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Former owners of Sonora Market hit with civil suit

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The former owners of Sammy’s Market in Sonora are the subject of a civil suit filed earlier this month after allegedly falling behind on credit payments.

Owned by Sammy and Nelda Wooten, Sammy’s Market closed its doors in October after 35 years in business. The locally owned market consisted of a store and gas station.

In an interview with The News-Enterprise last October, the couple said they were trying to sell the property at 490 E. Western Ave.

They have retained an attorney, Nelda Wooten said, but she declined to comment further.

According to the civil complaint filed Jan. 18 by Southern Kentucky Maintenance LLC., the store owners purchased fuel “for individual use and/or for use in other business ventures” as well as cleaning and repair work to store equipment. Several invoices were included as exhibits in the court file.

The account balances total more than $180,000, and the complaint alleges the defendants have failed to make payments since Oct. 13.

“The plaintiffs therefore elect and declare the entire unpaid balance due and payable,” it reads.

Sammy Wooten, Nelda Wooten and Sammy’s Market Inc. are listed as defendants. Civil summons were issued Jan. 20, according to court records.

In addition to recovering the $180,030.62 owed for the revolving accounts, Southern Kentucky Maintenance also is requesting interest and attorney fees and costs.

The defendants have not filed a response at this time.