Gump Gully fills void in Ledbetter


Reporter - Julie Collins
Photojournalist - Jeff Pierce

LEDBETTER, Ky. - "What's old is now new." That holds true in a local county as an entrepreneur takes an empty building and turns it into a nostalgic walk down memory lane.

Live music fills the halls of Ledbetter Elementary. The cafeteria is now a full commercial kitchen serving up delicious meals in--you guessed it--the gymnasium. 

What was once a school is now a full fledged restaurant that can seat up to 70 people. And these halls where kids used to roam is now a shopping center for antiquers.
David Anderson is the owner and says this place was the prefect venue for his newest business venture. 
"The layout was ideal for what I was looking for, it's a wide open area. Most places around this area you have to go at 9 o'clock to hear live music so I thought we'll do this earlier in the evening so the older people like myself can listen to live music and go home and go to bed by 9:30."
And unlike a school cafeteria this place is open on the weekends. Thursday through Sunday you can hear live music each night from different performers.