The Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Bob Ammerman and his son, Mike, began thinking about the idea of Farmer's Tobacco Co. in 1999 and sold their first pack of cigarettes in 2001. The Ammermans were in the tobacco growing business originally, but when the tobacco market began to drop, they decided to start a cigarette factory.
6/27/18 11:09:22 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "Mark Rigley, 29, works to move cigarettes from a machine to a cartridge used in the packaging machines at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana which is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and
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Mark Rigley, 29, works to move cigarettes from a machine to a cartridge used in the packaging machines at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana 

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Mark Rigley, 29, works to move cigarettes from a machine to a cartridge used in the packaging machines at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana 

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6/27/18 11:56:19 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "The Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Bob and Mike Ammerman began thinking about the idea of Farmer's Tobacco Co.
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Defective and discarded Kentucky's Best cigarettes sit to the side of The Farmer's Tobacco Co. assembly line. 

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Defective and discarded Kentucky's Best cigarettes sit to the side of The Farmer's Tobacco Co. assembly line. 

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6/27/18 11:25:02 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "Casey Mitchell, 30, has worked at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. in Cynthiana for 10 years mainly as a mechanic on the packaging side, but knows a little about most of the machines. Bob and Mike Am
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Casey Mitchell, 30, puts up a case of cigarettes to go towards packaging.

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Casey Mitchell, 30, puts up a case of cigarettes to go towards packaging.

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6/27/18 11:16:14 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "The Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Bob and Mike Ammerman began thinking about the idea of Farmer's Tobacco Co.
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A Kentucky's Best package of cigarettes flies through the assembly line in the Farmer's Tobacco Co factory.

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A Kentucky's Best package of cigarettes flies through the assembly line in the Farmer's Tobacco Co factory.

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6/27/18 11:07:48 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "Mark Rigley, 29, talks to Debra Hignite, 66, at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana which is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Rigley has been workin
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"Mark Rigley, 29, talks to Debra Hignite, 66, at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana which is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Rigley has been working at the factory for 12 years, Hignite for 15 specializing in the quality of products. 

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"Mark Rigley, 29, talks to Debra Hignite, 66, at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana which is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Rigley has been working at the factory for 12 years, Hignite for 15 specializing in the quality of products. 

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7/16/18 10:40:15 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "James Gross, 77, smokes a cigarette at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana which is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Gross has been a janitor at the
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James Gross, 77, smokes a cigarette in the Farmer's Tobacco Company break room on July 16, 2018. Gross has been a janitor at the factory for 15 years.

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James Gross, 77, smokes a cigarette in the Farmer's Tobacco Company break room on July 16, 2018. Gross has been a janitor at the factory for 15 years.

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6/27/18 10:46:58 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "Debra Hignite, 66, has worked at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. in Cynthiana for 15 years focusing on the quality of product that the factory produces. Bob and Mike Ammerman began thinking about th
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Debra Hignite, 66, pauses during her shift on June 27, 2018. Hignite has worked at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. in Cynthiana for 15 years focusing on the quality of product that the factory produces.

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Debra Hignite, 66, pauses during her shift on June 27, 2018. Hignite has worked at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. in Cynthiana for 15 years focusing on the quality of product that the factory produces.

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6/27/18 11:23:13 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "Kathy Malone, 58, has been working at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana for 17 years. "I've been here since the beginning," she said. Bob and Mike Ammerman began thinking about the idea o
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Kathy Malone, 58, adjusts machinery in the Farmer's Tobacco Company factory.  

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Kathy Malone, 58, adjusts machinery in the Farmer's Tobacco Company factory.  

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6/27/18 10:55:38 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "Kathy Malone, 58, has been working at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana for 17 years. "I've been here since the beginning," she said. Bob and Mike Ammerman began thinking about the idea o
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Kathy Malone, 58, discards defective boxes on June 27, 2018. Malone has been working at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana for 17 years. "I've been here since the beginning," she said. 

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Kathy Malone, 58, discards defective boxes on June 27, 2018. Malone has been working at the Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana for 17 years. "I've been here since the beginning," she said. 

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6/27/18 10:34:16 AM -- Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky -- "The Farmer's Tobacco Co. of Cynthiana is home to Kentucky's Best Cigarettes and is located just outside Cynthiana. Bob and Mike Ammerman began thinking about the idea of Farmer's Tobacco Co.
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A case of cigarettes waits to be packaged in the Farmer's Tobacco Company factory.

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A case of cigarettes waits to be packaged in the Farmer's Tobacco Company factory.

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