Chamber Leadership

Liberty-Casey County Chamber is guided by a volunteer group of officers and directors.  Our Chamber’s leadership is comprised of community leaders that represent every industry in the area. These individuals are working hard to secure Casey County’s economic future.  Chamber board members invest their time, resources, and expertise to further entrepreneurial growth, social awareness, and to foster job creation in the county.

Click any image below to learn more about the unique skills and qualifications that each officer and board member contribute to the Chamber and to the community.

Nicki Johnson

Director
1987dnjohnson@gmail.com

Nicki was born in Meldonhall, England and lived abroad with her military family for the first several years of her life. In 1972, Nicki and her family settled in Casey County, where her father was from, and has resided in Casey County or in the area since then.

After graduating Casey County High School in 1982, she worked as a hospital Nurses Aide for many years. She later went on to have several roles in healthcare including roles as a home health aid, activity director at a nursing home, and insurance billing coordinator.

Nicki and her husband Doug founded Liberty Electronics in August of 2000 after purchasing a closed Radio Shack franchise. Over time, they steered the store to a more service oriented business, focusing on computer repair and satellite installations. Over the next 15 years, Nicki and Doug actively looked for opportunities to provide products and services that were not available in the area or that were under threat of closure. In 2007, Doug and Nicki brought laser engraving services to the county so all of the area schools would have an affordable place to get awards for their students. In 2012, they purchased an abandoned motel and started renovations immediately.  The motel has by far been the most challenging and rewarding entrepreneurial adventure she has had yet.

Nicki prides herself in being mostly self taught and values her relationships with several dedicated mentors. She has a well rounded sense of retail, marketing, media relations, and manufacturing.

Nicki has served many years with Operation Christmas Child, A Samaritan’s Purse Organization, for the Heart of KY Operation Christmas Child Team. She has held several roles in the organization including Community Relation Area Coordinator and is currently serving as a Church Community Relations Team Member. In 2013, she was granted the rare opportunity to travel to Zambia, Africa to distribute shoe boxes with a team from Samaritan’s Purse. In 2013, Nicki was also named Chamber’s Citizen of the Year. Prior to that, she graduated from the Casey County Leadership Program in 2012.

As a seasoned entrepreneur, Nicki believes that restrictive government regulations on small businesses can put a chokehold on early growth efforts. While some regulations can be stifling, she still believes that perseverance and a positive attitude can go a long way.

When she is not busy working, Nicki enjoys taking long road trips with her husband. Nicki loves visiting other cities to see what ideas she can bring home that may propel Casey County forward. Of all her roles and responsibilities, her favorite is being a Nana to her 2 granddaughters, Riley and Evie.

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<b>Nicki Johnson</b>

Nicki Johnson

Director

Mindi Hibpshman

President

Mindi was born in Kansas, but growing up she lived in Washington state as well as California, where she married her high school sweetheart Curt Hibpshman in 1989. They have five children, four of whom are married, and will be welcoming a third grandchild soon.

Mindi and her husband Curt own Hibpshman Home Improvement here in Liberty and for the past few years they have organized and presented “Hibpshman’s Annual Contractor’s Home and Garden Show”.  She and Curt have made Casey County their home since 2010. They moved to Kentucky from California where they owned and operated Hibpshman Landscape and Irrigation for twenty years.

After they made the move to Liberty, Mindi worked at Casey County Bank for five years where she enjoyed getting to know the community as a teller at both town locations and in Dunnville. Learning about the area and the people in the community is very important to her.

Mindi and Curt have enjoyed the opportunity to travel across the United States in a motorhome on three different occasions and have visited every state in the country. This is how they found Liberty. Mindi enjoys cooking for her family and getting together for game nights. She loves living in a small town where people greet each other by name and where we are free to talk about God. Mindi is proud to be a part of the Chamber of Commerce and she promotes our hometown in every way she can. She would like to see new business come to Liberty and see downtown full, beautiful and revitalized.

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<b>Mindi Hibpshman</b>

Mindi Hibpshman

President

Jerry Atwood

Board of Directors
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<b>Jerry Atwood</b>

Jerry Atwood

Board of Directors

Kassidy Bishop

Board of Directors

Kassidy moved to Casey County in 2004 and is a 2014 graduate of  Casey County High School. She married her high school sweetheart Wyatt Bishop in 2015. God has since blessed them with 3 wonderful boys Xavier, Duke and Peyton.

After an 8-year career in banking, Kassidy felt led to change careers and began working in the office for Tip Top Contracting, LLC as of 2022. Kassidy is extremely thankful for everything her banking career career taught her and brought to her life. She is excited about this career change and all that will come with it.

Kassidy is always up for her children’s shenanigans and tries to embrace the craziness that comes with them. When not working you can find her somewhere with her husband and children. Whether it be coaching them in little league sports or cheer them on from the sidelines, playing outdoors, or just enjoying their simple county lifestyle, there is never a dull moment.

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<b>Kassidy Bishop</b>

Kassidy Bishop

Board of Directors

Lori Carmicle

Board of Directors
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<b>Lori Carmicle</b>

Lori Carmicle

Board of Directors

Karen Goode

Board of Directors

Karen Goode has never considered living anywhere besides her version of paradise in South Central Kentucky.
Her love for the surroundings and meeting people has led her to become a Real Estate Agent as she enjoys sharing where she grew up with others. She still resides close to her childhood home, on a farm overlooking the Green River, and is very familiar with the area and the lay of the land. Being raised as a farmer’s daughter, and being a  farmer’s wife for 40-plus years, has given her the insight of how important it is to know the condition of the soil, the trees, and the  area in general. Her knowledge of the natural habitat of the area will be invaluable to suit the needs of the type of environment her clients are seeking.
Karen has always been in the sales and farming industry. As co-owner/operator of their family Goode’s Farm Supply.  Whether it involved logging, feed supply, fertilizer, farm gates, feeders and other implements, her sales techniques are always geared toward customer needs and satisfaction.
Karen is community-minded, having served on the Casey County Ag Development Board, Kentucky Farm Bureau  Women’s Committee, and has held offices in her homemaker’s club and PTO. She is also a Kentucky Colonel.
She has an eye for making old things look like new with her re-purposing and decorating skills – from wedding cakes to old barn doors – and shares many of those hobbies  whole-heartedly with her family and friends.

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<b>Karen Goode</b>

Karen Goode

Board of Directors

Doree Heckman

Board of Directors
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<b>Doree Heckman</b>

Doree Heckman

Board of Directors

Melissa McClendon

Board of Directors

I am the Senior Executive Officer of the Liberty-Casey County Office of Monticello Banking Company
where I have worked since September, 2016. I have been blessed to be a banker for the past 37 years
having begun my banking career on April 15, 2004. I have worked with many great banking leaders
during my career which I have learned from over the years. I value these relationships as well as the
many customer relationships that I have made serving the needs of the communities I work in.
Monticello Bank has 20 offices across the state and we strive to meet the needs of each of these
communities. Having offices across the state also allows our customers easy access to many locations
and vast resources. I have been married to my husband, Richard for 35 years and we have one
daughter, Megan McClendon. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family when I am not
working. I also enjoy cooking and love to try new recipes. I am very involved in my church at Beacon Hill
Baptist and enjoy serving there in various ways.

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<b>Melissa McClendon</b>

Melissa McClendon

Board of Directors

Theresa Russell

Board of Directors
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<b>Theresa Russell</b>

Theresa Russell

Board of Directors

Nicolas Zollner

Board of Directors

Nic has lived in Casey County all my life. I began my Retail Career in 2009 as a stock clerk for Liberty IGA.
&lt;div&gt;In May of 2010 as many residents know, a flood devastated our community and shut down Liberty IGA for weeks.&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;During this trying time many in the Casey County Community came and showed their support for their neighbor.&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;I learned quickly just how much brotherly love was in this town, and that this is where I wanted to raise my family.&lt;/div&gt;
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&lt;div&gt;I have been married to the love of my life Kellie &lt;span class=”il”&gt;Zollner&lt;/span&gt; since 2017.
She recently blessed me with the birth of our son Bradley &lt;span class=”il”&gt;Zollner&lt;/span&gt; in 2020.&lt;/div&gt;
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&lt;div&gt;Now serving as your Local Ace Hardware Manger and STIHL Outdoor Power Representative,&lt;/div&gt;
&lt;div&gt;I have the ability to give back to the community that has given me so much.&lt;/div&gt;
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&lt;div&gt;Serving Liberty, Casey County has been the privilege of a lifetime.&lt;/div&gt;

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<b>Nicolas Zollner</b>

Nicolas Zollner

Board of Directors
 
 
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