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Business

  • 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.

  • Nails, tanning, exercise room added as cosmetologist takes on major expansion

    Jyll Lay has been shampooing, cutting, curling, highlighting, blowdrying and doing just about anything else to make women — and men — feel good about their hair for the last 21 years.
    And, now she’s done something to make herself feel good as well — she’s expanded her services and hired a staff.
    Jyll’s House of Style recently moved from a small shop located next to the Casey County Masonic Lodge in Liberty to a larger one on Hustonville Street at the junction of Rule Street.

  • Mouth-watering treats at Oh Sooo Sweet

    Food brings people together, and Dawn Szczotka likes the idea of bringing people together.
    That, and a love for baking, led her to open the “Oh Sooo Sweet Bakery” in downtown Liberty in late June.
    “I like being here in town, watching the cars go by,” said Szczotka, seated at a white table covered with a cheery ladybug-covered tablecloth, watching the passers-by from a large window at her prime location under the stoplight in the center of town.

  • Nothing finer than a burger at The 49'er

    Venture out from Liberty on Ky. 49 about two miles and you’ll find a new drive-in restaurant tucked on the left just on the other side of a cornfield.
    And at that drive-in you’ll find not only the best hamburgers, fries and milk shakes, you’ll also be greeted with a huge smile and a, “Hey, sweetie, what can I get you?” from co-owner Rita Bryant or one of her staff, who call her “Granny.”