Darren Doyle, story and photos:
Kayaks & More, a new canoe, kayak, and fishing supply store celebrated their grand opening today with a ribbon cutting hosted by the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
The retail store is located at 7910 KY HWY 259 North in Bee Spring and owned by Tony and Kim Polson.
"We're only two miles from the lake and five miles from Mammoth Cave National Park, and we see all the kayaks, boats, and campers that travel through here all the time, and other than the big box stores, there was no one here to service that business locally, especially a mom and pop shop," said Mr. Polson. "We've sold a lot more kayaks than we ever thought we would before we even opened."
"Plus, we don't want to just sell you a kayak then never see you again," he added. "We want to take care of all your needs here. We can provide parts and accessories of all kinds and we're an Old Town and Ocean Kayak dealer. We realize that some of these are more expensive boats but they're made in the USA and that means a lot to us."
Kayaks & More carries a full line of Malone accessories and they are also authorized Garmin dealers. They also carry a large line of fishing gear and tackle as well as kayaks and canoes of different sizes and configurations, along with all the accessories to go with them.
They're open Tuesday – Thursday, 9am – 6:30pm, Friday – Saturday, 7am – 7pm, closed Sunday and Monday.
Edmonson Chamber Director Greg Hudson said the word was already getting out about the products and services offered at Kayaks & More.
"They're already selling to customers out-of-state," he said. "They carry some hard-to-find items and people are taking notice. This is great for our county and our local business community. The weather was super for today's ribbon cutting and we wish them all the best."
You can call Kayaks & More at 270-286-7001 or visit their website at http://kayaksandmoreonline.com/ or you can visit their Facebook Page by clicking here.