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Business

  • 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!”

  • 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.

  • Shifting focus to local community

    Higgins Rig company has been buying and selling drill equipment for water wells, oil well drilling, gas well drilling and mining industries for over 25 years. They buy old equipment and rebuild it to work like new. Some of their inventory includes equipment such as air compressors and Boosters, auger drills and rigs, bucket rigs, cable tools and draw works, drill casing and pipe, generators and engines, grout pumps, mud pumps and mud systems, oilfield equipment, pump hoists, rotary drills and rigs as well as water trucks.

  • Shifting focus to local community

    Higgins Rig company has been buying and selling drill equipment for water wells, oil well drilling, gas well drilling and mining industries for over 25 years. They buy old equipment and rebuild it to work like new. Some of their inventory includes equipment such as air compressors and Boosters, auger drills and rigs, bucket rigs, cable tools and draw works, drill casing and pipe, generators and engines, grout pumps, mud pumps and mud systems, oilfield equipment, pump hoists, rotary drills and rigs as well as water trucks.

  • Cozy with Cabin Fever

    After putting an ad in the newspaper for a small farm and livable home, Bob and Nadine Jennings found the small farm they were looking for in LaRue County on Old Elizabethtown Road.

    “We bought the house in 1997 and made it a bed and breakfast in 1999” said Nadine, “We had this big ol’ house and just the two of us so we decided to rent out rooms.”

  • 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.”

  • Reduce reuse recycle, repeat

    The old adage one man’s trash is another man’s treasure is certainly true in the case of Renaissance Repeats. Jill Gray, solid waste coordinator for LaRue County, has seen many things come through the Recycling Center that were still functional or could be reused.

  • Alter your outlook with a perfect fit

    For one Hodgenville woman sewing has been such a big part of her life that she made a business from it. Rosa Smith started learning to sew at a very young age, “My mother was a seamstress and I remember her making costumes for my uncle who was a mariachi performer. I would have to be her manikin and hold up the coat while she sewed the embellishments on it.” Smith said.

  • Carrying on a family tradition

    A local business owner is carrying on the family tradition of working on vehicle transmissions.

    Wolford Transmission provides a wide variety of mechanical work to customers including rebuilding or overhauling transmissions, reprogramming computers in vehicles, towing and much more. The business is located on 226 East Main Street in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.

  • Turning love of semi trucks into a business

    One Buffalo man started his own auto repair business out of his love of repairing semi-trucks and other vehicles.

    Randy’s Auto is an auto repair business that is located on 212 Greensburg Road in Hodgenville. The business provides a variety of services including major or minor car repair, semi-truck service and repair, oil changes, towing services and much more.

    Owner Randy Allen said he drove a semi-truck for several years and that he always wanted to open his own repair shop.