, Branscum Construction Company Inc. was recognized for two of their outstanding construction projects. 

2009 Building Construction

$11 - $15 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award 

Russell County Auditorium and Natatorium - Russell Springs, KY

2009 Building Construction

$16 - $25 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award 

David L. Williams Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural & Expo Complex

Corbin, KY

The AGC of Kentucky presents the Build Kentucky Award in recognition of the Commonwealth's most outstanding construction projects.  For a project to be eligible for these prestigious awards they must have been completed in 2009 and demonstrate innovative construction techniques, state-of-the-art advancement, community improvement, project management and environmental sensitivity. 

Branscum Construction has been awarded numerous AGC "Build Kentucky" Awards in previous years.  The most recent projects having been:

2008 AGC Build Kentucky Award 

First Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY

2007 AGC Build Kentucky Award 

Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University

Building Construction:

$11 - $15 Million AGC "Build Kentucky" Award

Russell County Auditorium & Natatorium Complex

The Russell County Board of Education was looking to strengthen their Arts & Humanities programs, expand their Physical Education Curriculum and increase their classroom space to accommodate recent growth in the district.  The Board of Education partnered with Branscum Construction to create a unique design that would tie together three diverse types of building pads and structures into one common facility.  This landmark project consists of approximately 64,000 square feet with 10 classrooms, a large capacity multi-purpose room, an auditorium that seats more than 700 guests, along with an exercise room and a natatorium which consists of an eight lane competition pool.  The new facility will provide multiple uses to this growing community and the school system. 

Building Construction:

$16 - $25 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award

David L. Williams Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural & Expo Complex

The City of Corbin sought a facility that would bring both entertainment and promote economic development to this region of Kentucky.  The new arena was designed with traditional features while incorporating modern design and engineering.  The building is pre-engineered with several conventional steel components; the exterior uses a combination of split face block and architectural siding with an abundance of glass storefronts and an illuminated tower feature.  It consists of 132,000 square feet and has approximately 5,000 fixed seats and room for an additional 2,000 portable seats.  The Arena will be used for concerts, sporting events, tradeshows and various other types of entertainment.

Branscum Construction would like to formally thank everyone who worked on both of these projects.  This honor would not have been possible without the dedication of our valued subcontractors, architectural firms & the Branscum Construction staff.  We would like to express our gratitude to Superintendent Scott Pierce with the Russell County Board of Education.  As well as Mayor Willard McBurney & City Manager Bill Ed Cannon with the City of Corbin.  Thank You!

Branscum Construction Winner of Two AGC Build KentuckyDSC 0053

U.S. Congressman Harold Rogers, Local Officials & Community Leaders dedicated The Center for Rural Development's New and Enhanced Network Operations Center (NOC) & Kitchen at Ribbon Cutting Event

Nearly 100 local officials, community leaders, and others joined U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset on Monday, January 25th  for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony for The Center's newly relocated and enhanced Network Operations Center (NOC) and full-service commercial kitchen.

Congressman Rogers, surrounded by The Center's staff, representatives of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS), and other invited guests, celebrated the opening of the $1.2 million renovated facility at its new 2,900 square foot home on the second floor of the south wing of The Center.

The NOC is a biometrically protected and secured data center that provides highly secure data and server-storage services for the online infrastructures of hosting and data clients including more than a quarter-million web-based accounts throughout Kentucky and the nation.

Following the dedication of the NOC, Congressman Rogers and the other guests attended a second ribbon cutting and reception in The Center's newly opened, full-service commercial kitchen located on the facility's first floor near two spacious exhibit halls and five meeting ballrooms. The kitchen is stocked with the latest equipment and accessories on the market for on-site food preparation.

Branscum Construction Company, Inc completed construction work on both the kitchen and NOC ahead of schedule.  The Branscum Construction Team was Project Manager Larry McEnroe and Superintendent Jeff Meredith.

Center for Rural Development Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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