PRESTONSURG – With the economy in Eastern Kentucky on a downward spiral, one woman in Floyd County is doing her part in promoting local businesses and artisans. Kathy Hall is the owner of All Good Things and More, located in downtown Prestonsburg recently. Hall bought the local shop a year ago.
The store is an antique shop that takes items in from locals on consignment. The shop also features local items such as Maddie’s Old Time Fudge, Appalachian Coffee and local handmade candles from Dwale.
Hall worked as an independent contractor doing land and deed work for coal and gas companies before the industry took a nosedive. Looking for an opportunity to stabilize her income and do something she felt good about, Hall stumbled upon the All Good Things and More opportunity. With the help of friends and family, Hall launched her new business and it has become a cornerstone in Prestonsburg. It’s a local shop where people stop by to grab some of the best fudge they have ever tasted.
“We really take pride in Maddie’s Old Time Fudge,” said friend and employee Trish Bentley. “Kathy insists that every batch is made to perfection and not only does it taste heavenly, but it looks great as well.”
The store features one of a kind antique items, handmade crafts, homemade candles, coffee, soaps and fudge, and also does repairs and painting on furniture. The store carries a full line of milk paint in many different colors.
Eventually, Hall plans to offer different craft classes to teach different techniques such as wreath and candle making as well as open a deli that will offer gourmet soups and sandwiches.
Anyone interested in putting an item on consignment or teaching or taking a craft class, should contact Hall or Bentley at (606) 886-1029. All Good Things and More is located at 128 South Front Street in downtown Prestonsburg.
Andrea Saddler is a reporter for The Floyd County Times. She can be reached at (606) 886-8506.