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Danville store to reopen with sale, proceeds to help Hockensmith children

By: Tim Johnston Email
By: Tim Johnston Email

DANVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - ABC Gold Games and More has been closed since the morning of September 20th, when Michael and Angela Hockensmith, along with Daniel Smith, were shot and killed inside. Co-owner Steve Divine said he's got a plan to get rid of everything and help others in the process.

"Anything within my power, I'm doing. This is just one of those things," said Divine, who went on to say it's the least he can do. However, selling an entire store will be a big task.

"Yes, I mean if it's in there, it's for sale," he continued. From tools to TVs and everything in between, Divine wants it gone even to the point of selling of his building.

"All I'm wanting to do is help the kids."

For Divine, the store has become a painful place, since he lost his friends in the triple murder. He said he's still seeking peace, and along the way he's hoping others can finds some closure in the closing.

"Reminisce a little bit and just kind of, you know, remember Mike and Angela, the kids, and stuff. Hopefully it will help their healing process," he described.

The store will open on Monday, October 28th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and he'll keep it going for a week or so, but Divine wants to move quickly.

"I don't want this to be drawn out for a long period of time because it's hard to go back in that store," adding, "There's just too many memories there, it's time to move on."

Before he's leaves, he wants to make a big impact for the children his friends left behind. Already, Divine said a lot of people have contributed to the Hockensmith Family fund, and he's grateful for that. Even more he said the family is truly blessed by the love and support.


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