New pharmacy planned for city

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Business will be built on parkway connector road

By Linda Ireland

A new pharmacy is planned for the Cradle of Lincoln development on the Lincoln Parkway connector road.

Business partners and pharmacists David E. Bowman and Patrick Huff purchased a lot from Carl and Sharon A. Howell and hope to construct Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy by next spring.

Huff and Bowman work together at a drugstore in Columbia and are “very excited about coming to Hodgenville,” said Huff, who has been a pharmacist since 2006.

“This just seemed like the right spot,” he said. “Three pharmacies are here, but it is a growing town.”

The pharmacy will dispense prescription and over the counter medication and have a small supply of durable medical equipment like hospital beds.

“It will be a little bit of a specialty pharmacy,” Huff said. He offered examples of specialty compounding for prescriptions and assistance filling out forms. Medicare D and prescription counseling will be available.

The 2,000-square-foot building will offer a window drive-up and a full color flashing sign that will be reserved for community postings.

The partners hope to bring small town service to the business by being open every day except Sunday, including holidays, Huff said.

“We feel like we give service where people know us and we know them,” he said. “We want to provide medication at the lowest possible price and service at the highest possible level. You can do that in a small town.”

The men plan to be active in the community and encourage students to enter the pharmaceutical field. In Columbia, home of Lindsey Wilson College, they have worked with six students who are now in pharmacy school.

“If they go and get wonderfully educated, we ask them, please bring it back to Kentucky,” he said.

Huff and his wife Jeni have two sons, Ryan, 3, and Lance, 1.

Bowman, a pharmacist for 30 years, has three adult children ee" Beth, Chris and Steven ee" and several grandchildren.

Both men have family ties to LaRue County.