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Salyersville landmark waiting to rebuild after fire

By: Whitney Burks Email
By: Whitney Burks Email

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - A Salyersville landmark is still waiting to rebuild after a fire destroyed it last month.

Connelley Farm Supply in Salyersville caught fire in early June.

It opened more than five decades ago.

"In this area there's not many options, and we've been open since '58. We got a lot of loyal customers," said the owner's son Cory Salyer.

Last month the building caught fire.

"Totally destroyed the main structure of the building," said Fire Chief Paul Howard.

It left much of the building scorched.

"The age of the wires and the rodents that attracts from a feed store apparently had bit into one and shorted it out," said Howard.

The fire destroyed more than half of the building, but the owners say they were able to save a small piece of the building which is where they are currently conducting business and trying to sell what's left of their inventory.

"I get probably 50 calls a day wanting to know if we have feed, and it's sad to tell them but we don't," said Salyer.

Owners say they are hoping to rebuild as soon as possible, but for now all they can do is wait.

"It was a spot for a lot of loafers you know that come to sit around all day, and they don't have much anymore. The seats aren't very comfortable now, and the smell isn't very nice," said Salyer.

They are just waiting and hoping this familiar landmark will soon be back.


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