Nine businesses in Letcher County have received mini-grants through a program administered by Appalshop.
Each grant is $2,000 and comes from a larger grant to Appalshop from the Community Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky and Journey Charitable Foundation. Appalshop lists the Letcher County Tourism Commission and CANE Kitchen as partners in the project.
Businesses that will receive the money are:
• Caudill Corn (a kettle corn popup shop owned by Chris Caudill)
• Heritage Kitchen (an American style restaurant on Main Street in Whitesburg owned by Brad Shepherd and Daryl Royse)
• Lacy Hale Arts (an artist’s studio owned by Lacy Hale)
• Polly’s Produce (a produce stand and propane filling station on Whitco Hill owned by Randy Polly)
• Roundabout Records (a vinyl record and music shop on the corner of Main and East Main in Whitesburg owned by Ben Spangler)
• Russell Griswald Art and Tattoos (a tattoo artist at the Parlor Room Art and Tattoo on Main Street in Whitesburg)
• Rustic Rooster Custom Metal Signs (a sign-making company at Kona owned by Roddy and Jodie Back)
• Streetside Grill and Bar (a restaurant, bar and music venue owned by Charlie Wright)
•Summit City on Main ( a restaurant/ bar and music venue owned by Tracy Adams and Keishia Dixon).