Scott County FB celebrates new Bevins Motor site

Posted on May 1, 2015
It also was a grand day for Scott County FB when the Bevins Motor Company farm equipment business held a grand opening celebration on April 24 at its new facility on U.S. 25 just south of Georgetown. The 69-year-old business has been an integral part of the area’s farmscape, which is why Scott County FB and other agriculture interests stood with the Bevins family through a zoning dispute that had threated the move to a modern facility.

The new facility on U.S. 25 south of Georgetown has nearly 50,000 square feet of space.
The new facility on U.S. 25 south of Georgetown has nearly 50,000 square feet of space.

Bevins Motor Company is one of the oldest continuous businesses in the county and is the only farm implement dealer that offers full service on all brands. Scott County FB got involved in the zoning battle not only because of the importance of the business to farmers, but also to support Bill Bevins, the company founder who had become a pillar of the community through his business, activism and philanthropy. Mr. Bevins passed away last August at the age of 95. But not before shoveling the first dirt at the groundbreaking, which took place exactly a year prior to the grand opening.

Posing at the Scott County FB booth were (from left) Jimmy Bevins, Scott County FB President Jimmy Richardson, Diane Dawson, Darcy Smith, Roger Quarles and agent Eric Parker.
Posing at the Scott County FB booth were (from left) Jimmy Bevins, Scott County FB President Jimmy Richardson, Diane Dawson, Darcy Smith, Roger Quarles and agent Eric Parker.

His son, Jimmy Bevins, and staff put on quite a show for a good numbers of visitors that included many local leaders such as Scott County Judge-Executive George Lusby, Georgetown Mayor Tom Prather, State Senator Damon Thayer and State Representative Ryan Quarles. Mayor Prather praised the facility for “blending our past with our bright, economic future.” He added: “This belongs to all of us. This is agribusiness at its finest.”

The new 49,000-square-foot facility is on land the family has owned for years.

Jimmy Bevins cut the ribbon at the grand opening.
Jimmy Bevins cut the ribbon at the grand opening.

The event included exhibits, door prizes, a petting zoo and a free cookout lunch. Scott FB was among the exhibitors, operating a booth promoting membership. Kentucky Sports Radio with host Matt Jones did their daily broadcast from inside the sales center and nearly every seat was filled. Jones began the broadcast by exclaiming “this is like a county fair!”

Bevins Motor Company has other stores in Mount Sterling, Paris and Richmond.

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