Bourbon County

Ken’s market is closing in Paris after 37 years

Ken’s Market on Main Street in Paris will close Sept. 11.
Ken’s Market on Main Street in Paris will close Sept. 11. Mary Meehan

Ken’s Fresh Foods grocery, 1978 Main Street, will close Sept. 11 after serving Paris for 37 years.

“It was a gut-wrenching decision,” said Joel Techau, a spokesman for the family business.

There weren’t enough customers doing business at the store to keep it financially viable, Techau said.

The company is working to transfer some of the 56 employees to other stores owned by the family, he said.

The Techau family also operates Ken’s Fresh Food stores in Cynthiana and Flemingsburg. Those stores will remain open.

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