• A pool hall for all, arcade games and much more

    Wildcat Arcade and Billiards is nothing like an old fashioned pool hall, with smoke filling the air of a dimly lit room.
    In fact, owner Jason Rayborn said that is exactly what he doesn’t want his business to turn into.
    “I don’t want this to be an ‘old time pool hall’ with an older crowd running the young people off,” Rayborn said. “I want people to actually be able to bring their kids in here.”

  • Dollar General store provides Yosemite with every day low prices

    There are more than 11,500 Dollar General stores located across the United States, and adding to that number is a brand new store location in Yosemite.
    With plenty of parking space and a crisp new store smell, the Dollar General Store in Yosemite is open and ready to serve the local community.
    The store is stocked with the most popular name brands in America, from consumables and food items to health and beauty and housewares.

  • Animal composting business steady after two years at LACKY

    In the past two years, Brent Woodrum and Bart Woodrum have buried 500 animals in one spot on their farm and they have nothing to show for it but piles of sawdust. There are no dead animal smells, no holes that were dug, no piles of bones, and no buzzards circling overhead.
    It was two years ago this month that the Woodrums, Casey County farmers and cattle producers, started a dead animal composting business called Large Animal Composting of Kentucky (LACKY) on their farm on Griffith Ridge Road.

  • Kentucky Crop store in Dunnville is ‘more than tobacco’

    Discounted tobacco isn’t the only thing you’re going to find at the new smoke shop in Dunnville. Kentucky Crop Discount Tobacco and Outdoor Supply has an ecclectic inventory of items, from bait and tackle to fashion jewelry.
    Since opening on Aug 1, co-owner Lee Ann McDonald said new people are coming in every day and are surprised at what they find when they walk through the doors.

  • Owners’ great-granddaughter the inspiration for Kaleigha’s

    Good food, good prices, and a great atmophere are just a few things Bill and Roswitha Callinan, owners of Kaleigha’s Country Dining, said that their restaurant has to offer.
    “There aren’t a lot of places like it,” Bill said. “You don’t have the rush of cars, traffic and horns honking out here. You can sit in the quiet countryside and enjoy your meal in peace.”

  • Scott family favorites and more served up at Simply Delicious

    For under $7, you can buy italian beef sirloin, slow-cooked in au jus with peppers and cheese, between two big pieces of french bread, alongside an eight-ounce bowl of homemade pasta salad and a drink to wash it all down.
    That is what Lou Scott and her daughter, Erica Scott, of Liberty, said their business, Simply Delicious, can guarantee.
    According to Lou, the italian beef sirloin is a Scott family favorite and a very popular choice with patrons.
    “It’s our biggest seller,” Scott said.

  • Staat’s Bakery features bread, specialty items

    For those familiar with gourmet granola and specialty breads, or if someone’s looking for that unique gift, then a visit to Staat’s Bakery is in order.
    Opened this week, Blaine and Catherine Staat remodeled the quaint home at 58 Beldon Avenue to market his tasty home made granola and breads, along with local and regional items.
    A popular granola on sale has dried cranberries and pecans.
    Using only minimal ingredients in the breads including basic flour with no additives, the bakery will offer white, whole wheat, Italian, and French breads.

  • Police News: 4-30-14

    Man charged with

    forged prescription

    Jeremy Doyle Wilson, 25, of 405 Fair St., Liberty, was arrested on April 22 at Rite-Aid by Lt. Ronnie Smith and charged with criminal possession of a forged prescription. Court records state that Wilson had a forged prescription for 120 oxycodone pills.

    Man faces drug charges

  • The Yum Zone food truck rolls into Liberty

    Commonly seen in large metropolitan areas, food trucks are mobile restaurants that go where people congregate.
    And voila, the Yum Zone food truck idea took flight and is now a fixture on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard parked adjacent to the Tobacco Shed.
    Taking this same principle, Amy Sizemore, and her husband, Nate, operated the Wagon Trail restaurant in the South Fork Creek area of Casey County.
    But during the winter months, fewer people drove the icy roads in that part of the county and business was sparse.

  • Mintonville Grocery’s back in business

    Open the door to the Mintonville Grocery and take a walk back into time on old wooden floors while looking at walls adorned with antiques.
    But what hits next is the rich aroma of what southerners call “good country cooking” as breakfast or the special of the day is being served. This place just plain smells like home cooking.
    Anna Bradshaw, owner of Mintonville Grocery in rural southeastern Casey County, opened the  grocery on March 1 and since then, she said she’s not had a chance to slow down.