Dependability - hard to find anymore

It is very hard nowadays to find anyone who will do what they say they will so when Bill and I run into a business that does the right thing we want to help them if we can. We have personally had dealings with the businesses below. We also have a list of the people we found to be NOT dependable, it is at the bottom of the page and is also important so you know who to avoid. What is written here is, of course, our opinions but they are based on our experiences and our belief that people should be held to a certain degree of responsibility and we ask no more of them than we would give ourselves.


Hartland Animal Hospital
6425 S. Jackson Highway
Horse Cave, Ky. 42749
Phone: 270.786.5545

Please help me.
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.


Saving the world from the dreaded ladybugs.
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.

Quality Care With a Gentle Touch!

And to learn more about our newest member of the family and what her name stands for, click here.


We recently had to have some warranty work done on our stove. Shorty's of Horse Cave was the person who was sent out. They first called to make sure what parts they needed and they called to see if it was a good time for them to come about 3 days before they said they would have the part in. They came when they said they would and called ahead twice. We were very pleased with their service.

Shorty's TV, Appliance and Furniture Inc.
Glasgow, KY 42142
270 773-493


A friend of ours had to have her car checked and called a transmission place that never called her back although she called several times. She ended up calling Doug Wells who returned her call the next day and put her car on his machine to check it. He found nothing wrong with the transmission. For all his trouble he charged her exactly nothing. She asked me to put him in this list because he turned out to be one of the few "good guys."

Wells Trans-Tech
450 Hammondsville Jonesville Rd
Magnolia, KY 42757


John Perkins owns a welding shop called Young and Furlong in Glasgow, KY. After repeated calls to a local welder here in Horse Cave, (see below in the UNDEPENDABLE section), and broken promises of coming out and no calls when they didn't show up, we talked to John who came when he said he would. He had to cancel once due to a funeral, but he called and rearranged another time and was there and did a great job when he came. You can contact him at:

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.


Odell is one of the good guys. He is a good neighbor, he's helpful and friendly and it is obvious his business is good because he always has a lot of big trucks waiting for him in his parking lot. He works on big diesel trucks and tractors.

Odell's Garage
598 Guthrie
Horse Cave, KY 42749


If you need some logging done call:

Marty Miller
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 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, Kentucky - If we were you, we would avoid it like the plague.

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.



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



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!

Click here for the Farmers' Markets Website.

Cave City regional Farmers Market - Come visit us soon!


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