• 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.

  • Chatterbox girls move into new ‘digs’ and expand services

    There’s a lot of “chatter” going on about the new digs where the Chatterbox Hair Salon has reopened in Liberty.
    And owner Kim Stonecypher said that although the upscale look of the salon says big city, the atmosphere inside is what it has always been at the Chatterbox Salon.
    “We wanted it to have a completely different and contemporary look but with a small town feel where every client is special,” Stonecypher said.

  • $3M expansion at Tarter’s adds 75 jobs to area

    Casey County’s largest employer, Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, has recently completed a $3 million expansion, adding 75 new jobs to its Liberty plant, and has reached an agreement with a company in Italy to distribute some of its products.

  • Business Brief: McKinley retires from USDA

    Joe McKinley, who worked 29 years for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), retired on Sept. 2.
    McKinley, young for retirement at 48, is retiring under the VERA (Voluntary Early Retirement Authority), which was put in place by the USDA earlier this year in an effort to reduce staff nationwide due to budget cuts.

  • Business Brief: Buis providing speech therapy service

    Laura Buis, a Casey County native, has joined Ephraim McDowell Casey County Rehabilitation Services as a speech-language pathologist.
    Buis will be providing outpatient speech therapy services, which cover a wide variety of speech problems in adults and children that include stroke, delayed speech, articulation disorders, stuttering, swallowing problems (adults only), brain injury and memory-related language issues.
    She also provides supplemental services for children who do not qualify for speech-language services in the school system.

  • Yosemite business goes ‘higher’ in production of graphics

    These days a lot of people wear T-shirts that bear a message for all the world to see — from politics to supporting their favorite sports teams or organizations or clubs.
    And the owners of a new graphics business in Casey County are helping others to do just that by applying high quality images to just about any article of clothing or signage.
    Shannon Cain, along with his wife Angie and family member Crystal Campbell, operate Higher One Graphics in Yosemite in the building formerly occupied by Dollar Plus at the junction of East Ky. 70 and Ky. 198.

  • Nurse practitioners open clinic in Liberty

    In the Commonwealth of Kentucky, there are only about 10 medical practices run solely by nurse practitioners. And one of those is right here in Liberty.
    Vickie Marple, C-FNP, and Angela Lange, C-FNP, opened Liberty Medical Clinic near the end of May. The facility, located at the junction of Taylor and Montgomery streets in Liberty, specializes in the wellness and care of people of all ages, from birth to death.

  • Hayes retires after 33 years with Farm Service Agency

    Anita Beal-Hayes, Program Technician with the Farm Service Agency (FSA), retired on June 3 with 33 years service.
    She started working for the agency when it was called Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS) in 1978.  Due to reorganization, the agency then changed its name to Consolidated Farm Service Agency in 1994 and finally it was changed to Farm Service Agency in November 1995.