• The Bedford Inn renovations making local impact

    By Amanda Cole
    Staff Writer

    Renovations are well underway at The Bedford Inn in Liberty.
    Owners Nicki and Doug Johnson held an open house on June 25 to invite the community to check out the newly renovated lobby and breakfast area, as well as three updated rooms.
    Around 300 guests attended the ribbon cutting, which coincided with the visit of former owner Lillian Brown, who operated and lived at the Brown Motel with her late husband, Charles.
    “It was important she like what we had done to her home,” Nicki said.

  • Gas now available in Clementsville

    Not only can residents fill up with tasty food in the J & B diner at Clementsville, they can also fill up the gas tank on their cars, thanks to new pumps installed on June 22. The two-pump island offers unleaded gas and diesel.
    And, according to Manager Dorothy Cooper, sales have been good and people are appreciative of being able to purchase gas locally.
    “So far it’s been great. People used to have to drive about five miles to the “Y” (at Crockett Trail) or 10 miles to Mannsville to buy gas,” she said.

  • The Wagon Trail rolls into South Fork

    By Amanda Cole
    Staff Writer

    A new restaurant has rolled into Casey County.
    The Wagon Trail, a walk-up window restaurant, opened in early June on South Fork Creek Road.
    The family owned and operated business offers burgers and sandwiches on homemade buns which are baked fresh daily, along with pizza, hot dogs, salads and desserts.
    “Everything is made from scratch,” said Amy Sizemore, who owns the business with her husband, Nathan.
    Sides include coleslaw, french fries, potato chips, sauerkraut and baked potatoes.

  • 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.