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Business

  • It’s not a profession it’s a passion

    Bridgette Blair had always felt drawn to be behind a camera. Even as a child Blair has shown interest in taking pictures;

    “I’ve been taking pictures since I was little,” said Blair “I had a poodle I would dress up and set in different spots to take pictures.”

  • Where good people meet good food

    Ray DeSpain, owner of Ray’s Hodgenville Grill, first developed a taste for the restaurant business while on a South Fork Church mission trip to Tellico River, Tennessee, in 1976.

    The 1975 LaRue County High School graduate was assigned to work in the camp kitchen.

    “We fed the same people three times a day and I was involved in all the stages of preparing and serving the food,” DeSpain recalled. “While I was doing it, I felt a Power leading me into the restaurant business.”

  • Can you bring me some Laha’s

    For a lot of LaRue County natives who moved away from home, one question they usually ask LaRue Countians who travel to visit them is, “can you bring some Laha’s burgers with you?”

    Laha’s Red Castle is located on 21 Lincoln Square in Hodgenville and it is owned by Kelly and Anita Laha. The restaurant is known across the county for their hamburgers that are made with onions. They also serve a wide variety of other food items including chili dogs, hot dogs, chili, chicken nuggets, french fries, onion rings and more.

  • More than a venue

    Steeped in family history, Thurman Phillips Guest House and Claudia’s Tea Room, located in Sonora, are providing an elegant venue for almost any entertaining need while carefully preserving the past.

    “All the property on the corner is owned by Charlie Thurman’s family. He lived and worked in New Orleans; that’s where he met his late wife, Claudia. When they retired, they moved back to Kentucky.” said Renee Peace, General Manager of the Thurman Phillips Guest Home and Claudia’s Tea Room.

    Thurman-Phillips Guest Home

  • Providing all your phone service needs

    One local cell phone dealer and repair business is aiming to provide cellular service with a personal touch to LaRue Countians.

    Hometown Wireless is located on 74 Shawnee Drive in Hodgenville. Their hours are Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    The Bluegrass Cellular and H2O Wireless dealer offers a wide selection of new and used phones, phone accessories and phone repair. Hometown Wireless is owned by James “Jim” Ferrie and the business also has locations in Campbellsville and Elizabethtown.

  • Generations of quality service

    What started out as a side job, serving family and friends has grown in to a business that has been run by three generations.

    “My granddad, Clanrence Crume, worked at Ford Motor company and started Crumes Monunment in 1951. He mostly did it for family and friends. All the monuments were ordered finished and Granddad would install in the nearby cemeteries.” said Jim Crume owner of the Hodgenville location of Crumes Monuments.

  • Learning, but having fun

    It’s not hard for anyone to notice the learning that is taking place with all the laughter at one LaRue County daycare.

    Laugh N Learn is a preschool and child care center that educates children and helps them develop social skills, emotional growth and physical coordination for children ages birth to 12-years-old. They are located on 620 South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Their hours are Mondays through Fridays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Growing a business by the grace of God

    One LaRue County business owner said he owes all the success of his tire and repair service to God.

    Mel’s Tire and Repair Service is located on 626 South Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. The business sells new and used tires. They also offer a wrecker service, welding services and field or road service for trucks, tractors and combines.

  • Providing tires for all needs

    A LaRue County tire store has been meeting their customers tire needs for almost two decades.

    David Street’s Tire and Towing is located at 10958 South Dixie Highway in Sonora. The store offers a wide variety of products and services including new and used tires, batteries, roadside assistance, tire disposal, 24/7 towing services and more. Their hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Ministry through childcare

    One LaRue County family is working to provide children with a sense of being loved and knowing God’s love through their work and service as a childcare center.