Meet Our Staff


Click on one of the people below to find out more information.

  • Mr. Jack Kain, Founder
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    Mr. Jack Kain has been a dealer since 1952 and sets the tone for Jack Kain Ford employees by making an effort to meet every customer.

    To get away from his parents' dairy farm as a young man, he started selling cars in 1947 while attending the University of Kentucky majoring in pre-law. After a stint in the Air Force, he returned to Kentucky in 1953 and bought a DeSoto/Plymouth dealership in Frankfort with help from his father.

    He sold the dealership in 1960 after Ford offered him the opportunity to buy a store located in Frankfort. He has purchased other dealerships and brands over the years, fixing them up and then selling them. He sold the original Ford store in Frankfort and bought the Versailles store in 1979. In 2003, the Ford store moved from a 2-acre location to a modern facility on 12 acres where it currently resides.

    Years ago, he spearheaded an economic development authority to attract industry jobs to the Lexington region. "The area was so dependent on tobacco, we had to do something," Kain says. His efforts helped convince Toyota to build a plant in the area, which led to the creation of 3,500 jobs.

    Kain has a large family, with nine children, 21 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Four children work at Jack Kain Ford.


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  • Bob Kain, General Manager
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    Born into the "Baby Buster" generation, often called the MTV Generation or Gen X, Robert (Bob) Kain graduated from Lexington Catholic High School and earned his bachelor's degree from EKU in 1987 with a major in Police Administration. He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a military policeman before receiving an honorable discharge in 1988. It was a natural transition into the automotive business over 28 years ago, a business he was born into. He learned the ropes from the best, his father Jack Kain and today Bob manages a staff of over 50 employees at the Jack Kain Ford dealership in Versailles.

    Bob serves as a trustee on the United Way of the Bluegrass Board of Directors, is the current Chairman of the Woodford County United Way Board, has given his time as a Big Brother and served on the Board of Directors for the Bluegrass Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization. He is a member of the Marine Corps League - Dan Daly Detachment for former Marines in the Bluegrass area. He is an active member of the National Automobile Dealers Association and the Kentucky Automobile Dealers Association. Bob has been married to Jan Kain for 21 years and they now reside in Midway, KY with four dogs.

    When Bob isn't running his family's twelve-time Ford President's Award winning dealership he enjoys exercising and hiking and is an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan.

     


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  • Vickie Kain-Fister, Operations Mgr
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    As the youngest daughter and middle child of the 9 Kain siblings, Vickie's introduction to the car business came after her graduation from Lexington Catholic High School. Vickie worked at the dealership throughout that summer before going to college at Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a degree in Juvenile Corrections.

    After spending 11 years working within the court system at Fayette District and Circuit Courts, Vickie went to work building Camry's at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Georgetown, KY to help support her family while her husband went back to college to earn his Accounting Degree. After 11 years on the line at Toyota, Vickie suffered a neck injury and had to leave a job she loved to take a sales position within the family business.

    Upon graduating from the Dealer Candidate Academy at the National Automobile Dealers Association in 2003, Vickie took a more active role in the management of the dealership. Currently she is the Operations Manager.

    Vickie and her husband Dan were married in 1978 and they have 2 sons that they are very proud of and 1 granddaughter that is the center of their universe. She has served on many Boards and Committees for organizations that range from the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce to her local church in an effort to help our community. While she has many charitable interests, she champions for organ donation and the unborn at every opportunity. At the end of the day, Vickie enjoys working in her flower garden and watching the sunset from her front porch.


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  • Bill Kain, New Car Manager
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    Growing up watching westerns Bill was drawn to the world of horses and began to look for opportunities within that business as soon as he was able to work.  Taking his first "real" job, away from the family dealership, at age 20 as a groom on a Woodford County thoroughbred farm. He learned everything he could about the breeding, raising and training of racehorses, and the management of pastures. Eventually hanging his own shingle on the family farm at Ducker Station in the early 90's. Meeting a multitude of fantastic people and enjoying life in the great outdoors.

    Bill met and married his wife Lynne in 1996 and after a few years of wedded bliss, had the first of two sons, Graham, in the spring of 1999 followed shortly thereafter by Lee in the fall of 2000. With two hungry and growing boys in diapers and looking at a lifetime of mounting expenses, Bill took an inventory of the horses he had tied his fortunes to, and began to have doubts about those animals ability to pay for the life he wanted for his family.

    Bill came back on board with Jack Kain Ford with the grand opening of the current dealership in 2003. He is thoroughly enjoying every aspect of life at the family dealership. Providing transportation and service to so many excellent customers has been a tremendous way of life for him and his family. Working closely with two brothers and his sister, with the guidance and experience of a wonderful father is a real blessing, and not one that Bill takes for granted. It often surprises people to learn how well these siblings work together and truly enjoy their time at the office. A true testament to the great parenting and the lessons of respect and courtesy they have received from Mr. Kain.

     


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  • Pat Kain, Sr. Sales Consultant
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    Pat was born in Lexington the 4th of nine children. Married to Mary, Pat has 2 children, Alex and Ellie. They live in Midway and attend church at Central Church of God in Georgetown, KY. Pat started at Jack Kain Ford when he was 12 years old, washing cars and cleaning the shop. He learned to work on cars and overhaul engine's and carburetor's, did tune up's and brake jobs as a teenager. He worked his way through the Parts Department and the Body Shop and was a Service Writer until the dealership moved to Versailles in 1979. He spent 2 years as Service Manager before he finally settled into sales in 1981.

    Along the way Pat ran his own car wash/detailing business and installed aftermarket radio's. He credit's the car business for allowing him to meet a lot of great and interesting people along the way, many of who he remains friends with today. He enjoys golf, hiking and hopes to one day get back to more fishing and hunting that he enjoyed as a youngster.

     


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  • David Griffith, Gen Sales Manager
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    A lifelong Kentucky resident and avid UK Basketball fan, David got his start in the automobile business in 1988 selling New Fords in Berea, KY, and worked there until the spring of 2003 when he joined the Jack Kain Ford Team as our New Car Sales Manager.  Since then, he has served in almost every position in the sales department including F&I Manager and Used Car Sales Manager, and has been our General Sales Manager since 2008.  

    David resides right here in Versailles and is married to our F&I manager Lee Griffith.  David is the proud father of two sons, Tyler & Matt, both of whom have served our country in the United States Marine Corps, and daughter Jennifer who resides in Paducah, and he is a beaming grandfather of five wonderful grandchildren. 

    You can catch him on the long running "Bob & Dave Show" on FOX 56 or ABC 36 every weekend with our General Manager Bob Kain, or you can listen them on the live call-in "Bob and Dave Radio Show" on WJMM 99.1 FM Christian Radio every Friday from 11:00am to 12:00pm for lighthearted and refreshing commentary and trivia.  Or better yet, come by the dealership, you will spot him right in the middle of our showroom, probably singing a song, and doing what he does best - helping our customers make their visit a great experience!


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  • Matt McCall, Used Car Manager
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    Matt McCall is a native of Woodford County, born and raised here. He graduated from Woodford County High School and has been in the automotive industry since shortly after graduation. A longtime Sales Associate with Jack Kain Ford, over 11 years, he's a Ford Motor Company and Jack Kain Ford multiple award winner. When Matt's not handling customer needs at the dealership, he enjoys playing golf and shooting pool, but above all Matt like spending his free time with people he cares about.


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  • Lee Griffith, Business Manager
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    Assuming the role of Business Manager in 2019, Lee was Title Clerk since May 2011. Lee takes great pride in making sure customer's needs are met in the areas of Title and Registration for their vehicles. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science and an Associate of Science from EKU. Prior to becoming a Jack Kain Ford team member, Lee worked closely with families, children and other professionals in the field of Child & Family Studies for more than 18 years where she developed the communication and attention to detail skills, she uses in her complete enjoyment of her responsibilities at Jack Kain Ford.


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  • Patrick Crowley, Fleet Manager
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    Patrick Crowley grew up in Lexington and gained his appreciation of thoroughbred horses from working on a thoroughbred farm as a youngster. Not wanting to be far from the farm he crafted a lifelong career in the Commercial/Fleet Sales business in Lexington and has worked for Jack Kain Ford since 2003. Pat enjoys the ever-changing business of Fleet Sales, the wide variety of customers and the challenges of the up fit.  On his off time Pat enjoys boating and socializing at the lake, horse sales and of course the racetrack.


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  • Rita Jones, Controller
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    She was born a coal miner's daughter in Harlan, KY.  No, she doesn't know Loretta Lynn but their starts were similar.  Jack Kain Ford Controller for 27+ years, Rita Jones enjoys playing the banjo & guitar and played for years in both Bluegrass and Southern Gospel bands. As a youngster Rita left the mountains for Danville, KY and the comfort of her grandmother's Christian bookstore which led her to own and operate her own Christian bookstore in Indiana. After moving to Kentucky Rita married Tom Jones (no, not that Tom Jones) and they blended their family to include 5 children, 13 grandchildren (+steps) and 2 great grandchildren. 

    Rita is the catalyst behind the Jack Kain Ford Military Support Cause and began collecting donations from employees and the dealership in 2004 to ship wish list items and necessities to one Kentucky National Guard troop stationed overseas each year. She does most of the shopping, packing and shipping of the items each month and at Christmas she recruits others to help pack boxes and gift wrap individual gifts from Santa to the troop, no matter the troop size.


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  • Jan Kain, H.R. Manager
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  • Donna Sturgeon, Marketing Manager
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    Her passion for connecting people and businesses drives Donna day in day out.  Some call her a connector; Donna calls it fun.  She lives by the motto "You will get all you want in life if you help enough other's get what they want." Early on Donna knew her major in college, being a high school English teacher just wasn't going to be challenging enough, so upon leaving the University of Kentucky she embarked on a career in the hospitality industry as an event planner, gradually finding her way into the advertising agency world and eventually to a TV station. The information she learned in those positions ultimately prepared her to become the marketing manager for Jack Kain Ford.

    Donna has spent a great long-time volunteering for non-profit organizations such as the Woodford Humane Society, Ky Equine Adoption Center, Wreaths Across America Camp Nelson and numerous other causes.  She lives on 10 acres with 3 dogs and too many feral cats to count, but don't call her a crazy cat lady, she's always looking to re-home lost and adoptable pets, so if your looking for a kitty to call your own, call Donna!


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  • Vitaly Voznyuk, Parts & Service Dir
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  • Andrey Voznyuk, Parts Manager
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  • Grant Leedy, Quick Lane Manager
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  • James Holt, Assist Quick Lane Mgr
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  • Ashley Wolfe, BDC Supervisor
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    Ashley hails from Bowling Green, KY, the youngest of two, and has family spread out across the state.  She married her best friend in 2012, and they share a 3-year-old fur baby named Murphy.  Murphy is a Shih-tzu and is the most lovable and hyper little guy you'll ever meet!  But she admits she may be a bit biased when it comes to Murphy.  Puppy love!

    In their free time, Ashley & her husband enjoy being outdoors and exploring new places.  Travel is a big part of their lives and they take every opportunity to go somewhere new, always on the hunt for a new adventure!  

    Having relocated from Tennessee to Lexington several years ago, Ashley thinks they've finally found their niche...being the huge UK Wildcat fans they are.  We think was a great decision and we're glad to have her on board too.

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  • Lori Russell, Asst Service Manager
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    "Run the World (Girls)" is a song recorded by American recording artist Beyoncé, and it might as well be Lori Russell's theme song. Warranty Administrator/Assistant Service Manager Lori Russell helps the Parts & Service Director maintain a smooth running and on schedule Service Department while dealing with many moving parts and people.  Born and raised in Louisville she's been married for 18+ years, has 4 children and made Lexington her home base 8 years ago and loves it. In addition to her human family Lori is mom to 2 cats and 3 dogs, most recently adding puppy John Henry to the mix.

    Lori must have majored in patience and organization because her many years at Jack Kain Ford have been great, and she looks forward to coming to work each day. Lori makes the Kain Ford experience fun and easy by always smiling and making those around her laugh. She loves helping customers get what they need for their vehicles so they can have a great day.

     

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  • Wayne Wright, Marketing/Fleet
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  • Joshua Simpson, Detail Manager


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  • Mike Flaugher, Sr. Sales Consultant
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    Mike Flaugher was a basketball player at Fleming County High School. After graduation Mike studied at KY Business College and entered the United States Air Force for 5 years. He moved to Lexington in 1987 and has been married to Teresa Flaugher since 1988. Daughter Mikala was born sixteen years ago and Mike and Teresa spend most of their free time traveling with Mikala for her swim team meets.  Success, from Mikala and swimming to Mike selling cars is a family trait. Mike is a frequent flier on the Sales Associate of the Month board, he's been named Sales Associate of the Year SEVEN times since his start here in 2005 and Employee of the Year twice, most recently Sales Associate AND Employee of the Year in 2014. He swept the titles. Mike's customers love him and his co-workers love him, which is the optimum achievement in Ford's eyes. After all, they created the Live. Love. Drive. campaign. Which could be Mike Flaugher's slogan…if he had one.


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  • Bradd Gray, Sr. Sales Consultant
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    Bradd with two d's grew up in Middletown, NY and entered the US Army out of high school in 1977. After 4 years he didn't re-enlist but opted to take a position as District Manager for Par Gas in Hamburg, NJ. While there he enjoyed his time snow skiing at the Playboy Club and in order to ski for free, he volunteered his time on the Ski Patrol, looking out for wayward skiers.  Bradd moved to San Diego in 1988 and took his first car job at Rancho Old, Saab & Lotus, achieving certifications for Saab & Lotus that allowed him to be the only sales associate there that could sell the Saab & Lotus brands. His second job in the automotive industry was for Meister Ford in Poway, CA, also his first foray at selling Fords, he sold over 30 cars in a single month during his tenure there and he's been hooked on Ford ever since. Bradd worked 17.5 years for Pearson Ford in San Diego as Sales Associate, Fleet Manager, Fleet Director and finally New & Used Car Manager before coming to Kentucky to open a flower business with his sister. When he arrived, his sister had cold feet about flowers so he decided to re-enter the automotive business and has been at Jack Kain Ford since 2010.

    Bradd has a daughter Marie who lives in Scottsdale, AZ. When not working here Bradd enjoys hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles and cooking for family & friends.


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  • LuAnn Campbell, Sales Consultant
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    LuAnn Campbell grew up in Versailles and graduated from Woodford County High School. She graduated from EKU with a Bachelor's in Arts & Anthropology. She's been an EMT, worked at the University of Kentucky in the ER and Labor & Delivery. She continued her work experience with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in Community Corrections as a Corrections Officer.  LuAnn started at Jack Kain Ford as an evening receptionist and came back in 2015 as a Sales Consultant. She says she enjoys working for a locally owned family business and helping the community of Versailles grow.

    LuAnn's hobbies are family time, drawing, organizing spaces and watching horror/psychological movies.


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  • Patrick Proffitt, Sales Consultant
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    Patrick grew up all over the U.S. and Germany as the son of a U.S. Army Colonel. Even though his family moved often they always considered Kentucky home. He graduated from UK in 2005 with a Bachelor of Business Administration/ Marketing. After graduation he worked as an event manager for a Navy fitness event. After three years of working closely with members of the U.S. Navy and Navy SEALS, Patrick chose to go back to school to pursue a teaching degree. In 2010, Patrick graduated from EKU with a Master of Arts in Teaching. For the next five years he taught business and technology in schools around central Kentucky.  Patrick is an active participant in the Georgetown Community Singers which performs 2 concerts every year as well as national anthems at Legends, and Scott County High School athletic events. He is also active in the Northside Christian Church choir and worship team. Patrick likes to play soccer and golf during the warmer months. Once the snow sticks to the ground he likes to spend his free time skiing.

    Patrick and his wife Jessica live in Georgetown and have three children, Annaleigh, Palmer and Evangeline.


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  • Nik Venn, Sales Consultant
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  • JT Jones, Sales Consultant
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  • Max Andreoni, Sales Consultant
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  • Raegen Goss, Sales Assistant
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  • Robbie Cotney, Service Advisor
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  • Chris Owsley, Service Advisor
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    Christopher Scott Owsley is originally from Martin, KY (Floyd County) but has lived in the Versailles/Lexington area since he was 6 years old.  He's an Army veteran, served with the 2/8 Infantry Division out of Fort Carson, CO.  He is married with 5 beautiful children, 3 boys & 2 girls.  He lives with wife Jessica, an RN at the University of Kentucky Pediatric Endocrinology department.  Chris loves cars, the Kentucky Wildcats, baseball and golf.  If he's not at work, chances are he's on the baseball field or golf course somewhere.  His oldest son plays travel ball so they are always on the go to tournaments out of state and he's always looking for a good place to get in 18 holes.

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  • Diogo De Azevedo, Parts Assistant
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  • Brittany Schmidt, Parts Clerk


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  • Jennifer Dozier, Svc Call Coordinator
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    Jennifer came to Jack Kain Ford as a former stay-at-home mom who re-entered the workforce after 10 years of raising her family. Born in Lexington she graduated from Tates Creek High School and later received an Associates degree which she put to work at the Kentucky Secretary of State's office. Jennifer has 3 children, the oldest of whom graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Nursing degree at the end of 2017. She lives in Versailles and loves the sense of community here. She enjoys spending time with her children, listening to music, decorating cakes and helping Jack Kain Ford service department customers with their service needs.


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  • Andrew Halmagyi, Quick Lane Shop Foreman


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  • Matt Norton, Quick Lane Tech


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  • Kameron Sunbom, Quick Lane Technician


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  • Taras Romanivko, Diesel Technician


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  • Tyler Popovitz, Quick Lane Tech


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  • Darren Pettier, Diesel Technician


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  • John Pressor, Technician


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  • Nick Clouse, Technician


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  • Severn Randolph, Technician


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  • Brooke Schirmer, AR/AP
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  • Shawn Earley, Deal Clerk
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  • Karen Hawkins, Title Clerk
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    Her birthplace is Versailles, KY and she graduated from Woodford County High School.  As a Co-Op Student, she started her banking career in Versailles and continued her career as a mortgage loan officer for a large Credit Union in Frankfort, KY.

    Karen enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, especially in the kitchen. I guess you could call her the modern Aunt Bee, canning pickles is her favorite pass time.

    Karen says it's a pleasure to share 42 years of her work ethics and cross selling abilities with our hometown auto dealership, Jack Kain Ford.

    Treat others, as you would want to be treated has always been her golden rule to follow in life.

     


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  • Lynda Cunningham, Receptionist
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    Linda joins our full-time team as weekday receptionist, having been our Saturday receptionist for many years. Linda just retired last year from the KY Cabinet for Economic Development and decided she wasn't ready to retire full time.


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  • Scott Bowman, Customer Transport


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  • Dale Campbell, Customer Transport


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  • Hugh Bowman, Parts Driver


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  • Jeff Kovreg, Parts Driver


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  • Christopher Woodside, Evening Switchboard
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    Born and raised right here in Woodford County and his family being longtime Jack Kain Ford customers, Chris grew up knowing how great the Kain family was. But he never thought that one day he'd actually work here and feel like he is part of the family.  A 2004 graduate of Woodford County High School he started working for Jack Kain Ford in January 2005 as a part-time evening receptionist and later moved to the detail department. In October 2008 he left to start a career in banking. After 5 years in banking he started working for the Dept for Community Based Services. As of June 2016 he found himself back here at Jack Kain Ford as the part-time evening receptionist and loving every minute of it.


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  • WINSTON, Man's Best Friend
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