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Business

  • Shannon’s Grocery opens on 127 South

    Already working 13 hours a day in two different stores, why would anyone take on an additional enterprise?
    Well, if that person is Shannon Lee, it’s because she loves serving people and their needs in the grocery store business.
    Lee, the owner of Shannon’s Grocery on Ky. 501 in Phil since 2006, recently took the helm of Jack’s Market on U.S. 127 South about a mile north of the Ky. 501 turn-off.

  • Local Pamida store will become Shopko store later this year

    A local retail store serving Casey County since July 2000 will have a new name and face sometime late in 2012.
    Pamida, a general merchandise retail chain on Wolford Avenue in Liberty, has merged with Shopko, creating one of the largest U.S. retailers focused on serving smaller, rural communities, according to a press release.
    “With nearly $3 billion in annual revenues, the combined entity, which is retaining the Shopko name, features nearly 350 locations in 22 states with more than 20,000 employees,” the release stated.  

  • The Shoe Box opens in Liberty Square Shopping Center

    The owners of Liberty’s newest shoe store are impressing customers with a wide variety of high quality, name brand shoes at discount prices.
    The Shoe Box, in Liberty Square Shopping Center, is a small store with a large inventory of footwear for the entire family, said co-owners Nancy Shoopman and Erin Paz.
    Before opening the Shoe Box, Paz worked at a local restaurant where Shoopman and her husband, William, frequently eat.

  • Yesterday’s Tomorrow makes old, new again

    When Gwen Shreve got laid off from her last job she decided to do something different — she started a multi-purpose shop that she named Yesterday’s Tomorrow.
    For those who miss the days of Woodstock and Haight Ashbury from the 1960s, this shop will bring back memories of those times.
    The shop offers hand-made tie-dyed items, beautiful hemp jewelry made by her step-daughter, Jade Kelley, hula hoops made by her son, Joshua Durham, and peace symbol earrings.

  • Don Franklin opens seventh dealership

    A well-known family has opened a new, full-service automobile dealership in Liberty.
    Don Franklin Chevrolet, Buick and Chrysler, Dodge Ram and Jeep opened Dec. 22 in the former Bob Allen Chevrolet location on South Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard.
    General Manager Dustin Simpson said the Franklin family is excited to be in Liberty.

  • Shaker’s Pizza has new owner, location in downtown Liberty

    An already popular pizza restaurant in Liberty has a new location, new owners and more options for diners to enjoy.
    Shaker’s Pizza reopened Sept. 21 on Campbellsville Street in downtown Liberty in a building that previously housed the Hitching Post Cafe.
    J.R. Grant, who sold the restaurant to Stanley and Kim Huff in September, originally opened Shaker’s Pizza last spring inside Allen’s Shell Mart on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard.

  • Nail salon hands-down hit

    A new manicure and pedicure salon that offers a wide range of nail services at reasonable prices is proving to be a popular destination for local residents.
    Manny and Sandra Duong, natives of Cambodia, opened Pedi Nails on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard in Liberty on Sept. 12.
    The Duongs and their 17-year-old son, Vichet, a senior at Danville High School, live in Danville. A daughter, 20-year-old Chenda, is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky.

  • Metals recycling business turns junk into cash

    Got a piece of old farm equipment sitting out in the field you no longer need?
    How about an old car or truck not worth repairing?
    Or even dozens of bags of aluminum cans that you keep collecting?
    There is a market for such things, and it’s not too far away either.

  • McQueary new body shop manager

    Brian McQueary has been named the new body shop manager at Stuart Powell Ford-Lincoln-Mazda in Danville.
    McQueary brings 21 years of experience to Stuart Powell in repair of all makes and models. During that time, he has gained six years of experience as an insurance adjuster, and is I-CAR Platinum Certified, which means he has achieved a high level of technical training through I-CAR, Industry Training Alliance partners, and Academic Alliance partners.

  • Business Brief: Demrow buys monument company

    A long-standing monument business in Liberty has been sold and the new owner said that he’s looking forward to offering a full range of services to the community.
    Waynesburg native Curt Demrow recently purchased Casey County Monument and reopened as Liberty Monument on Oct. 7.
    Located at 748 Campbellsville St., Demrow said it’s the only monument distributor and retailer in Liberty.