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The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Kentucky held their 22nd annual awards banquet on Friday, February 24th in Lexington, Kentucky.  During this event, Branscum Construction Company, Jerry Herndon Architect and the owners, Larue County Geriatric Center were presented with the 2011 "Build Kentucky" Award for the design and construction of the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

The AGC's "Build Kentucky" Award is presented in recognition of the Commonwealth's most prestigious projects that stand out due to their excellence in construction, project management, innovative design, state-of-art advancements and their positive impact on the community and the environment.  This honor is widely recognized by construction professionals, the design community and the Commonwealth's top owners.

Receiving the $11 - $15 Million AGC "Build Kentucky" Award for construction of the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home on behalf of Branscum Construction Company were Mrs. Sandra Honaker, Project Manager, Mr. Chris Hudgins and Mr. Jim Rock, Project Superintendents.  Mr. Josh Branscum accepted the award on behalf of the owner Larue County Geriatric Center.  Mr. Jerry Herndon accepted the award for Jerry Herndon Architect Firm.

2011 Building Construction
$11 - $15 Million AGC Build Kentucky Award
Sunrise Manor Nursing Home
Hodgenville, KY
 

The new two story Sunrise Manor consists of 90,785 square feet with the capacity of 130 long term resident's rooms.  Sunrise Manor Nursing Home offers a wide variety of care, with skilled, semi skilled care for short-term and long term residents and Alzheimer care.  The facility is also equipped with the capacity for adult daycare and inpatient and outpatient physical therapy along with other forms of therapy.  The innovative design of the resident's rooms is unique to other nursing homes with the rooms being built at an angle; this allows for maximum privacy to each occupant.  This layout permits two residents per room but provides each resident the feeling of a private room with an individual window, storage units, their own flat screen TV and extra living space.  The facility includes a beauty salon, two dining areas, spacious halls and numerous sitting parlors.  There is also a courtyard to allow the residents enjoyment and relaxation outside the facility.

Sunrise Manor offers a new way of thinking and living for people who have found themselves in need for a long term facility for a loved one.  It is also an asset to the community by offering physical, occupational and speech therapy services.  The unique architectural design and layout of this project sets the mark for future nursing homes.

This honor would not have been possible without the dedication of our valued subcontractors, Jerry Herndon Architect, and the entire Branscum Construction Team.  Branscum would like to express our gratitude to Larue County Geriatric Center and everyone at Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.  Branscum Construction would also like to formally thank everyone who worked on the Sunrise Manor Nursing Home.

Branscum Construction has been the recipient of numerous AGC "Build Kentucky" Awards over the past 22 years and each award is accredited to Branscum Construction's dedication to "Building for Excellence".  The most recent projects recognized are; 2010 for Garrard County High School in Lancaster, KY.  In 2009 for Russell County Auditorium and Natatorium in Russell Springs, KY and David L. Williams Southeastern Kentucky Agricultural & Expo Complex in Corbin, KY.  In 2008 for First Baptist Church in Russell Springs, KY and 2007 for Ransdell Chapel at Campbellsville University.

2012 Build Kentucky Award

US WorldMeds held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 12th to officially mark the beginning of construction on their new US WorldMeds Corporate Headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. 

There were over 75 people on hand for the ceremony, including Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.  "It's very symbolic when you plant roots like this and put up a tremendous building, it really says something about we're here to stay, we're here to grow and keep growing a great international company."

During the ceremony CEO Breckinridge Jones introduced the construction team that will be working together to build the new US WorldMeds Headquarters.  The architectural team Potter & Associates Architects and the Construction Managers Branscum Construction Company, Inc.

The Louisville-based pharmaceutical, US WorldMeds Headquarters will be located on Springdale Road near The Summit shopping center.  The new headquarters will be a 45,000 square foot space with 3 stories.  It will be very energy efficient with LED lighting and efficient heating system.  The unique design will consist of large dome skylight and curved glass entryway to sure ensure a bright and open.  Construction will begin early fall 2013 and finish early 2015.

US WorldMeds

US WorldMeds is a closely-held, Kentucky-based specialty pharmaceutical company. Our mission is to develop, license and commercialize unique and significant specialty pharmaceuticals that address unmet medical needs or overcome limitations of existing products.

Organized on March 23, 2001, by current CEO Paul Breckinridge "Breck" Jones, US WorldMeds holds true to our founder's original vision to become a substantial global operating enterprise while remaining closely-held and able to capitalize on local and experienced talent. US WorldMeds remains committed to continuing to expand into a major corporate citizen and a formidable source of innovative pharmaceutical products and high-quality jobs for generations to come - both in our Louisville headquarters and our satellite offices and manufacturing facilities.

While starting at home and planting deep roots may have been our founding principles, US WorldMeds' mission now stretches far beyond city, state or national borders. US WorldMeds continually strives to identify specialty products for niche patient groups and increase access to those treatments across the globe. The company has built a platform for success on two primary strengths: sound science and targeted commercialization.

To fulfill its mission, US WorldMeds will strive to seek well-positioned strategic partnerships; asset divestitures and acquisition or licensing opportunities to expand our portfolio; and to open doors to new domestic and international markets, all to create greater access to care for the patients we serve.

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Adair County Board of Education held a Ground Breaking Ceremony for the Adair County New Elementary School on July 10th, 2012.  The new school will replace the aging Col. Wm Casey School.   The crowd on hand included the Adair County Board of Education, members of the community, Construction Manager Branscum Construction Company and architect firm Sherman, Carter, Barnhart.

In the background, site preparation was preparing to begin immediately after the ceremony. The new school is anticipated to be completed early fall of 2013.

adair county elementary school ground breaking

A Dedication Service & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the New Go Center of First Baptist Church, Russell Springs was held on May 20th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm.  Several members of the congregation made remarks during the dedication.

Pastor Jeff Griffin comments, "Today, we celebrate together another significant milestone in the blessed life of this great church!  The beautiful new "Go Center represents hours of combined and concentrated planning meetings, research, sacrificial giving, prayers, and professional skills."

"Go Center is specifically designed for ministering the life of Jesus as well as our enjoyment.  The four classrooms, youth hall, and gym will provide endless evangelism and life-changing bible study opportunities.  We refuse to allow the Center to become just another place to play or sandbox."

"On our continued journey in the kingdom of God, we, as members of First Baptist Church do dedicate this beautiful facility and rededicate all other buildings and properties to the honor and glory of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

Following the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting the congregation enjoyed touring their new facility.

Check out Branscum Construction Facebook for more pictures of the Dedication and Ribbon Cutting.

first baptist church go center russell springs

Everyone is invited to attend the Grand Re-Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of the newly remodeled McDonald's of Barbourville, KY on May 2, 2012, at 10:00 AM EST.

McDonald's of Barbourville
20 Parkway Plaza
Barbourville, KY 40906
 
Owners:  Rick & Susan Mann
 
Branscum Construction recently finished a complete renovation of the McDonald of Barbourville.  The remodel consisted of a new exterior to revamp the storefront to look more modern.  While the interior also underwent major changes too. 

The Center for Rural Development and Forward in the Fifth"s latest live webinar yesterday afternoon featured professionals in the human services, education, and construction sectors as part of a week of live "College and Career Readiness: Moving Forward" web broadcasts in conjunction with the statewide Operation Preparation week in Kentucky. 

Host Michael Cornett, far left, director of marketing and public relations for The Center, welcomed panelists Carroll Ann Busher, second from left, director of Eastern Kentucky Child Care Coalition; Dr. Sandy Medley, staff psychologist at Bluegrass Oakwood; and Josh Branscum, director of marketing, estimating and design at Branscum Construction.

Students in 120 middle and high schools in 32 Kentucky counties have access to the week's live webinars, and even more, students will when the videotaped segments are made available to educators across the state and region.

Operation Preparation, which is being observed in Kentucky from March 12-16, helps students learn about a variety of careers directly from professionals in numerous fields.

The webinar project, funded by a United States Department of Education i3 grant, is presented by Forward in the Fifth, a nonprofit organization and affiliate of The Center; Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative; Green River Regional Educational Cooperative; WIN Learning; and Sonic Foundry.

Students within the primary service regions of Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative and Green River Regional Educational Cooperative in Western and Eastern Kentucky may submit questions to the panel via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Forward in the Fifth College and career webinars

The Dedication Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting for the New Garrard County Justice Center were held Thursday, March 1, 2012.  There were several hundred members of the community including local and state dignitaries on hand to help celebrate the completion of this grand complex.

Garrard County Judge-Executive John Wilson was among the speakers during the dedication, "This has been a wonderful project for downtown and helped revitalize our square.  It has pumped some new energy into our community."  Other honored guest speakers were the Reverend Earl Thornton, Donna Powell, State Representative Lonnie N. Napier, State Senator Tom Buford, Chief District Judge Bill Oliver, Supreme Court of Kentucky Justice Daniel J. Venters, Chief Justice John D. Minton, Chief Circuit Judge Hunter Daugherty, and Reverend Lisa Eye.

The Garrard County Justice Center includes Circuit Court, District Court, Family Court, Circuit Court Clerk Offices and other judicial staff and administrative offices.  The 40,473 square feet justice center is equipped with the latest computer, video, and networking technology.  The highest level of security is provided through a single point entry with a magnetometer and a security team in place with access to top of the line security equipment and cameras.   For added safety, prisoners will be segregated from the public by separate entrance and corridors.

The Garrard County Justice Center was designed to meet the standards mandated by the Administrative Office of the Courts.  The architect for this complex was Brandstetter Carroll form Lexington.  Branscum Construction Company of Russell Springs was the Construction Manager.  The Branscum Construction team consisted of Jeff Cook, Project Manager, and Todd Sadler, Project Superintendent.

garrard county justice center ribbon cutting

What Clients are Saying About Branscum

“Simply put, Branscum Construction was fantastic to deal with. Thanks to Branscum’s attention to detail and round-the-clock availability.”

—Alan W. Reed, Adair County Schools