Struggling Economy Affecting Sweet Treats

A Perry County business owner says the economy made for a rough summer at her shop.

Diane Hollan, who owns Tropical Snow in Hazard, says fewer people are making a trip for a cool treat. She says it's getting harder to turn a profit as prices at the grocery store rise.

Hollan says, "The season's changing, lemons have gone up and we don't have that anymore. And strawberries are hard to locate and find, prices have gone up. So people might not be able to afford the higher price."

Hollan says she had to raise the price of some of their desserts to offset the rising price.


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