• 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.

  • Finding a calling

    When you walk into Hairitage, you will be greeted by Jax and Sophie, Angie Thomas’ two Shih Tzus who are always ready to welcome their clients.

    Thomas graduated from high school and beauty school the same year and went to work for Jeanette Holbert at The Golden Hairpin. In 1985 Thomas opened up her Salon, Hairitage, next to American Legion in the old Phelps building. In 2006 Thomas had an addition built on to her home and moved Hairitage to the current location in Thomas’ home.

  • It’s all in the family

    James E. Bennett Orchard, located about four miles from Buffalo on Bennett Road, has been in the same family through four generations.

    “John Bennett started the family in the apple business,” said Lula Bennett, James Bennett’s widow. “John had two sons, Minor and Ernest, who each had orchards as did their sons, James and Tommy.”

    James’ son Mike, his wife Glenda and Lula now operate the business that sells several varieties of apples and peaches as well as honey, preserves, sorghum, jellies, and jams.

  • Turning average into elegant

    A LaRue County cabinet business takes pride in their creativity and attention to detail as they create original products for their customers.

    Walters Cabinets is a custom cabinet shop that specializes in designing, making and installing cabinets for kitchens, bathrooms, and other areas of a home or business. They also design and create a variety of other items including bookcases, wet bars, entertainment centers and much more.

  • Community coming together for Lincoln

    The Lincoln Museum on the square in Hodgenville, in operation for 26 years and counting, is a prime example of what can be accomplished when a community comes together for a common cause.

    “The idea of having a museum centered on Lincoln had been around for many years, but things were not quite right for it until several events happened in short order in 1988,” recalled Iris LaRue, longtime museum director who was serving as LaRue County Chamber of Commerce executive director in 1988.

  • Business created from fundraising roots

    A LaRue County graphics business was created out of the idea to help school groups raise money.

    Create It is located on 109 Lincoln Drive in Hodgenville. Their hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

    The business specializes in custom vinyl graphics printing for window decals, banners, signs, clothing, license plates, blankets, backpacks and much more.