Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Miss Hoss’ Sweet Shop Brings New Life to Former Holt’s Location

miss hoss 300

GREENVILLE, Ky. (7/2/13) – Monday, July 1st, marked the "soft opening" of Miss Hoss' Sweet Shop, in the former Holt's Clothing Store location on the square in Greenville.

Many have waited in anticipation, watching day by day for months, as the unique store that combines homemade candies, cakes, cookies, and a host of other goodies, with freshly brewed coffee and pantry for early morning customers, and chicken salad sandwiches and other mouthwatering items for lunch prepared for opening.
 
But before the doors officially opened, owner Linda Vaughn Taylor decided to, in her words, "give credit where credit's due, by dedicating the store to the glory of God." She said.
 
Thursday night, June 27th, over 50 people were on hand at the store designed to make you feel you've stepped back in time, "like a little slice of Mayberry." Taylor joked.
 
"Last night was a blessing," she continued. "My brother, Mickey Travis, who is an ordained minister in Clifty, Kentucky, said a few words. Then my pastor, Tom Carol, of Browder General Baptist Church, led us in prayer. He blessed the building and the community. Mayor Ed DeArmond made the first official purchase, after which we had a ceremony where the first dollar went to God, as we handed it to the pastor. My brother then spent the second dollar, and we hung it on the wall." Taylor continued, turning and pointing to a frame on the store wall which contains a one dollar bill, and an empty space where another dollar bill should be above it.
 
"We hope that this will be a good conversation piece, so that when someone comes in and asks why there's a blank spot in the frame, it will give us a good chance to bring up God." Taylor explained.
 
Monday morning, the doors officially opened with cappuccinos and muffins. "July is 'Blueberry Month', so today we served blueberry coffee and blueberry muffins,” Taylor said. “For lunch we'll chicken salad and tuna salad sandwiches. We want to have as many homemade items as possible. We'll be making fudges, specialty cakes, specialty pies, and of course ice cream. We have some very talented cake decorators, we'll do specialty baskets. We'll also do special orders. Just call me ahead of time and let me know."
 
Miss Hoss' has already gotten a great running start, winning second place in its category at the April "Taste Of Muhlenberg County" competition, and supplying goodies for the recent Duncan Center "Mother’s Day Weekend Tea" event.
 
"The city has just been wonderful to us already. It's just been amazing. They've been supportive, they've helped me any way anyone could." Taylor noted.
 
In a prior interview with SurfKY News in February, Taylor explained where the store got it's unusual name.
 
"My prior husband was killed in an accident, and his nickname was Hoss, so I was always called Miss Hoss. I had planned to open a sweet shop much like this in the Kentucky Lake area when we were living there, but while we were in the process of getting it started he was killed in an accident. After that my kids and I moved back to Muhlenberg County. This is where I'm from. Truthfully, I lost interest in just about everything for two years, but now God has given me this opportunity, so I'm going to go with it," Taylor said, adding that now she has married Rick Taylor of Owensboro and he's "moving down here to the country. I always said I wanted a little store like something in Mayberry and God even gave me a "Taylor", she said with a smile.
 
Hours are from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sunday and holidays.
 
Find out more about the new store by calling 270-376-0290, or friend the new store on Facebook at Miss Hoss' Sweet Shop.

hoss2
Paul McRee
SurfKY News

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
2/6/2014 - posted
3/13 - 16
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 11066

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 14, 2014 3642

Man Tries to Beat Train, Two Life-Lined to…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office
October 15, 2014 3102

Family Business, Graphics Pros to Open Friday

in Top News For All Sites by Shawn Freels
October 14, 2014 3080

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 14, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 15, 2014 2996

Chamber Meeting and More Announced

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Dorothy Walker
October 14, 2014 2825

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

in Hopkins News by Keith Todd
October 15, 2014 2752

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 15, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 15, 2014 2736

Woman Arrested for Domestic Dispute in the Street

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2696

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 17, 2014 2457

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Trending Now

October 18, 2014 1980

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 19, 2014 1675

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 18, 2014 1521

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

in Hopkins News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
October 18, 2014 1469

Grace Warehouse Hosts Singing Benefit for a White…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
October 18, 2014 1460

Hooked on Science - Bloody Handprint

in General News For All Sites by Jason Lindsey
October 18, 2014 1459

Research Important When Choosing a Charity

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 18, 2014 1432

Keeping the Faith - 'Dancing, not Marching'

in General News For All Sites by Ronnie McBrayer
October 18, 2014 1431

Kentucky's Jobless Rate Plummets to 6.7 Percent;…

in General News For All Sites by Kim Brannock
October 18, 2014 1381

How Senior Donors Can Avoid Scams

in General News For All Sites by SurfKY News
October 18, 2014 989

Ladies Night Out - West

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss