April 3

Friday, April 3 marks the 41st anniversary of the tornado that devastated our town and forever changed it as we knew it. Even though many years have passed, it is still very fresh in the memories of many of the folks that went through it. Stamping Ground also survived two downtown fires that destroyed much of Main Street in the early years of it’s existence.



“My scars remind me that I did indeed survive my deepest wounds. That in itself is an accomplishment. And they bring to mind something else, too. They remind me that the damage life has inflicted on me has, in many places, left me stronger and more resilient. What hurt me in the past has actually made me better equipped to face the present.” – Steve Goodier

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John B. Moreland III



Buffalo Center will be opening soon on Springview Drive! Commissioner Ashleigh Perry had a chance to speak briefly with owner Bobby Thomason regarding the new center. The center can hold 3-4 businesses. The area that used to be the laundromat has been rented out and will soon house a cemetery monument store. Thomason is currently in talks with other potential renters for the other areas.
Commissioner Perry is excited to see new businesses opening in the area and would like to remind everyone to check out our new and growing Buy Local Directory.  If you live in or have a business in the 40379 zip code and would like to be included in this directory please contact Commissioner Ashleigh Perry at ashleigh@stampinggroundkentucky.com or 859-200-7407 (cell) with your: business name, mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, website address, business email address, manager name, hours of operation, and which industry your business falls under.
-By Commissioner Ashleigh Perry