187 responses to Kentucky Amish

  • Marcus Yoder
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 14th, 2012 at 06:42)

    There are Amish at Crab Orchard just north of Danville.The latest budget has statistics for 2011. 87 households 4 church districts and 4 school’s. I have an address for one of the Amish bulk food stores Yoder’s 87 Ky Hwy. 3246 Crab Orchard,Ky. 40419

    • brenda
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 8th, 2012 at 10:31)

      What are the hours an time for the Amish in Crab Orchard

    • brenda
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 8th, 2012 at 10:32)

      What are the hours an time for the Amish in Crab Orchard the ones with the greenhouses where i can purchase plants

      • BB
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 28th, 2013 at 17:48)

        Crab Orchard KY amish stores

        Most of the Amish in the Crab Orchard area are open like 9-6. I shop at Yoders a lot and really like it. They are really friendly people and they have a large variety. There is also another store called Kountry Kitchen. You go on down from Yoders and make a left at the little church on the corner and go about 3 miles or so and the store is on the right. You will see signs.

    • sarah
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 25th, 2013 at 15:14)

      Thnk you.
      I am looking for milking sheeps.

  • lou brummitt
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 20th, 2012 at 12:55)

    looking for a furniture craftsman

    I am trying to find someone who could make four oak seats for my diningroom chairs. The chair design is so that the seat is a separate piece not joined with the back of the chair. Any help would be appreciated. The seats are simple in design but it seems it’s the “dishing” out of the seat that many don’t know how to do.

    • Patricia
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 3rd, 2012 at 06:10)

      Chair Maker

      Not sure if you are interested in chair makers outside KY. I know of a great one in Chambersburg PA – Brownsville Chair Shop – Laban Myers – phone: 717-375-4666. Email I believe is MJOB@verizon.net. He isn’t Amish – is Mennonite.

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 20th, 2012 at 14:46)

    Furniture craftsman

    Try Titus Hoover on South Fork Church Road in Liberty, KY. He can do just about anything with furniture (he refurbished an old screen door for us and he custom builds things, too). Call Sunny Valley Country Store at 606-787-5946 and they can give you Titus’ number/specific address. If you haven’t been, Liberty, KY is within 90 minutes of Lexington and is in south-central Kentucky. Another place that might be able to help (in terms of directing you to craftsmen) is South Fork Furniture on South Fork Creek in Liberty (adjacent to Sunny Valley and other businesses). They work with many Ohio Amish furniture makers. Good luck!

    Kentucky Amish

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 20th, 2012 at 21:51)

    Phone number

    Titus Hoover’s number is 606-787-1404 at Scenic View Woodworking on South Fork Church Road/Ridge, just about a mile past Homestead Greenhouses. It makes a great day trip with lots to do (and within 90 miles/minutes of Lexington region). Check out www.GROWCaseyCounty.blogspot.com for more info and updates throughout the year (or “GROW Casey County” on Facebook).

    Best wishes, Catherine

  • lou brummitt
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 21st, 2012 at 20:58)

    Thank you Catherine for your help. We’ll call Mr. Hoover and hopefully he can help us out. I’ve been looking and asking around for a long time off and on. Thanks again. Lou

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 8th, 2012 at 11:09)

    amish furniture

    I am looking for amish that make furniture when in ohio i got a beautiful dining table and chairs would like something else made am in western kentucky now does anyone know any amish that make furniture in this area?

    • Keith Todd
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 14th, 2012 at 20:31)

      Replying to Tom in KY

      If you are interested in Cedar furniture, Simon Beachy near Marion, KY, produces wonderful custom items. I do not have a number, but he’s located on Auut Jane Tabernacle Road. From Marion take KY 91 North toward the Cave-In-Rock Ferry. About 9 miles out you’ll pass an Amish store on your left. Go about amother mile and look for the sign on your left. His shop is about a mile or two off KY 91.

  • Brittany
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 23rd, 2012 at 13:32)

    I was driving from Cave City to Munfordville on 31 W yesterday and stopped at a little place called J and J Country Shop or something of the sort. It’s almost like a little consignment shop. They have Amish clothes, toys, shoes, books, all sorts of things. It’s definitely worth a look if you’re in the area

  • michael wayne
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 14th, 2012 at 20:25)

    I was just wondering when the consignment auction is what the dates of it is if anyone has any contact info is much appreciated thank you very much

    I was just wondering about the consignment auction the dates and any contact information thank you very much

    • Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 14th, 2012 at 21:31)

      Auctions in Casey County

      Hi Michael,

      Check the GROW CASEY COUNTY website throughout the year (www.GROWCaseyCounty.blogspot.com) for the Casey County Produce Auction sale and related consignment auctions. The former is produce, plants and related ag products throughout the season, beginning now (complete schedule at http://growcaseycounty.blogspot.com/p/casey-co-produce-auction-schedule.html) and through mid-October when they will have their next consignment auction.

      Traditionally, the 501/127 Consignment sale/benefit auctions in Casey County are held the last Saturday in March and the last Saturday in October. Now the Casey County Consignment Auction is also doing the same in mid-March and mid-October so there are two in those months.

      Also, the 3rd Annual Haiti Benefit Auction will be April 27/28 of this month at the AG/EXPO Center just south of Liberty, KY on Hwy 127.

      I hope this is helpful and that you will visit Casey County in your travels!

      Best, Catherine Pond
      GROW Casey County

      www.GROWCaseyCounty.blogspot.com
      FACEBOOK: “GROW Casey County”

      Kentucky Amish

      • michael wayne
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 15th, 2012 at 08:46)

        thanks catherine

        thanks Catherine Pond

        for your quick responds responds

        if you have any more information on any more up and coming consinment actions would be help full.

        thanks mike

        • Al in Ky.
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 15th, 2012 at 10:17)

          The Hart County Consignment Auction was yesterday, 4/14/12. It
          is usually the second Sat. in April.

          The Spring Crofton Consignment Auction will be next Sat. April
          21 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Crofton Amish Community Center.
          From the Pennyrile Parkway, take Ext 23, turn west on Hwy 800
          and go 1.3 miles south.

    • Michael Wayne
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 5th, 2013 at 14:36)

      Amish auction

      Sir:
      I had great difficulty finding the date of the 2013 consignment auction. Finally the Munfordville Chamber of Commerce told me the auction is April 13, 2013. Hope that is helpful!

  • Kathryn
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 17th, 2012 at 17:50)

    Does anyone know of an Amish or Mennonite farmer who is selling pastured beef and/or pork? The local farms want an arm and a leg for it. Thanks!

  • michael
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 8th, 2012 at 20:27)

    look n to buy a mannul wood mizer or superior

    look n to buy a wood mizer or superior

    LT 40
    LT 30
    LT 28
    LT 25

    look n to purchuse one
    send pictures to kyleatherandhide@gmail.com
    or call mike @ 1502-475-5985 thanks

  • Marc
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 22nd, 2012 at 17:57)

    Amish near Louisville??

    Does anyone know of any amish communities near Louisville, KY?
    Thanks!

    • Al in Ky.
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 22nd, 2012 at 18:48)

      Marc — There are several Amish communities within about a one
      hour drive from Louisville. Here are some roads to travel on to find Amish stores, produce stands, etc.

      Irvington, Ky — US 60 west of Irvington
      Willisburg, Ky — Chaplin Road
      Sonora, Ky. (Swartzentruber) — Upton-Sonora Road
      Campbellsburg, Ky — Turners Station area
      Rosebud, In. (New Order) — SW Washington School Rd.
      Salem, In. — New Philadelphia area
      Paoli, In.– CR 500 E, and Lynd School Road
      Orleans, In (Swartzentruber) — CR 100 E and CR 200W

      All are interesting in their own way, but I would recommend
      Irvington, Ky., and Paoli and Orleans, In.

      In addition to these, there are several more within a two
      hour drive of Louisville. Two I would recommend: Daviess Co. Indiana and Munfordville, Ky.

      Kentucky Amish

      • Marc
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 22nd, 2012 at 19:01)

        Amish Sawmill?

        In particular, I’m looking for a community near Louisville that has a sawmill (hopefully cedar :-).

        • Al in Ky.
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 23rd, 2012 at 05:43)

          I would suggest going to the Paoli and Orleans settlements.
          There are several sawmills in each. Go to the produce stand
          at 700 N. Lynd Road east of Paoli and ask for directions to
          the sawmills in that settlement. Also go to the sawmill about
          2 miles north of the intersection of CR 700 N and CR 200W
          west of Orleans. If a specific sawmill doesn’t have cedar, I’m
          sure they’ll tell you where there is one. You may have to special
          order cedar.

          Kentucky Amish

      • Emily
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 11th, 2013 at 20:48)

        Henry County/Turner's Station Amish?

        Hi Al,

        I see you mentioned Amish in Henry County. Do you have any idea to which group they are affiliated (OO, Swartzentruber, etc.)? I have family in that area and was curious to know who settled that area.

        Thanks!

        • Al in Ky.
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 25th, 2013 at 21:00)

          Emily — They are Old Order Amish and if I am correct, I think have roots with the Swiss Amish in northeastern Indiana in Jay and Adams counties. The buggies I’ve seen in Henry County are of the open buggy type. Anyone else have further information?

          • Emily
            Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 25th, 2013 at 21:33)

            Amish in Henry County

            Thanks, Al! That is interesting that they are Swiss Amish. I live in Michigan, not terribly far from the Swiss Amish settlements here and in northeast IN.

            A few days after I posted above, I found a census study out of University of Cincy about OO population growth and settlements, and the Henry County group was noted in that study. Not sure of the size of the community, but they seem to have settled in the area between the 2000 and 2010 census. Interestingly, that is not exactly the cheapest land out there anymore, so I’m curious why they picked Turners Station and not something a bit off the beaten path (e.g., Pleasureville). I know there are established groups in the area that are focused on small farm food production (and Wendell Berry’s farm is not too far from there). Must have been some sort of draw for them to be there.

            Many thanks again for your thoughts. I am going to be traveling down there for a visit in a few weeks and am anxious to take a peek around town!

            Kentucky Amish

      • Jessica
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 28th, 2013 at 08:29)

        reply to Al

        I know a handful of the Amish on Sonora-Upton Rd in Hardin County. All really good people, a few in particular will not talk to you, then there are a few who are VERY nice. Sell eggs, bread, veggies, and if you know them well enough butter, ice cream, meats…I miss that area!

      • Comment on Kentucky Amish (July 15th, 2013 at 08:38)

        Is there an Amish community somewhere close to Paducah to Louisville, where a senior citizens group sould eat lunch or shop or both

  • ken dalton
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 30th, 2012 at 18:18)

    sheds/metal or wood

    i am looking for a shed,for my yard,but i want to see them frist can you tell me where in ohio is one of your community closest to northern ky.

    • Tom
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (July 20th, 2012 at 19:21)

      I am not sure exactly where you are in northern KY, but given you are in northern KY you are a short drive to many Amish settlements and only about a 3-4 hour drive to Holmes county Ohio. There is also a community in Flemingsburg KY, however I have never been to that particular settlement but it may be worth checking out and should be within a hour or so from northern KY

      • Ralph Davis
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 25th, 2013 at 11:03)

        New house

        I am looking to build eastern ky about 1 Hr from Lexington Ky. Bath county Ky . If you could help much thanks . Amish builder . You can call me at 1-301-266-2490 .

    • arlene
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 30th, 2012 at 11:03)

      there is a place in Laurel CO on East 80 in the bush area that sells sheds benches and playgound sets

  • Tom in KY
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (July 27th, 2012 at 12:41)

    http://www2.etown.edu/amishstudies/Population_by_State_2012.asp

    the KY Amish district count is now up to 72 and now 9000 Amish live in the state.

  • Tony Fammom
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 24th, 2012 at 14:12)

    Buggy Horse

    I am interested in purchasing a buggy horse. Thank you.

  • Keith Todd
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 24th, 2012 at 19:09)

    Amish Auction

    There is an Amish family in Crittenden County that has operated a greenhouse and bakery for a number of years. The patriarch is retiring. His family has taken over some of the operation, but they have a lot of extra equipment they have decided to sell at auction in late October. Got to http://www.bluegrassrealtyandauction.com/ for a flyer. They should have a manifest for the sale posted in the next couple of weeks.

    Kentucky Amish

    • Keith Todd
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 13th, 2012 at 22:25)

      Amish Auction folo

      Auction listing is at http://www.bluegrassrealtyandauction.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Photograph7.jpg

  • Mary
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 25th, 2012 at 14:49)

    Needing work done by the Amish

    I’m needing some work done by the Amish. Does anyone know how i can get intouch or vist? My loction is burksville Ky in Cumberland County.

    Thanks for your time.

    • Linda
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (December 3rd, 2012 at 20:27)

      Mary, may I suggest asking Amos Esh of Esh’s Storage Buildings, Phone(270) 864-3381, or Leroy Kauffman of Kauffman Builders, 270-433-6315. Both are in Burkesville, KY, and former New Order Amish.

      • Rita
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 17th, 2013 at 11:30)

        Esh's are a hassle to deal with

        I purchased my first building from Esh’s and I was pleased, except they did not finish or deliver it by the date they promised. They hit a tree with the gable top, and left it for US to repair.
        May 7, I ordered a custom building which was going to be a playhouse, and I was very specific about what I wanted. It was to look exactly like the one on the cover of their brochure. The 2 week delivery date they promised turned into 6 weeks, then when it was delivered, it was NOT what I had ordered. They changed the pitch on the roof from 12-12 to 7-12, thus ruining the gingerbread trim I had crafted for it. They had installed a window shutter….and which it was NOT to have…and they had removed it, and left 6 holes in the front, thinking I might not notice it (THEIR words). It had the wrong door and the one they installed had been laying in a barn for 10 years. I made a mistake of paying them in full, with a promise that they would bring the correct door. They did not show up. If you are looking for a SHED that you really don’t care about and is already built, it MIGHT be okay. Custom orders…no way. I think they saved scrap 2X4′s since the building was already sold. Disappointed, YES. Over almost $2,800.00 dollars and wrong roof pitch, wrong door, 6 holes in the front, 6 weeks, and I’m angry at myself for letting them by with getting paid. You cannot believe anything that Amos Esh says.

        Kentucky Amish

        • David
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 17th, 2013 at 12:04)

          Hassle

          Amos at Esh’s Buildings…DO NOT buy a custom building from them and do not expect any building to be delivered on time. DO NOT pay them until your building is 100% complete and in place without any problems. Once you pay him, the deal is over, and you are stuck with empty promises. I am so DISAPPOINTED in Amos Esh of Esh’s Buildings LLC

  • Bente
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 4th, 2012 at 21:12)

    Amish Horse Training

    Wanting to find an Amish farm that trains horses to ride, not pull. Located in Hardin co.

  • Dawn
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 6th, 2012 at 13:50)

    Need wooden toy horse stable

    I’m near lexington ky and I would love to purchase a horse stable toy for my daughter’s birthday. Where would I find an Amish made toy in this area?

  • Rashna
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (November 7th, 2012 at 12:02)

    Kids Tree House Help

    I’m looking for Amish woodworker near Louisville to build a tree house for my kids in my back yard. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!!!

  • Diane crain
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (November 11th, 2012 at 04:22)

    handquilting

    Am interested in finding out if there are any Amish quilters within the lexington area that would be interested in hand quilting and finishing a quilt. Thank you!

    • Maggie Austen
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (November 22nd, 2012 at 01:35)

      Handquilting Services

      I live in Ethridge, TN and there is a shop here that offers handquilting services done by Amish women. Their website is www.plainandsimplequilts.com or their phone number is 931-840-5522

    • Linda K Miller
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 31st, 2013 at 12:46)

      Saddles

      John, we live in Dunnville, Ky. and are involved with the local amish community three miles from us. There is a man named Eli Miller who is very well known for his saddle making and designing. If you are interested I will provide his address as they do not have phones but do use a community phone. So Eli would be able to contact you by phone or writing. You won’t be disappointed Eli’s work is everything a saddle and leather should be.
      Hope this helps.

      Respectfully
      Linda

      Kentucky Amish

      • Jay Garrert
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 2nd, 2013 at 18:12)

        Eli Miller saddles

        Does anyone have Eli Miller’s address, I bought saddles of from him years ago and my wife’s uncle was wanting to go see him about some saddle bags.

      • Jill
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 10th, 2014 at 21:40)

        Eli Miller Saddle

        I am looking for the contact info of Eli Miller. I would like to purchase a saddle and get in contact with him… a address or ???
        I’ve heard that he lives in Liberty, KY

        Email me @ jillboone33@mail.com

        Thanks for any info!

    • Linda K Miller
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 31st, 2013 at 12:57)

      Quilting

      Diane,
      We live in an Amish community that has several women and their daughters who perform finishing and hand quilting for various customers. One women is Ester Miller and her sister inlaw Martha Miller. I am providing my email so you can send your request.I will to take over to them. Also provide your phone number as they may wish to contact you that way. After living here I understand why the women are sought for their quilting talents. I can sit for hours watching them work on quilts.

      Respectfully
      Linda

      Kentucky Amish

  • Georgia Sasser
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (November 21st, 2012 at 22:06)

    Looking for Amish sawmill on Hwy 84 out of Sonora Ky

    A friend told me there was an Amish sawmill on hwy 84 outside of Sonora Ky. that sold cedar. My husband and I traveled from I-65 out about 40 miles and never did see it. Can someone tell me where it might be. We will be traveling back that way Nov. 27, 2012 and would love to find it. Thanks

    • Keith Todd
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (November 22nd, 2012 at 00:11)

      Looking for Amish Sawmill response

      I have an Amish friend who makes cedar furniture near Marion, KY. He gets his cedar sawed at a mill near Dawson Springs. Give me a few days and I might be able to get a phone number if you don’t mind traveling that far west.

    • Gordon McKemie
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 17th, 2013 at 12:12)

      Cedar lumber

      http://www.glasscocksawmill.net/

      Here is the website of a good sawmill in Spencer County KY that can supply cedar timber.

  • Gordon McKemie
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (January 9th, 2013 at 20:26)

    Pole barn construction

    I have a farm in Spencer County (Taylorsville area).
    I want to build a pole barn approximately 50×75 this spring.
    Several persons have recommended I get a quote from the Amish for this because they do excellent quality construction at a value price. If anyone knows an Amish construction team that would be interested in this project please forward my contact info.
    I can be reached at (502)2440770 or gordonmcke@insightbb.com

    Kentucky Amish

    • Ralph Davis
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 23rd, 2013 at 07:31)

      Pole barn

      I have a number of a Amish builder you can call and leave a message and they will call you back. They built a pole barn for me and done a really good job (Jeremy&Perry Cobertz (1-606-763-9042 Good luck

  • Ashley Craig
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 3rd, 2013 at 15:45)

    Hi,

    I am looking for amish to build a barn with an apartment near Georgetown KY. Anyone have any suggestions?

    • Amish Author Sicily Yoder
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 4th, 2013 at 19:22)

      Barn

      There is an Old Order Mennonite man in Cynthiana, Kentucky. I don’t have his number, but I believe his business was called Bluegrass Barns. If you could find Wayne Yoder, he would know.

    • Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 3rd, 2013 at 09:07)

      building in Georgtown

      He’s not amish but he is a heck of a nice guy. Sexton builders I worked for him years ago very devoted christain goes to churh on saterday I would not hesitate to use him He is curently working on a church in downtown Georgtown don’t know what typpe of barns your trying to build some barns I have worked on are better built than houses LOL Most of the barns Ive worked on were for large horse farms so I might be thinking along the same lines you are

      Kentucky Amish

  • Billy Smith
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 18th, 2013 at 19:40)

    builders

    I have land in Liberty Kentucky and I am looking for Amish builders to make me a cabin or small house. I am currently working out of state and can not contact the Amish in that area directly. Does anyone know of some local bulders that can build me a small house/cabin? email me at mukujoe@hotmail.com

  • Norma Burroughs
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 3rd, 2013 at 19:24)

    Planning a trip to Ky Amish Communities

    We are planning a trip this summer to Ky.Would appreciate info on Amish communities in Marion and Munfordville.Anything you may know would be helpful….We normally visit Ethridge Tn and we love it there, but want to expand our trip this year to include Ky.

    • Linda
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 4th, 2013 at 14:23)

      Norma,
      www.marionkentucky.org/
      has information about the Amish community in Crittenden County or Marion, Kentucky. A map is available of the local Amish area.

      • Norma Burroughs
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 4th, 2013 at 16:50)

        Thanks Linda….
        That website is very helpful,especially the map.Seems as if our main concern will be a place to stay, without driving too far out of the area.Unless I missed locating a nearby motel.
        Thanks again!

        • Al in Ky.
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 5th, 2013 at 07:32)

          Munfordville Amish

          I’ve been to the Munfordville settlement many times and always
          enjoy my visits there. Suggested places to go:

          The heart of the settlement is on either side of Cub Run Highway,
          Hwy #88, between Munfordville and Cub Run.

          Detweiler Country Store — 12825 Priceville Road
          You might stop there first to ask about other places to go.
          Detweiler’s is great — several small buildings selling various
          products — hardware, bulk food, household goods, etc.

          Rocky Top Salvage — 632 E. Gap Hill Road (bent and dent grocery)

          Miller’s Greenhouse and Furniture — 2375 Macon-Kessinger Road

          Yoder’s Variety Shoppe — 179 Archie Fryer Rd.
          Also ask at Yoder’s about the store that sells D. L. Miller’s
          art work (Amish artist). It’s near Yoder’s.

          Anna’s Kitchen — ask at Detweiler’s for the address. Sells
          jams and jellies retail and wholesale.

          Also, if you visit during produce season (roughly between May
          and Sept), try to visit on produce auction day at the Hart Co.
          Produce Auction. Call 270-524-0005 for the schedule. I think
          it’s on Mon., Wed., and Fri. It is Amish-run, with many Amish
          farmers selling produce there.

          Kentucky Amish

          • Norma Burroughs
            Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 6th, 2013 at 21:52)

            Wow! Thank you so much for this info! I was hoping someone who has already visited there would have some suggestions.
            Thanks again!

        • Keith
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 31st, 2013 at 09:03)

          Place to stay near Marion, KY

          We have a couple of nice Bed and Breakfast spots in Marion. On the Motel side check the Royal Inn- formerly Tobin’s Tourtel for basic accommodation. They should be listed on the marionkentucky.org site. Also try www.the-press.com where some of the BnB spots advertise. If you’d rather have a brand name hotel, try the Hampton Inn at Eddyville, KY, about 20 miles away. You’ll have good access to Marion via US 641. The main Amish community is west of Mattoon, KY, and north of Marion. Check out the Fords Ferry Road area for a scenic drive. There are some stores along KY 91 about 10 miles north of Marion. That also puts you close to the Cave-In-Rock Ferry and nearby state park in Illinois. The Cave-in-Rock State Park has cabins overlooking the river. Hope you enjoy your visit to our part of the world.

          Kentucky Amish

          • Norma Burroughs
            Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 31st, 2013 at 13:29)

            Thanks Keith…We are really looking forward to our trip! This info is much appreciated.It is so helpful to have someone that lives in area,suggest places to see and locations.
            Again,many thanks!

  • Sandra Kathleen
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 30th, 2013 at 13:22)

    Help Needed

    Are there any Amish men/women available who are available (for a fee) to come to my farm to assist me in getting my garden and orchard — and my house in better shape? I am willing to pick up and drive to my home near Midway, KY (even though it’s a Georgetown address). I’m located 10 miles from the KY Horse Park, near Midway.

    How would I get in contact with those individuals who can help? (I’ve tried numerous Englische people before, but have had “issues” with integrity!)

    Thank you.

    Kentucky Amish

    • Al in Ky
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 20th, 2013 at 10:07)

      I read in this week’s Budget newspaper that there is a new
      Amish settlement only about three weeks old at Pleasureville,Ky.,
      in southern Henry County. I don’t have any addresses or phone
      numbers, but Pleasureville is small, so I’m sure someone there
      would know where the Amish are living. Also, there is a plain
      Mennonite group at Salvisa, Ky., not too far from you. They
      did have a couple of stores on Hwy. 147, so you might check there.
      Another small settlement is at Willisburg, Ky. If I find out
      about any others fairly close, I’ll write another post with that
      information.

      Kentucky Amish

      • Emily
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 20th, 2013 at 10:32)

        New Settlement in Pleasureville, KY

        Wow, that’s great news, Al. I’ll have to tell my family there about it. Where in the Budget did you read that information? I must have missed it.

        Wait…now I realize I haven’t gotten my Budget this past week (I’m still working my way through last week’s Budget)!! Oh no…wonder where it landed. :(

        • Al in Ky
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 20th, 2013 at 11:06)

          The news about the new Pleasureville community was in the
          Willisburg, Ky., letter in the April 17 Budget. I have found
          that the Willisburg and Irvington scribes seem to keep up with
          the latest news about new settlements in Ky. I think there is
          also a new settlement in Liberty, Ky. It may be Swartzentruber
          Amish.

          • Emily
            Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 20th, 2013 at 11:14)

            Oh wow. I don’t get my Budget nearly that quickly in the mail. Mine always arrives a week behind printing. I’m still waiting on the one from the 10th! Do you purchase yours locally, Al?

          • Linda K Miller
            Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 21st, 2013 at 08:27)

            Swartzentruber

            Al,
            There is a new settlement in Liberty, Ky. and they are Swartzentruber from what we understand from our Amish neighbors in Pellyington. They have come and purchased some of the homes vacated by the Mennonites who are leaving the South Fork area and moving to TN. A story about this move was published April 6, 2013 and I read it at www.kentucky.com. More families will be arriving soon, I think there are about thirteen families now. So glad that these wonderful farms built by our Mennonite neighbors will not just go to ruin with no one to live on them.

            Kentucky Amish

      • Amy
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 5th, 2013 at 09:11)

        budget newspaper

        Ive seen several references to this publication. How can I get one?

        • Emily
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 5th, 2013 at 09:24)

          Amy,

          You can purchase a subscription by calling the number available at this website: http://www.thebudgetnewspaper.com/

          They offer a national and local version of the paper. I get both, but really, the national one is the one you want, related to all things Amish. The local paper is seriously just the local English newspaper. Interesting, but not Amish-related.

          If you’d like, I can always order just a sample copy to see if you will like it. I think it is very interesting, but it is also very much within-family/insider-knowledge dependent. You might consider getting The Connection (out of Indiana), too. I am going to order a subscription here this week; sounds interesting and only comes once a month (the Budget piles up quickly here as a weekly paper!).

          Kentucky Amish

    • Sicily Farmer
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 21st, 2013 at 20:34)

      Help in KY

      Kathleen,
      I used to sell produce at Georgetown Tractor Supply a couple of years back. I know some Mennonites in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Would that be okay? I would tell members of my Mennonite church, but we are in Manchester and Lincoln Counties. That is too far away (I am joining Pace’s Creek in late July.) Let me know. I can contact them. How many people do you need and for how long? I’m not for sure if you are the Kathleen that is one of my friends on my FB page or not. I am Amish Author Sicily Yoder on there, but am transitioning to Sicily Farmer this summer.

      Kentucky Amish

      • Sandra Kathleen
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 17th, 2013 at 22:18)

        Sicily, Thanks for your reply…as you can see, mine’s not so prompt!

        Well, I’m not sure now just what I can do: funds are a bit low, and I’ve already gone and done some of the work I’d needed help with.

        Nonetheless, since doing quite a bit of thinking..and praying…and studying, I’m thinking I’d like to attend a Mennonite service and see what that community is about. I’ve looked into Anabaptist faith and it appears to “jive” pretty well where my spiritual journey has led me. Is there a Mennonite church near Cynthiana? The closest congregation I’ve found through the church’s website was in Cincinnati.

        Thanks for your assistance…

        (I don’t think I’m your friend, Kathleen, as my name is Sandra…but, that doesn’t mean we couldn’t become friends!)

        Kentucky Amish

  • Sandra Kathleen
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 6th, 2013 at 10:52)

    Kentucky Produce Auctions

    There is a UK link for all produce auctions in Kentucky, including the one in Hart County, which is set for 4/13/2013:

    http://www.uky.edu/Ag/NewCrops/marketing/auctions.pdf

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 8th, 2013 at 10:59)

    find doctor Rueben

    Would like to know if you or anyone else knows of a Doctor named Rueben, in or around Tompkinsville, Ky. I don’t know if he is Amish or Mennonite.Would like to get an appointment with him.

  • John Hall
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 8th, 2013 at 17:10)

    Looking for home builder / remodeler

    Need help redoing a home in Jamestown, KY just south of Russell Springs near Lake Cumberland.

    • Linda K Miller
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 17th, 2013 at 09:16)

      Homebuilder/Remodeler

      John, we have an Amish friend who is a carpenter with the skills you are talking about for homebuilding and remodeling. He has references and his own shop. Just stop by the Mustard Seed Country Store in Pellyington on the 206 and ask for directions to Jacob Miller’s the carpenter, they will be able to point you down the right road. He only lives a half mile from the store.

  • John Brinkley
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (May 31st, 2013 at 09:25)

    Saddles

    Looking for someone in the Amish Community around Marion that works on saddles

  • todd gish
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 17th, 2013 at 09:57)

    custom amish made kitchen cabinets

    looking for Amish builders of kitchen cabinets for our new home. I live in Louisa, Ky on the eastern side of KY on the West Virgina line. Would like to get contact numbers of Amish cabinet makers close by. Need some built ASAP.

  • Sandra Kathleen
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 19th, 2013 at 10:18)

    Free Cherry Wood

    I had a cherry tree cut down last October (2012). It’s about 10-12″ in diameter and at least 10 feet long. There are also 4-5 shorter pieces. There is easy access to it.

    Is there anyone who would like to “reap” the wood either for milling or firewood? Or is it something I should just put on my burn pile?…which I’d hate to do.

    Easy directions to my place which is off Exit 65 (Midway) of the I-64.

    Kentucky Amish

    • Emily
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 19th, 2013 at 12:26)

      Cherry Wood

      Sandra,

      If you don’t get any interest here, you can go online to hearth.com and find someone in a flat minute to take the wood. People are always looking for wood to burn in their wood burners! I personally would think someone would want it to mill (cherry is great!), but not sure what is needed to get usable wood for projects from timber.

      Hope that helps.

      • Sandra Kathleen
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 19th, 2013 at 12:38)

        Possible side business??

        Thanks, Emily! That really does help.

        A note about a possible sideline for anyone interested: to reuse the oak boards replaced by new horse fencing.

        My husband (now deceased) would take boards that weren’t flat out rotted or split and plane off the paint residue (both sides),then, made cutting boards, trays, signs, etc. They are beautiful! Talk about getting something for “nothing!”

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (June 27th, 2013 at 04:30)

    Amish/Mennonites near Somerset or Tazewell,KY?

    I used to live in Somerset,KY and have in-laws in Tazewell,KY.I remember seeing a Mennonite woman in Wal-Mart one time and had to really resist the urge to go up to her and start a conversation in Penn-dutch with her,of course I guess that means I’ve been reading too many books!I’ve always been fascinated with the culture because I grew up in WV close to the OH state line.I was actually born in Summit Co.,OH!We would make a day of it to go see Amish Country in Holmes Co.,OH.I also lived in Somerset(Pulaski Co.,KY)with my now deceased granny.I remember one time their was a news story about some thoughtless English driver that ran a buggy full of either Amish or Mennonite ladies off the road and injured them,I was shocked how cruel some people can be to others just for being different!To this day I still can’t understand why we all can’t just get along!

    Kentucky Amish

  • Donna Randolph
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (July 6th, 2013 at 20:01)

    I would like to buy a whole beef from Amish. Where in KY can I buy?

  • James C
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (August 26th, 2013 at 16:26)

    Log Home in KY

    We are wanting to have the Amish build our log home in Somerset Ky. We have already cleared the land and have had the hole dug for the foundation. We were originally going to buy a log cabin kit and then have someone put it together, but have decided that we may be able to get a real log home built for about the same amount of money. We do have plans from the log cabin kit we were considering or would be open to something similar. We would like to get started as soon as possible. Thank you.

    James
    (513) 490-3968

    Kentucky Amish

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (August 28th, 2013 at 19:52)

    Log home in Somerset,KY

    I used to live in Somerset,KY and still have family in the area!Where is the land?That will be a gorgeous home when it’s finished!It’ll be really pretty if it’s in a rural part of Somerset(i.e. off the road or in the woods?)Good luck finding someone to help you build!My granny(God rest her soul)told me about some Amish men that did landscaping where we lived,they fixed the broken sidewalk(if I remember what she said correctly),even though the Housing Authority was supposed to do that!I don’t know if that helps or not,but good luck anyway!

    Kentucky Amish

    • James C
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (August 28th, 2013 at 19:56)

      Thanks. We have about 115 acres off the main roads and mostly woods. The house will sit atop the highest point of the property and overlook the valley and hill tops.

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (August 28th, 2013 at 20:11)

    Lived on N. Vine St.

    We(I lived there for about 10 months also)lived in the Senior Living apartments,I’m disabled and was the only disabled person living there at the time in 2007it was quite the gossip among the people,especially the ones that had Home Health coming to there homes and it got so bad one time i had to tell a woman that I had a mental problem(which is the honest truth!)before she would leave me alone,no kidding!). I also have other relatives that still live there.

    Kentucky Amish

  • Rebekah Richardson
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 1st, 2013 at 15:26)

    Metal roofing

    I live near Winchester, ky about 15 mins from Lexington, ky and I am trying to find someone who can give me an estimate on how much having someone put on a metal roof would be. My house is about 1300 sq ft and I know a few people that have had them done and love it. It’s an older house and needs a new roof badly. Please help!

  • Gina
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 12th, 2013 at 06:25)

    Just Curious

    I live in Shepherdsville Ky and was wondering if there are Amish here? I was at Rite-Aid last year and seen 4 Amish (or Mennonite) men. I was so intrigued and wanted to say hi but was afraid they wouldn’t talk to me. They looked extremely “stern”. I was just curious as to if anyone knew of any Amish communities around here.

    • Al in Ky
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 12th, 2013 at 16:39)

      Gina — I’m thinking the Amish you saw at Rite Aid may have been
      from Sonora. If so, they are from the Swartzentruber Amish group,
      which I have found to be more reserved than general Old Order Amish. If you want to meet and talk with some Amish, I have a couple of suggestions: Miller’s Variety and Bulk Food Store on US
      60 a few miles west of Irvington, and Miller’s Bulk Food Store in
      Willisburg. These would probably be the Amish communities closest to Shepherdsville. I have been to both stores and have found the owners to be friendly. I think they both are used to having customers visit their stores who are interested in learning more about the Amish.

      I have written Amish America posts several times in the last few years about Kentucky Amish, so you may want to read my other posts. Just put “Al in Ky” in the search at the top of this page and you’ll be able to pull up my other posts. One that may be helpful is my post from May 22, 2012, where I listed about ten Amish settlements within an hour’s drive of Louisville.

      Glad to know about your interest in Amish in Kentucky. The Amish
      population and number of communities in Ky. is growing each year!

      Kentucky Amish

      • Gina
        Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 13th, 2013 at 04:39)

        Thank you so much for the info!! I will for sure check out your other blogs! I’ve lived here most of my life and have never seen Amish around here except for that day. Maybe they were here working and just stopped in that day? My aunt lives on Nolin Lake and every time I go visit her (I usually take the Sonora exit) I see buggy crossing signs and have always been intrigued. I’m a stay at home mom and in the past 2 years I have gotten more intrigued with all the different Amish shows on TV. “Breaking Amish” “Amish mafia” etc. I’m going to to try to talk my husband and kids into taking a day and going to visit some Amish shops. Again, thank you for the information and for responding to me!!

        Kentucky Amish

        • Al in Ky
          Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 13th, 2013 at 18:28)

          If you want to go on a one-day trip not too farm from Shepherdsville, I’d suggest going to Irvington. I was last there about two years ago and at that time, there were several Amish stores (country variety store, salvage grocery, bakery, lumber yard). Before you go, you may want to call Miller-Mart Country Store at 10285 E. Hwy 60, phone 270-547-2000, just to make sure they’re open. Call a couple of days ahead of time. I’ve been suprised more than once through the years when I’ve traveled to visit an Amish store and found it closed for the day for various reasons (a wedding, a funeral, a religious holiday,etc.).

          Kentucky Amish

        • Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 13th, 2013 at 20:04)

          Reality TV Shows

          are about as real as Professional Wrestling hope I didn’t bust your bubble on wrestling

          • Slightly-Handled-Order-Man
            Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 13th, 2013 at 21:17)

            Amish un-reality television

            I’m not in the core of this conversation, and yet I would agree with you, howard w. moore, but some people like watching tv and are not judgmental about the shows content, some people are though. It’s a form of entertainment, right or wrong, and people are allowed to watch what they like. I for one think that catastrophe shows like Amish Mafia has one thing going for them, they get people curious about actual Amish life and gets people to seek out the truth, by trying to ask questions of the Amish and the communities in which they live, and start to visit informative websites like Amish America.
            Welcome to the site by the way.

            Kentucky Amish

            • Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 14th, 2013 at 07:39)

              Amish un-reality television

              True, Well said brother. Having went to school with some Mennonites I was at least some what conditioned to the Amish ways. I used to stop at an Amish road side stand to see if she had fried pies :) BBC did a story on Amish life. I found it very educational. Loving family and I applaud them for making the film

              • Emily
                Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 14th, 2013 at 07:45)

                BBC documentary

                Is it this documentary? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtNXvE_rLoE

                We looooooved that one a lot around here. Probably watch it every couple of months or so. The family is so sweet and the documentarians did a lovely job with highlighting many aspects of Amish life. The music itself is worth a watch…I am in love with several of the songs in there!

  • Emily
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (September 28th, 2013 at 12:55)

    Amish Farm for Sale

    Hi everyone,

    There is an Amish farm up for sale in the Turners Station settlement. I just contacted the friend that posted this listing to see which family it is. I think it is the Troyers (famous in our minds for their sticky buns and leather goods). Not sure if there is anything in particular going on in the settlement, or the family is just moving on to greener pastures.

    My dad, who owns a farm just down the road, said they are doing a for sale by owner. Hopefully they sell quickly and near the price they are asking.

    http://louisville.craigslist.org/reo/4069976469.html

    Kentucky Amish

  • Ayd
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 23rd, 2013 at 02:32)

    I am looking amish family to learn their culture. I will pay for it but a want as weekend to stay with the amish to knew. I am 23 years, male.

  • Ayd
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (October 23rd, 2013 at 02:33)

    I am looking amish family to learn their culture. I will pay for it but I want as weekend to stay with the amish to knew. I am 23 years, male.

  • Matt
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (November 16th, 2013 at 11:56)

    Any Amish women in the Lexington area willing to babysit and teach “German” to a 2 year old boy?

  • Kevin S.
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (December 1st, 2013 at 15:05)

    Amish Builder

    I am looking for an Amish builder to build a house in the Crab Orchard area. I would like to build a log cabin but will also consider stick built if I cannot find some experienced in building log cabins.

  • Ginger barber
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (December 30th, 2013 at 15:14)

    Amish in my area?

    I live in the Smiths Grove area, I know there is Amish in the area, but not sure where. I am trying to find a variety type store as well as a bulk foods store. I need material and thread as well want to shop for food. I see buggies in town occasionally and I see signs near by. Just want to know what is in my area. I am in Edmonson County/Warren/ Barren area.

    • Comment on Kentucky Amish (December 30th, 2013 at 16:29)

      Amish in Barren & Warren County, Kentucky

      There are Amish in the Smith’s Grove area, looks like there are 3 congregations there, so that could be anywhere from about 50-60 to 100 households.

      They may also be in the vicinity of Park City, or in the mailing address zone of Park City, if that is of any help.

      Take a drive and look for signs of businesses, it doesn’t sound like you are too far off. With a little asking you should be able to find out if there is a variety/foods store. In a community that size, there is a decent chance there is something Amish-run.

      http://kb.osu.edu/dspace/bitstream/handle/1811/57700/JAPAS_Donnermeyer_Luthy_vol1-issue2_pp107-129.pdf?sequence=1

      Kentucky Amish

    • Al in Ky
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (December 31st, 2013 at 08:54)

      Here are some roads to travel on, where Amish live in the Smith’s
      Grove area. As Erik says, ask around. If you see a sign for
      anything for sale (eggs, honey, maple syrup, firewood, etc.), just
      stop in and ask if there are any variety stores, bulk food stores,
      etc. in the settlement. Hope this helps!
      Old Bowling Green Road
      Steam Mill Road
      Littrell Road
      Pondsville-Kepler Road
      Railton Merry Oak Road
      Howser Road

      Kentucky Amish

  • Comment on Kentucky Amish (January 20th, 2014 at 11:23)

    I was looking for information about it and I’ve found your website by chance, very interesting information, I congratulate you, I recommend you to my friends.

  • Beverly Withers
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 20th, 2014 at 20:27)

    addition to house 2 garges built

    We had a fire 1-14-2014. Live in LaGrange,Ky. Oldham County. Seeing if Amish would be will to build an addition on the house and rebuild the garage that burned, and tear down and rebuild the garage at the house and join it to the house. Please e-mail me with any information.
    beverlywithers20@gmail.com

    Thanks
    Bev

  • Emily
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (February 21st, 2014 at 10:21)

    Reply to Beverly

    Hi Beverly,

    I’m really sorry to hear about your fire. My parents live in LaGrange as well (I also grew up there), so your posting sparked my interest.

    I know there are Amish in Henry County that do construction work. I’m not sure if they would travel down to OC, but it’s possible. They are in the Campbellsburg area. I know my dad is working with one family right now to get a barn lean-to put up. However, I will tell you that he’s been working with them for close to a year and there has yet to be a stick put up on the farm (their farm is in Turners Station).

    If you’d like the name of the person with whom my dad is working, I can find that out for you. Also, there are Amish in Hardin County that might be close enough to do something. However, I believe they are all Swartzentruber there, so I’m not sure if they are open enough to do work that far away from home. Al in KY (who has commented above), might have some ideas about the Hardin County group. I haven’t visited that settlement before…only read about them.

    Good luck on your reconstruction work!

    Kentucky Amish

    • John
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 24th, 2014 at 20:55)

      Getting Good Help

      I can tell you first hand not to put a lot of faith in getting good help from some of the Amish in southern Ky. They have bad habits about taking down barns and leaving all the junk laying around and then disappearing. They done it to my dad and a neighbor of ours and left them hanging with piles of wood and nails and junk laying all over. The mess was supposed to be picked up but they didn’t

      Kentucky Amish

  • Tina Jones
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (March 12th, 2014 at 09:58)

    Crab Orchard Amish Auction 2014

    I am looking to find information on the Amish auction held near or in Crab Orchard Kentucky. I wanted to know when it was being held in 2014 and the rules of consignment. I am particularly interested in the one held in the Spring of 2014. I believe it is March but I do not know the exact dates. If you could send me an email at tinajones8165@gmail.com or reply to this message with information or a phone number it will be greatly appreciated.

    Kentucky Amish

    • Linda
      Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 4th, 2014 at 09:58)

      Tina, hopefully you received information in time for the March 15, 2014, Crab Orchard auction. The Crab Orchard auction on the third Saturday in March raises funds for the produce auction facility expenses or for a hospital fund. On the first Saturday of November, consignments benefit the school. For the future, the produce auction has a recording at 606-355-0030.

  • Linda
    Comment on Kentucky Amish (April 4th, 2014 at 10:06)

    Kentucky Auctions

    Kentucky auctions coming up:

    -Saturday, April 5, 2014 – 30th Annual Southern Kentucky Horse-Drawn Machinery Consignment Auction, Scottsville, KY. 9 auction rings last year.

    -Saturday, April 12 – Spring Annual Crofton Consignment Auction, Crofton, KY. At least some of the proceeds benefit the Amish school. The date was changed to the second weekend of April this year because of Good Friday.

    -Saturday, April 12 – the 22nd Annual Hart County, Kentucky Amish Consignment Auction, Munfordville, KY. Benefit for hospital bills 5 sale rings. at Hart County Fairgrounds.

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hart-County-Chamber-of-Commerce/102755473199

    -Saturday, May 17, 2014 – Kentucky Haiti Benefit Auction, Trenton, KY

    Kentucky Amish

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