Dependability - hard to find anymore
On November 1st, Bill opened our back door and almost knocked this baby down. We needed to make sure she got good care so we took her to the vet we always took our other dog, Freya to. We were very pleased with the way they treated Freya so we knew exactly where we wanted to take this new little dog, Pita.
Dr. Michael Doyle has helped us get this baby well again. She was starving, flearidden, had a lot of hairloss, was neglected to the point of abuse and had seizures. She didn't know how to play. She wasn't used to being touched or having any human contact. God only knows what kind of hell this precious baby went through.
She has since been spayed, been put on seizure medicine and we are working on letting her know that there are good people in the world, not everyone is as stupid and uncaring as the people who should have taken care of her when she was just a tiny puppy. She was about 6 months old when she showed up here. And as you can see at right, she has learned how to play, has gained weight and is growing her hair back.
It took a lot of time and care to get her well and we knew she was in good hands
at the Hartland Animal Hospital. Visit their website by
clicking on the logo below or on this link.
And to learn more about our newest member of the family and what her name stands for, click here.
Shorty's TV, Appliance and Furniture Inc.
1040 E Main St.
Horse Cave, KY 42749
450 Hammondsville Jonesville Rd
Magnolia, KY 42757
Young and Furlong Welding
640 Reynolds Rd.
Glasgow, KY 42141
***Added note - Jan. 18, 2013 - we needed more work done so we contacted John and he sent his son out. When his son had trouble, he came himself and got the job done. Again, they came when they said they would and although it took more time and materials than he first thought, he didn't charge any extra.
Horse Cave, KY 42749
If you or someone you know needs in home care, the people at Home Health Care are very good. Not only are they dependable, but they are caring, informative and know what they are doing.
Click on their logo to visit their website.
If you need some logging done call:
At 270 - 786 - 4806
or His cell phone: 270 - 537 - 4205
Marty always called when he said he would, showed up when he said he would, did what he said he would and was very honest and up front in every way.
For Hardware and small engine repair:
Weiss Hardware Store
Tom & Carol Weiss, Owners
950 Main Street
Mundfordville, KY 42765
Always helpful and friendly and Tom will go out of his way to help you get parts you need. He also does repairs on small engines and has reasonable prices. And he's fun to talk to.
For Office Supplies:
Dunagan Office Equipment
789 Old Dixie Road
Horse Cave, KY 42749
Office Supplies as well as New, Used, Scratched or Dented Office Furniture.
Grace Dunagan goes out of her way to help us get exactly what we want.
Cave City was given a grant by the state to build something for the farmers. They chose to build a farmers' market pavilion but Bob Hunt, the mayor, tells people that HE paid for it. They have told the market it would have to leave so THEY could use the pavilion on several occasions or have just scheduled an event without telling the market. They misrepresented themselves to get the money from the state and use it for themselves instead of the farmers. We have always believed from the beginning that they wanted the pavilion for themselves. Now they are wanting more grant money for a Ag Center. They don't deserve it, they wouldn't support the market they USED to have.
You would think a city would find a farmers' market to be an asset, but not Cave City. We have found many of them to be a small minded people, most of them having never lived beyond their area so they think that they are big stuff just because they are the "Gateway to Mammoth Cave." Kind of pathetic when the only claim to fame you can think of is to say you are the gateway to somewhere else isn't it? I've had many tourists say they are thinking of moving into the area and I tell them it isn't such a great place. They say, "But the people are so friendly." And I tell them that they are as long as they think they will get money from them but wait till they move in, they will never accept you. They are very two faced. I don't know how many times I have heard, "Oh, you're not from here are you?" in a very snobbish manner. That is not to say that EVERYONE there is like this but it is the general feeling you get from them once you live and work among them. They are not very open minded and willing to learn new experiences either. I told one woman I put sour cream on cucumbers and she screamed at me that you are only supposed to use that on potatoes. How long has sour cream been used for other things now? Decades?
Cave City is probably not a place where you would want to live or even visit if you are not from here. There's really nothing here and there ARE other "gateways" to Mammoth Cave. The market has chosen to move and be on its own. We will be far better off with no affiliation with the convention center. Their reputation in the surrounding area is not good, there are always people talking about how much they fight on the city council and amongst themselves. The market is now located at the Barren County Health Department in Glasgow, KY. You can read more about our move here.
The propane gas company we get our propane through is probably not the best choice for the person who doesn't like to be lied to. AMERIGAS, in Rowletts, KY, just north of Horse Cave, has misbilled us on many occasions. They send us bills with a certain payment on it such as $40 and when we get there they say it is $50. When we paid the $50, they said it was $75 dollars. They can't keep their records straight. As I write this, we ordered gas over two weeks ago and Bill just called to see what is going on. The girl in the office didn't know why it hadn't been delivered, she had been out for 4 days but she found the ticket laying on her desk.
On top of that. you can't catch them open most of the time when you go to pay your bill. During regular business hours they can be closed without any warning, no sign on the door saying they have "Gone Fishing," or anything. Bill just asked if they have regular hours and was told "from 7:30am to 3:30pm." But you have a fifty fifty chance of catching them, even if you don't go around lunch time. We know becuase it happens all the time.
It has been one problem after another with them. It has been SO bad in fact that we are in the process of putting in an outside wood burning stove to get rid of the need for any propane but certainly not AMERIGAS.
D & H WELDING
Tim, who works at the place below, said he would be out on a certain day. That day came and went and he didn't show up, didn't call. Bill stopped in to talk to him and he said he would be out on a certain day and the same thing happened. He never showed up, never had the decency or courtesy to call and let us know he wouldn't be here. We called John in the list above from Young and Furlong's. He did what he said he would.
D & H Welding
910 East Main St
Horse Cave, KY 42749
HARDY VALLEY LUMBER
Bob, who works for the business below, did the loading for Marty Miller above. Marty did a wonderful job of logging for us but Bob, tore up a lot of our land. A lot of it. And one of his drivers completely destroyed our elderberry bushes even though we had them flagged with red. As if that wasn't enough, he decided he didn't want to take the logs out that way so went another way. Bill showed him where he could drive to avoid any more damage of our landscaping but he went right over it, wooden ties, concrete blocks and all and completely crushed over $2,500 worth of plants. He has never came back to fill in the ruts which are over 2 feet deep in many places and filled with water and mosquitoes. We would warn everyone to avoid him like the plague.
Hardy Valley Lumber
390 Cemetery Rd
Horse Cave, KY
For our neighbors in Kentucky, or anyone else interested in Farmers' Markets,
Come visit Bill and Pat at the Cave City and Hart County's Farmers' Markets Website!
Meet the people who sell their beautiful fruits and veggies, delicious canned
and baked foods, local crafts and you can even buy some online!
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