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The News-Democrat is highlighting local businesses that have recently opened or changed owners. More profiles will be published in upcoming editions.
Artful Gifts Etc.
Owner: Dinah Marshall
Address: 509 Highland Ave, Carrollton 41008
Phone: (502) 532-0155
Opened: Spring of 2012
Description:Artful Gifts offers a variety of local hand crafts, jewelry, semi-precious, pearl-fused glass and spoon jewelry. All products are one of a kind, including large quilts, throws and mini quilts, pencil and ink prints, winter and Derby hats and pottery. The shop also includes paintings of barns, birds and cows, as well as local hand turned bowls, rolling pins and stools with hand woven bottoms and other high-end gifts.
Unique:Artful Gifts offers one-of-a-kind gifts, special orders and gift baskets made on site. The shop also offers local delivery.
Why decided to open: “My husband Barry and I have been vendors at Art and Craft shows for many years,” Marshall said. “He enjoys working with wood and I enjoy painting barn quilts and replacing chair seats. We decided to settle down and open a shop in downtown Carrollton.”
Bill and Shirley’s Grillin’ Station
Owners: Bill and Shirley Davis
Address: 33 U.S. Hwy. 42 West, Carrollton, 41008
Phone: (502) 732-9907
Opened: The Davises bought the restaurant and reopened July 11, 2011
A diner-style restaurant that offers homemade country cooking. Plate-lunch specials include brisket, smoked pulled pork, catfish, meatloaf, hand-breaded and tenderized pork tenderloin. Also specialize in angus steak burgers.
Unique:Offer open-mic nights on Friday and Saturday nights, starting at 8 p.m. and lasting until closing, which is 10 or 11 p.m., depending on the crowd. Also has a bar area that serves beer. Specials include hand-breaded catfish and homemade salmon patties on Friday and Saturday.
Why decided to open: Smiling, Bill Davis jokes: “Because the economy was so bad, we couldn’t lose money any other way.”
On a more serious note, though, Shirley Davis said after working her whole life in other bars, restaurants and stores, “I’ve always wanted to have my own restaurant. I enjoy being my own boss.”
Bin’s New China
Owner: Bin Lin
Address: 1903 Hwy. 227 (next to Sav-A-Lot), Carrollton
Phone: (502) 732-7728
Opened: Sept. 20
Description:Chinese buffet-style restaurant with serve-yourself hot and cold food bars; patrons also may order from the menu. Dine in or take out; also available for catering.
Why decided to open: Bin Lin, who is originally from Fujang, China, and has lived in the United States for 16 years, said the main reason he bought the business from its previous owners was so that he could have a job and keep his family together. Also working at the restaurant are his wife, Cai Xia Pan, and his parents.
Unique: Bin Lin, who is still learning English, said he believes the main thing that makes his restaurant unique is that his buffet offers dishes that are completely different from those made by the previous owners.
Carroll County Auction
Owners: Tim and Vicki Tingle
Address: 2078 Hwy. 227, Carrollton
Phone: (502) 706-1076
Description:The Tingles specialize in estate sales, household sales and consignments. “We’ll take anything,” Tim Tingle said.
Why decided to open: Tim Tingle worked as an apprentice auctioneer for 2½ years at the Auction Barn in Eminence and earned his auctioneer license in Septembr. “We were looking at locations in nine counties, but we kept coming back to Carroll County,” he said. They chose to sublease 7,000 square feet of space from American Rental Company, next to Dollar General, because it is close to the interstate and there is good traffic flow coming in and out of Carrollton on 227.
Unique:Tim Tingle said their auction house is unique because they offer two sales each week. On Tuesdays, he auctions off box lots at 5:30 p.m. and everything else at 6 p.m. On Fridays, the auction starts at 6 p.m., as well. The Tingles offer “specialty” auctions, such as a recent auction that featured only tools.
“We also photograph everything and post it on AuctionZip.com,” he said. Potential buyers can log onto that site, type in his auctioneer number – 23085 – and the site pulls up all of the items they have for sale.
“We also offer comfortable seats for up to 200 people, and it’s not crowded. We have plenty of room for people to mingle,” he said.
and Gift Shop
Owner: Misty Hembree
Address: 519 Highland Ave., Carrollton
Phone: (502) 732-9912
Opened: November 1, 2012
Description:Cornerstone offers a selection of silk and fresh flowers for special occasions, along many retail items and home décor.
Unique:Cornerstone is able to “personalize every order we deal with, while dealing with the customer’s feelings and emotions in happy or sad times,” said Hembree.
Why decided to open: Hembree said that after a life changing experience this year, the Lord blessed her “with the opportunity to work every day doing the things I love—being creative and working with the community.”
J & W Korner Deli & Market
Owners: Jack Ogden and Winnie Sutton
Address: 14387 E. Main St., Sanders
Phone: (859) 250-5391
Opened: Aug. 23, 2012
Description:Korner Deli is a small grocery and deli with hot food in Sanders, Ky.
Why decided to open: “There was no business in town where residents could get needed supplies,” said Winnie Sutton. She and Ogden opened the business together to fill this need in their community.
Unique: Sutton also said that “We are here for the residents and strive to please our customers. We make homemade foods and a variety of baked goods.” The business is unique by nature, as it is the only one of its kind in Sanders.
Stories and photos by Phyllis McLaughlin and Sarah Beach/The News-Democrat.