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Edmonson County welcomed another grand opening today as "Po' Boys General Store and Bait Shop" celebrated their ribbon cutting with the help of the Edmonson County Chamber of Commerce.
Chamber Board Member Megan Hance said it was a great day for the ceremony.
"We weren't sure how today would go because of the pandemic, but we had a great crowd today and beautiful weather," she said. "We're always excited to welcome new businesses to our area and we're glad for the great turnout of people who helped us celebrate today."
Owner Jody Lashley said the store serves as sort of a hub for the many products and services he offers for lake-goers and folks in the area.
"We offer bait and tackle, live bait, camping and boating supplies, firewood, all sorts of snacks and cold drinks here at the store," he said. "Also here, we have our woodworking shop. We offer our handyman services around the lake where we do decks, staircases, all sorts of remodeling, you name it. We build and install boat docks and that's going well, of course we have our air boat tours available, we have an ice cream boat that sells ice cream, slushees, and sno-cones, and hopefully within the next week or two, we'll have our boat lift going. That will let people bring in their boat and we can pressure wash the bottom of the boat, fully winterize it, and get it ready for winter."
"If you're interested in the lake and the lake area, we have something for you," he said. "Our goal is to cover it all, whatever your needs are."
The store is located at 1091 Moutardier Road, Leitchfield, KY 42754 on the Edmonson/Grayson County Line. You can call their facility at 270-286-9300 or visit their Facebook Page by clicking here.