OUR TEAM

Our exceptional staff has the skill and know-how to recommend the personal or business insurance that may be best for you. We will customize a plan specific to fit your needs and your budget.

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Mark Linkous

Agency Principal

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270-432-3491

Mark Linkous joined Thompson Insurance in 1997 working under his father-in-law, and has owned the agency since 1998. In 1999, Mark bought Roger Glass Insurance, and Glass Thompson Insurance was born. Today, Mark continues to oversee all of the agency's operations. His favorite part of working with Glass Thompson is the relationships that he has developed through the agency both with his clients and his coworkers.

 

He has two children, John and Laura, and in his free time Mark loves cycling and following politics. Mark is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture and grew up in Wolfe County near the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park.

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Tina South

Agency Manager

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270-432-3491

Tina is a lifelong resident of Metcalfe County. She first joined Glass Thompson in 1998, and left when she completed her Bachelors of Science from Western Kentucky University in 2002. However, she returned in 2016, and now manages the agency as well as handling personal lines. Tina’s favorite part of working in insurance is the variety of people she meets and works with every day.

 

Tina and her husband, Matt, have two sons, Luke and Isaac. When she's not working or keeping up with her boys’ busy schedules, Tina enjoys nothing more than sitting on the beach with a good book.

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Melinda Cornell

Commercial Account Manager

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270-432-3491

Melinda Cornell was the agency manager of the Roger Glass Agency until she and her agency joined Thompson Insurance to form Glass Thompson. After almost forty years in the insurance industry, Melinda's favorite part of working at Glass Thompson is the opportunity she has to help people every day through her work with business and Commercial policies.

 

On the weekends, Melinda can be found out with her horses, boating, spending time with family, or crafting her famous, hand-made cards which are adored by all who receive them. Although she rarely has the time, Melinda also loves to dance, and is an avid fan of the TV series Once Upon A Time.

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John Ray Ford

Personal Lines Accounts Manager

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270-432-3491

John Ray Ford joined Glass Thompson in 2006 after working for Dallas Cavanah and Paul Shade for eleven years. He handles home and farm policies, and serves as our claim manager. His favorite part about working in insurance is being able to give people peace of mind that if something happened, he would take care of them. John Ray walked with the first graduating class of Metcalfe County's current high school and went on to receive a degree in History and Business Management from Western Kentucky University.

 

John Ray now lives in Glasgow with his wife Kara Shive Ford and their son. He enjoys hiking with his family, running, and watching Kentucky basketball. In fact, John Ray has not missed a Kentucky basketball game since 1989 having watched, heard, or attended over nine hundred consecutive games.