Looking for the Positives

Jeff Turner grew up in Texas loving low-rider bicycles and skateboards. He was an active kid who loved being outside. When he graduated high school, his mother suggested he consider going to college or going into the military. Knowing that he didn’t want to go to school, he enlisted in the Navy. At 18 years…

Harlee Hoggs BBQ Celebrates First Year in Business

Veronica Littlepage says that for the past 22 years, she’s worked in nearly every kind of restaurant there is, including almost all the fast food chains. According to her, it’s all that she knows how to do. After a few years, she began using her experience and skills to help other entrepreneurs open restaurants. Then one day, it dawned…

FFA Member Becomes Farms to Food Bank Grower

The PADD is proud to be the regional distribution center for USDA commodity food programs and Feeding America, Kentucky’s Heartland. As a member of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks (KAFB), we work with local farmers like Logan Byrd, who sells Grade 2 commercial produce that is purchased by KAFB’s Farms to Food Banks program. The produce is then…

A Love Affair with Kentucky Lake Brings Investment

Roger and Tamara Elledge live in Sikeston, Missouri. They own a business and have raised their family there. But their hearts are tied to the shores of Jonathan Creek, located on Kentucky Lake. Both of the Elledge’s began visiting the area as kids. Tamara’s family owned a lake house within the area that became Land Between…

She Never Gave Up on Her Dreams

At 29 years old, Sarepta Elliott knows life doesn’t always go the way you plan. She knows that things will happen and they will interrupt your dreams. She knows it takes hard work to be successful. Along her journey to earning an associates degree in dental assisting, she’s had setback after setback. But she never…

Accepting the Challenge to Grow

Centrifugal compressors deliver high flow air capacity by efficiently transferring energy. They are used in a variety of applications: from gas turbines, oil refineries, air-conditioning, pneumatics, venting, pipelines, manufacturing and much more. Graves County is the epicenter of the centrifugal compressors. It all began when Ingersoll-Rand, a centrifugal compressor manufacturing company laid off its service department to…