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Boyd County Extension Homemakers give homeless in Northeast Kentucky a warm, dry place to lay

By Katie Pratt University of Kentucky Numerous homeless in Northeast Kentucky have a warm, dry place to rest, thanks to the efforts of Boyd County Extension Homemakers. For the past six years, the Extension Homemakers have crocheted sleeping mats for homeless individuals out of plastic grocery bags. The mats warm with body heat, are waterproof and, when woven tight enough, keep mud and ground-dwelling...

Cal Turner Jr. will discuss ‘My Father’s Business,’ Dollar General, at Commerce Lex’s Spotlight event

Author Cal Turner Jr. will be special guest at Commerce Lexington’s Spotlight Series on Friday, 8-10 a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Lexington. Turner will discuss his latest book entitled My Father’s Business: The Small-Town Values That Built Dollar General Into a Billion-Dollar Company.  In the book, he shares his extraordinary life as heir to the company founded by his father, covering his...

Dollar General Store sets grand opening for new, larger store in Georgetown for Saturday

Dollar General will hold the grand opening its new store in Georgetown, Ky., at 859 S. Broadway St on Saturday, April 2 beginning at 8 a.m. Customers will enjoy special deals and free prizes at the grand opening event. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag, among other giveaways. The new...