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Business

  • Like father, like son

    R & R Hardwood Flooring, Inc., located at 1805 Greensburg Road in Buffalo, is a family owned and operated business that offers installation, refinishing, restoration, custom floor designs, borders and inserts.

    Owners Ronnie and Paula Haysley started the business in LaRue County in 1993. Their son Dale joined them after he graduated from LaRue County High School in 2007.

  • ‘Make it worth their while, they will come’

    After the bottom fell out of the horse market, Karen Weaver, a long time trainer, was left wondering what she was going to do to supplement her income. Weaver had been breaking colts for a living and had been around horses her entire life. “I thought I’d try opening a consignment tack shop.”

  • High performance at hidden location

    For anyone driving on Greensburg Road in Buffalo, it’s almost impossible to notice the high performance racing engines that are being serviced inside the hidden location of Dale Meers Racing Engines.

    Owner Dale Meers has been drag racing since 1976 and he opened his business at its current location in 2002.

  • Keeping the lights on

    A local electric installation company keeps the lights on for hundreds of their clients across the state and country.

    David Whelan Electrical is located on 1250 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. The business performs a wide variety of electrical services for their clients including designing, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of electrical wiring systems.

    Founding owner David Whelan said he worked as a part-time electrician from his home for several years before becoming a full-time electrician in 2006 and opening DWE at its current location.

  • Plumbing business flourishing in LaRue

    A local plumbing business is thriving in LaRue County.

    Performance Plumbing is a local business that provides plumbing services including the installation and maintenance of pipes, drains, fittings, fixtures, valves and other devices that are used for the distribution of potable water for drinking, washing and waste removal. The business is located on 1250 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville.

  • Making dreams come true

    A LaRue County vehicle restoration business is helping make classic car owners’ dreams come true.

    The Shoebox Shop is a family owned classic car and street rod restoration center that is located on 4754 Old Elizabethtown Road in Hodgenville. The business restores and services a wide variety of classic cars, street rods, bicycles, gas pumps, signs, vending machines and much more. Their hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

  • Nurturing creativity through music

    Diana Aubrey had studied music privately and started teaching music lessons at Memorial Elementary in Hart County, when she decided to branch out and open a piano studio in Hodgenville in 1977,

    “Being that young I didn’t have a business plan, I just advertised for two weeks and ended up getting 20 students those first few weeks!”

  • Compassionate care for your pets

    Unconditional love. That’s what the staff at LaRue County Animal Clinic says that our pet animals give us. Dr. Clint Durham, Harley Walters, and Carol Tucker, at the clinic on Highway 1607, strive to reciprocate that affection in their treatment of their patients.

    “We offer quality, compassionate, up-to-date care for all of the fur-babies that come here,” said Tucker, receptionist.

    The clinic has been at its current location since 1979. A full-service, veterinary hospital, it offers comprehensive medical, surgical, and dental care.

  • Like father, like son

    Though John “Tommy” Gardner, owner and operator of Gardner’s Body Shop, has been in business at his present location at 2319 Lincoln Farm Road since 1989, his experience with his craft goes back much farther.

    “I painted my first car, a 1964 Ford, when I was 15 working at Byerly Ford in Louisville,” Gardner said.

    His father, Wilburn “Shorty” Gardner was body shop manager for 12 years at Byerly. Gardner learned the trade from his father and the other body men with whom he worked.

  • Side job turns into the business

    A Magnolia man has turned a side job for supplemental income into a thriving business.

    Leonard Thompson of Magnolia founded his business Triple T Auto in 1981. Thompson said he worked as a mechanic at a local car dealership and started Triple T Auto as a “side job” on the nights and weekends.

    “I started the business in a two car garage with my brother-in-law Norman Stilts,” Thompson said. “As time went on and the business continued to grow, we outgrew that area and we now have a five car garage.”