County Connections: Stulls Country Store is a trip back in time

04/18/2017 03:00 PM

ANDYVILLE – Fourteen miles northwest of Brandenburg in Meade County, lays a treasure of a by-gone era, the country general store.

Stulls Country Store began operation in 1972 on a site where a store has operated since the turn of the century.

Stulls, was established and operated by Marvin and Linda Stull until they sold the business in 2006 to their daughter Marlinda Stull.

It’s become the center of activity for the Concordia, Rhodelia, Battletown, Wolf Creek and Payneville communities of northern Meade County as well as a destination for folks who visit from all over the State of Kentucky, regionally and even from all across the United States.

“People still come here, still gather here, and the reason I bought it was I like that,” Stull said. “Sometimes I think in this culture we become too hurried, we become too worried about things on the peripheral and not about things that are pretty simple and easy.”

The small store has a wide selection of items such as general groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, a full deli and small restaurant, gasoline, as well as old and new memorabilia on display.

“We may not be big, but we have everything that we think you need, and sometimes we get so big, we have so many other choices, that it drowns out little people like us,” Stull said. “The folks in this community know that we’re here, they take care of us, we take care of them and I love it.”

Another service the store offers to its rural residents is a little free library where guests can stop by and pick up books, read them, and then return them when they are finished.

Don Weber

Don Weber is a Video Journalist for Spectrum News and covers politics and education on Pure Politics, Kentucky’s only nightly program dedicated to state politics. Don is a lifelong Kentuckian and a graduate of Northern Kentucky University. He spent many years covering sports in the Northern Kentucky area before shifting primarily to politics. You can watch Don’s work weeknights at 7:00 and 11:30 on Pure Politics, available exclusively on Spectrum News, HD Channels 403 and 715. If you have a story idea you can reach Don at donald.weber@charter.com.

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