• 27 years of hair cutting fun with the ‘Fantastic Four’

    The Fantastic Four Rick Linder, Cindy Smith, LaDona and Phillip Childress have a good time everyday they work together. The group has been in business together for 27 years.

    “We have fun here,” said Cindy.

    Rick and Cindy started working together in the Silver Blade Barber Shop with Jim Howell. Cindy started cutting hair when she was 19 and Rick has been cutting hair since he was 17.

    Howell was going to close the Silver Blade, so Cindy and Rick decided to set out on their own.

  • My Gal Boutique and Invite Me pair up on the square

    Linda Lindsey and Claudia Silva are the business duo of My Gal Boutique and Invite Me on the square in Hodgenville. They offer unique gifts and other products to LaRue County.

    My Gal Boutique

    My Gal Boutique started as a formal wear consignment shop in a different Hodgenville location. Linda Lindsey stocks wedding gifts, local artisan crafts, wedding dresses and other clothing. She runs a tuxedo rental business from the location as well.

  • Almost a century of meeting pharmacy needs

    By watching customers at Smith Drugs greet the pharmacist by his first name and inquire as to how he’s doing, an observer quickly understands why Steve Doom decided to continue like his father before him in a small town pharmacy.

    “My customers know me as a person and trust me as a friend to take care of their medicinal needs,” said Doom, owner of the drugstore that has been in the same Hodgenville location since 1917 and in the same family since 1985.

  • Making dreams into realities

    When Pat Davis moved to LaRue County from Jacksonville in 1990, she brought with her a dream—to open a nice gift shop in Hodgenville.

    For over 20 years she and her husband Larry Davis have made that dream come true as owners of Almost Home, a gift shop at 48 Lincoln Square known for its creative and innovative items.

  • Expressing businesses in a Blazin way

    A local graphics company is in the business of improving the branding techniques of organizations and people in LaRue County.

    Blazin Expressions is a business that designs and creates a wide variety of products for customers including business signs, yard signs, window graphics, business cards, t-shirts and much more. The store is located on 212 North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Elegant classy and affordable

    On Lincoln Boulevard in downtown Hodgenville, is a classy little jewelry store, Garrett’s Jewelry. Owners Erbie and Nancy Garrett opened the store in 1992, and offer their customers a wide variety of jewelry and accessories.

    Walking through the store you get a sense of timeless elegance that graces every inch of the carefully displayed jewelry, accessories and artistic pieces.

  • Shop provides sweet deals in Hodgenville

    Having made and sold 39,000 pounds of fudge last year, Sweet Shoppe owners Pat and Paula Durham certainly have a sweet deal going on in Hodgenville.

    “I make all the candy while Paula does mostly daycare (they own Kinderplay in Elizabethtown), and taking care of the business end of everything,” said Durham, 53. “Without her, I could never have done this.”

  • Capturing Images - Creating Memories

    The owner of a local photography business is striving to capture the precious moments of her clients’ lives through photography.

    Melanie Wells Photography is located at 216 North Lincoln Boulevard in Hodgenville. Their hours are from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The studio takes a variety of pictures for people including weddings, birthdays, high school senior pictures and many more.

  • Salon aims to stand out

    Daniel Skaggs has been cutting, drying, styling, coloring, perming, braiding and treating hair for almost ten years. And although he is not new to LaRue County, his salon, The Best Little Hair House is new. The shop also offers manicures and pedicures.

    He gave the salon its unusual name because “who doesn’t love Dolly Parton!” a reference to a 1982 movie starring Parton with a name similar to the hair salon. The salon is located on Old Elizabethtown Road in the former location of Choice Kut shop.

  • Dreams of opening salon come true

    Going to a salon can, at times, be intimidating. But, you walk into the Diamond Salon, the atmosphere is relaxed and fun, all because two friends are having fun doing what they love.

    Signe Milby and Mandy Cissell worked together in a salon for 10 years when they decided it was time to open their own. They made plans to open their salon in Cissel’s basement on Stiles Ford Road. Before they could open up shop, Cissal’s home was damaged by the Leap Day tornado in 2012.