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Business

  • 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.

  • 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.