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Business

  • Casey native featured on ‘WAVE 3 Listens’

    By Linda Waggener
    Marketing and Media Relations Coordinator

    J. Chester Porter, chairman, and Maria L. Bouvette, president/CEO, of Porter Bancorp Inc., were special guests of Campbellsville University at its Louisville Center June 1 for the recording of the “WAVE 3 Listens” morning television show with host Cindy Sullivan.  

  • Business Brief: Ellison retires from USPS

    Brenda Ellison, who worked for the United States Postal Service for 32 ½ years, retired on May 1.
    She served for many years as postmaster at Yosemite, which was closed by the USPS in June 2010. She then went to nearby Middleburg Post Office, serving there until her retirement.
    Ellison said she made the decision to retire due to her husband, Barry’s, health problems.
    “I am needed at home,” she said.

  • Business Brief: Durham receives SBA awar

    A Liberty businessman has been honored by the U.S. Small Business Administration for efforts to save his business following the May 2, 2010 flood that devastated Liberty’s business district along Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard.
    Clark Durham, owner of Rodgers NAPA Auto Parts, was awarded the Perseverance Award by the SBA Field Operations Center in Atlanta.

  • Griffith is summer intern for Ky. Supreme Court Justice

    After completing her first year of study at the University of Kentucky College of Law, Lacy Griffith is serving as a summer intern in the office of Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Daniel J. Venters of Somerset.
    Griffith’s work includes researching legal issues and drafting memoranda for the Supreme Court at the State Capitol in Frankfort and in Justice Venters’ Somerset office.

  • Southern Charm offers general store appeal

    A young lady with a self-described penchant for “acting on the spur of the moment and being a grab-life kind of person” has done just that in opening a new business in Liberty.
    Nikki Atwood, along with her brother, Tyler Graham, opened Southern Charm: Liberty’s General Store, on Hustonville Street in the former Liberty Trinkets location.
    Atwood said that a number of events led her and Graham to take the leap into opening the general store on April 9.

  • Business Brief: Tapscott promoted at Northpoint Training Center

    Michael Tapscott of Liberty was promoted to the position of Correctional Lieutenant on Feb. 1 at the Northpoint Training Center.  The center is a medium security state prison located in northern Boyle County.
    Tapscott began his employment at the Northpoint Training Center as a Correctional Officer in January 2005. He was promoted to Correctional Sergeant in March 2010.

  • Business Brief: Overstreet joins Liberty Family Medical Center

    Jennifer S. Overstreet, an advanced practice registered nurse (A.P.R.N.), has joined the staff at Liberty Family Medical Center, a service of Ephraim McDowell Health.
    Overstreet, a graduate of Casey County High School, received her bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2007 from the University of Phoenix.  She received a master’s degree in nursing in 2010 from Graceland University in Independence, Mo.  She is certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

  • McAnelly named to Board of Directors at Casey County Bank

    David Craig McAnelly has joined the Board of Directors, Casey Bank Corporation.
    McAnelly will be filling the seat previously held by Humphrey Elliott.  
    McAnelly is a native of Casey County, the son of David F. and Renee McAnelly of Liberty. He is currently Director of Industrial and Business Development for the Bluegrass Area Development District located in Lexington.

  • Shaker’s shaking up pizza offerings in Liberty

    By Larry Rowell
    Staff Writer

    A little-known pizza franchise opened recently in Liberty and it’s looking to shake things up in the world of pizza and other fast-foods.
    Shaker’s Pizza, inside Allen’s Shell Mart on Wallace Wilkinson Boulevard, began serving the public on March 16.
    J.R. Grant, along with his wife Sandra, twin sons Aerin and Andy, and daughter Laura, operate the business that takes up about 500 square feet.

  • Business Brief: Griffith promoted at Northpoint

    Carl Griffith of Liberty was promoted to the position of Correctional Captain II, on Oct. 1 at the Northpoint Training Center. The center is a medium security state prison located in northern Boyle County.
    Griffith began his employment at the Northpoint Training Center as a Correctional Officer in April 1987. He was promoted to Correctional Sergeant in February 2000.  In April 2001, he was promoted to Correctional Lieutenant. Griffith was promoted to Correctional Captain in December 2004.