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Business

  • The Estate at Creekside offers rustic wedding venue

     “Let the nostalgia begin,” Paula Cox said with a smile as she cut the red ribbon.

    The Estate at Creekside, a new wedding and event venue, held its grand opening on May 9.

    Leased by the family for farming purposes for more than 20 years, the estate was purchased by John and Paula Cox in April of 2014. Although it was not initially acquired with the purpose of turning it into an event venue, Cox said she and her husband made the decision pretty easily. 

  • Food trailer offering ‘comfort’ Mexican food

    For quality Mexican fast food with friendly service, then a visit to Tacos d Mari (Tacos and More) is in order.
    Located in a maroon trailer on the vacant lot between Sav-a-Lot and McDonald’s on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, the Graillet family ― Tony, Uriel, along with their mother, Maria, are serving up home-cooked Mexican food using Maria’s recipes.
    Tony said that their menu is patterned after street food carts in Mexico, serving authentic Mexican items called antojitos (pronounced anhn-toe-hee-toes), which means “little cravings or snacks.”

  • Finn’s Fight Club teaches discipline, respect

    Rodney – or Sinsei – Finn has been teaching Kenpo Karate for 30 years and recently opened Finn’s Fight Club in the heart of downtown Liberty. As an eighth-degree black belt in Kenpo and a sixth-degree black belt in kickboxing, Finn has developed more than 300 fighters, pro and amateur, including 21 National Kickboxing Champions.
    For 20 years, Finn’s karate studio was located in Danville but when he and his wife Joanie moved to Liberty four years ago, they immediately fell in love with the place.

  • Freedom Vapes offers premium quality vaping products

    Vaping is not smoking. Intended to be a healthier alternative for current adult smokers wishing to continue their nicotine use at a reduced risk, vaping eliminates many of the chemicals found in regular tobacco cigarettes.
    Heather Weir, owner of Freedom Vapes in Liberty, said she accidentally quit smoking cigarettes when she started using a personalized vapor.
    After being a regular smoker for 23 years, Weir said she feels better than ever.

  • Penny’s Place: ‘Where friends become family’

    Nothing says ‘old country store’ like the smell of coffee and breakfast sandwiches. At Penny’s Place you’ll find those and a lot more.
    In 2012, Steve and Penny Jones took on the task of renovating what is now Penny’s Place, formerly Dean’s Grocery on Ky. 1547, and as the store has grown, so has their vision.
    A year and a half later, Penny’s Place was ready to open and since they have been welcomed into the arms of the Casey County community.

  • Laura B. Scott Family and Cosmetic Dentistry now open

    After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Kentucky, and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Louisville, Laura B. Scott has opened her own family and cosmetic dentistry practice.
    A graduate of Casey County High School, Scott returned to Liberty with her education and set up shop to offer the local community a variety of dental care and services.
    After opening in November, Scott said the office has been a happening place.
    “We’re staying busy here,” Scott said.

  • Sweet Beans n’things features new donuts

    Having already established itself in downtown Liberty as a specialty coffee shop, Sweet Beans n’things has added a little something to sweeten that morning freshly brewed while-you-wait cup of coffee.
    “We now have donuts that are baked in house and they’re fresh every morning. What’s in the case has been made that morning,” said owner Laura Hebrock.
    The Sweet Rings and Things donuts come glazed, raspberry filled, and chocolate, along with apple fritters and donut holes.

  • Green River Outdoors meets all of Casey County’s outdoor needs

    With an abundant wildlife in Casey County, it is no surprise that the region is home to a hefty number of outdoors men and women.
    As outdoor seasons come to an end, hunters and anglers leave their stands and fishing holes to repair, replace, or purchase new equipment to make the next season even better.
    Luckily for Casey countians, Green River Outdoors Store Inc., in Liberty is fully prepared to meet anyone’s outdoor needs.

  • Lights of Liberty gives community lots to do

    This upcoming Christmas season marks the second year of business for Lights of Liberty Theater, the rennovated movie theater in downtown Liberty.
    From newly released movies to community plays and dancing recitals, Lights of Liberty has provided the Casey County community with plenty to do, and according to co-owner Laura Hebrock, that’s exactly what they will continue to do.
    “Next year is expected to be THE movie year,” Hebrock said. “There are a lot of cool movies coming out.”

  • The Gathering Place of Liberty is more than a thrift store

    The Gathering Place, located in the heart of downtown Liberty, is more than a local thrift store – its a treasure trove of community donations and support.
    “Everything that we have here is donated by people in the city and county,” said Brenda Carmicle, the store’s manager. “I can’t even begin to tell you how many donations we get, it’s wonderful.” Carmicle said