Liza Turner, Air Evac, from Cumberland County, was the guest speaker at
the Columbia/Adair County Chamber of Commerce meeting today; company colleagues Donald Hare and Dan Durham accompanied her. Turner said that Air Evac is celebrating 13 years in business. “We take choppers out of big cities and into rural Kentucky – cutting half the time getting patients to a hospital. Air Evac started in Albany and has grown rapidly from there. There are now seven local employees. The company has thrived by partnering with healthcare providers. She told Chamber members that 25% of local residents have Air Evac membership currently, and said that there are a variety of ways to get group discounts, employees of chamber members receive a $10 discount off the regular $65 annual dues. At left is Ann Martin, President of First & Farmers National Bank, Columbia, KY, and in front is George Kolbenschlag, Columbia, KY. – EW Picture by Linda Waggener.