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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.

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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

Citizens Bank had a large community turnout for their open house and ribbon cutting that was held on Saturday, January 21, 2012, for their newly remodeled bank in Brodhead, Kentucky.  The bank will officially be open for business on January 23rd, 2012.

During the ribbon cutting ceremony Mr. Corey Craig, Citizens Bank President/CEO spoke about the bank's history and it's commitment to the serving the community.  He also thanked everyone that made the renovations possible.

Citizens Bank underwent a complete renovation and reconfiguration of the interior and exterior.  The bank was wanting to make the interior more modern and functional for the community and the staff.  To achieve more office space, a larger lobby and relocate the teller line to a more convenient area in the bank load-bearing walls were removed and replaced with new piers, columns, and structural beams.  Although the square footage of the building remained the same it gave the appearance that the bank had been expanded. 

The exterior of the building also received major changes that included the brick veneer being removed and replaced, a new shingle roof, new sidewalks and the construction of a tower entryway.  There were new arched windows that were added throughout the building that gave it a more stylish and fresh appearance.

The Branscum Construction Team's dedication to excellence has allowed Citizens Bank to provide a modern financial institution to serve the community's need.  The Branscum Construction Team consisted of David Milam, project manager and Jim Gibert was the project superintendent.

citizens bank ribbon cutting

Community Trust Bank approved and awarded Branscum Construction Company the General Contractor for their new branch bank in Columbia, Kentucky. The new branch bank is set to start construction immediately.

The Project Manager for this project is Sandra Honaker and Chris Hudgins will be the Superintendent.

What Clients are Saying About Branscum

“We have utilized the services of this firm since 1991; spanning my entire tenure as superintended of the Whitley County School System.”

—Lonnie Anderson, Superintendent, Whitley County School