Sporting goods stores holds grand opening

Art Lander, Jr.

June 17, 2013

One of Perry County’s newest businesses held its grand opening on June 12. Smith’s Woods and Waters first opened its doors on April 1, noted co-owner Barrett Smith, and employees have been adding stock ever since. The store, located on Highway 15 just north of Hazard, carries firearms along with a variety of outdoors items for fishing, hunting, and camping. “It’s something different,” Smith said. “You’ve got gun shops and then some archery sops, but you don’t have a full-feldged sporting goods store in Perry County, other than Walmart.” The store is 5,000 square feet, and Smith described it as a famly-friendly business that doesn’t just cater to men, but also carries merchandise of interest for women and kids.