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Business

  • 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.”

  • 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).