• Parsley-Byrd Honored as Top Financial Advisor

    Local U.S. Bancorp advisor Regina Parsley-Byrd is among a select number of financial advisors for U.S. Bancorp Investments, Inc. who has earned the 2015 President’s Club recognition award. She earned the distinction by ranking as one of the region’s top achievers and for displaying outstanding leadership qualities and superior dedication to his clients.

  • A family business with a country charm

    A local garden center constantly strives to provide their customers with the advice and products they expect, but with a “little country charm” and a family approach to how they run their business.

    Lee’s Garden Center is located on 1918 Bardstown Road in Hodgenville. Their hours are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Building with pride

    One LaRue County construction contractor has positioned his company to be a “one stop shop” when it comes to constructing any type of building.

    John Bell Construction is a general contracting company that manages the day-to-day operations of a wide variety of building construction sites, including commercial and industrial.

  • Modern medicine meets personal service

    When it comes to something as important as the medication you rely on, it’s comforting to know the people who are handling it.

    Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy is owned by Patrick Huff and David Bowmen who also own pharmacies in Liberty and Franklin. The pharmacy opened in July 2010; they pride themselves on being part of this community.

    More than filling prescriptions, Lincoln Parkway Pharmacy carries a wide selection of home care products and durable medical equipment. They also offer immunizations.

  • Bringing vehicles back to showroom condition

    Anyone can wash a vehicle, but one local auto detailer is constantly striving to go above and beyond a wash.

    Hodgenville Auto Detailing is located on 270 Herbert Howell Road. The business specializes in cleaning the inside and outside of vehicles, which includes buffing, waxing, shampooing the inside, degreasing the motor and more.

    Owner Brian Louthan said he has been detailing vehicles since he was in high school and that he owned a auto detailing business in Elizabethtown before opening Hodgenville Auto Detailing.

  • Helping children learn and grow

    One local childcare provider is working to provide an atmosphere for children to learn and also have fun.

    Learn N Grow is located on 29 Magnolia Street in Upton. The state certified childcare center has a capacity of 73 and accepts children from six-week-old to 13-years old.

    Owner Maribrooke Sullivan attended Western Kentucky University and has her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education. After graduating from college, she said it was hard to find a teaching job and that she was hoping for an opportunity to come her way.

  • 20 years, living the dream

    Doris Jewell, owner of Jewell Box Fabric and Upholstry shop, has been living her dream for over 20 years.

    Jewell said her husband, Ray, always wanted a farm so they bought a farm in Hart County.

    “I married young and my mother-in-law taught me to sew; I’ve loved it ever since.” she said.

    “I always wanted a fabric shop,” Jewell said, “We got the opportunity to buy this one and I added to it.”

    Jewell opened up her shop, in what used to be a grocery store, in 1995.

  • Making flowers personal

    Making flowers more personal to those who receive them is what one local flower shop strives to do everyday.

    Upton Florist is a floral shop that is located on 100 North Walnut Street in Upton. The shop features a wide variety of fresh flowers, plants, quilts, wind chimes, baskets, candles, bird houses, porcelain angels and more. The items sold at Upton Florist can be used for funerals, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day, Memorial Day, Mother’s Day or for any other special occasion.

  • There are no strangers here

    Angie and Reed Smith, owners of 224 Farmhouse Diner, are turning their dream of owning a restaurant into their customer’s experience of dining in a cozy and welcoming atmosphere.

    “Having a restaurant was always my dream,” said Angie Smith, “I never thought it would become a reality.”

    When Reed mentioned building a restaurant, Angie said she looked at him and thought ‘you have to be kidding me.’ But he wasn’t kidding and they began the process of building a restaurant on their farm.

  • More than just videos

    One local store that started out only renting videos now offers so much more to the community.

    Upton Video and More is located on 108 Money Court in Upton. The store sells and rents movies. They also have a restaurant that features several food items including pizza, chicken wings, nachos, hamburgers, chicken strips and more. The also have two tanning beds.

    Owner Karina Neal said she worked at the store when it was owned by Susan Dye and called Upton Video. When Dye wanted to sell the store in 2011, Neal bought it from her.