About Us

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Barger Insurance Agency has be serving the South Central Kentucky farmers, individuals and businesses for 87 years by providing best insurance products and service possible.  Chelsie Barger started our agency in 1929.  In 2001, we purchased Jack & Jack Insurance Agency, a 67 year old insurance agency started by Jack Stephens and Jack Wolford in 1949.  


"Adair County Community Voice"
2014 Reader Choice Award

Best Insurance Agency

Susan Loy Owner & Agent - Barger Insurance Agency - Columbia KY

Susan Loy, Agent & Owner

Susan Loy joined Barger Insurance Agency in 1993 when she became a partner in the agency. Susan oversees the operations of the agency as well as servicing client accounts. Meeting and taking care of the customer’s needs is the number one priority. Susan enjoys the family farm, reading, walking and spending time with her grandchildren.

Adair County Community Voice" 2015 Reader Choice Award - Outstanding Business Professional Woman

Stephen King, Owner & Agent - Barger Insurance Agency - Columbia KY

Stephen Keen, Agent & Owner

Stephen Keen became a partner in the agency in 1997. He likes all aspects of the insurance business, but primarily likes to concentrate on sales. “Meeting with new clients gives me a chance to learn about them and their insurance needs, as well as gives them a chance to learn about me”. Stephen and his wife, Mary are lifelong residents of Columbia, Adair County and have two children, Molly & Luke.

He graduated Adair County High School in 1985 and then attended Lindsey Wilson College where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration in 1989. Stephen has many hobbies: racquetball, golf, running, hunting, mowing but probably prefers fishing most of all.

"Adair County Community Voice" 2014 Reader Choice Award - Best Insurance Agent

Dwayne Loy Owner & Agent - Barger Insurance Agency - Jamestown KY

Dwayne Loy, Agent & Owner

Dwayne Loy is one of the principals of Barger Insurance Agency, Inc.  His insurance career began in 1993 after several years in the financial industry predominately financing agriculture.  As an agent at Barger Insurance, he still loves to work with agriculture.  Insuring todays complicated agriculture operations is definitely one thing he loves to do.

Dwayne is only moderately involved in agency operations; he leaves the hard work to his wife of 40 years, Susan and partner Stephen Keen.  Developing new relationships with new clients is his favorite way to spend the day.  Dwayne and Susan have three children.  He has an Agriculture degree from Western Kentucky University.  Every chance he gets you will find him on his own farming operation.


Vanessa Tucker, Agent

Vanessa Tucker joined the team at Barger Insurance Agency, Inc. in June 2008, after graduation from Lindsey Wilson College. She values the trust the customers give her to help protect the thing that matter most to them. A native of Barren County she and her husband Justin proudly call Adair County home. She enjoys crafting, woodworking projects, walking and anything that allows her to be outside in nature.

April Frank, Agent - Barger Insurance Agency - Jamestown KY

April Frank Agent

April Frank joined Jack & Jack Insurance Agency in September 2009. She loves the challenge of trying to find the best insurance fit for each customer. She thinks of her insured’s as her extended family and tries to do all she can to help them no matter the situation. It was inevitable that she ended up in insurance as her mother was in the insurance industry for over 30 years.

Now instead of rolling her eyes when insurance topics come up she is more than happy to jump into the conversation. She is a graduate of Russell County High School and Western Kentucky University. In her spare time she enjoys reading her Kindle, being on the lake, spending time with her family. Her most favorite activity in the world is spending time with her daughter Sophie and doing whatever she wants.

John Gossage, Agent - Barger Insurance Agency - Jamestown KY

John Gossage, Agent

John Gossage joined Barger Insurance Agency in 2012 after spending 15 years as an Agricultural lender in south central Kentucky. John spends the majority of his time working with crop insurance, farm and commercial clients. He graduated from Easter Kentucky University with a degree in Agriculture and a Minor in Business.

John is a true community volunteer having served and/or currently serving on many local as well as state wide boards, such as the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Council. He is a strong advocate of local 4-H and FFA Clubs. He and his wife Tracey have 5 boys and they enjoy going to their sons’ ballgames, church activities and working on the farm.

Amy Collins, Agent - Barger Insurance Agency - Jamestown KY

Amy Collins, Agent

Amy Collins joined Jack & Jack Insurance Agency in February 2015. She is a lifelong resident of Russell County. Amy is the proud mother of Brady her son. She enjoys spending time with Brady, Brad and her family and being outdoors on the lake, camping or just enjoying life.

Barger Insurance Agency
326 Public Square
Suite 100
Columbia, KY 42728
(270) 384-2457

Barger Insurance Agency - Columbia KY

Barger Insurance Agency
DBA Jack & Jack Insurance Agency
2395 N. Main St.
Jamestown, KY 42629
(270) 343-5363