Kentucky pride is hard to match. If you’ve never visited the great Bluegrass state… well, y’all need to come see us. For those of you who live in Kentucky, or those of you who have been here before, you already know what I’m talking about.
The breathtaking view of white picket fences. Horses. A setting sun over the city of Lexington. The sweetest southern hospitality you’ll ever experience east of the Mississippi River. Bourbon. Basketball. Small business. And wide-spread love for our state.
At least, these are my favorite things about Kentucky. And there is one Kentucky business, in particular, that stands out to me.
Shop Local Kentucky began in 2013 when Rick & Joni Paynter began printing shirts in their garage for a non-profit mission. Today, Shop Local Kentucky sells apparel and decals for-profit while supporting a multitude of local Kentucky causes and missions.
In the last two years, Shop Local Kentucky has raised over $500,000 for various non-profit and charity groups. Not every piece they create raises funds but they do bring awareness and conversation to the table.