We’re talking about sodium chloride, or as it is more widely known, SALT. Salt is absolutely essential for human survival, the body needs it on a daily basis and without it we perish. It has been used to preserve food for many centuries and today we use it for seemingly everything from food production to…

The arrival of the first Saturday in May means that it is time for the Kentucky Derby, known around the world as the most exciting two minutes in sports. The Derby has been run continuously since 1875, which makes it America’s longest running sporting event. Its rich traditions – sipping a mint julep, donning a…

Bowling Green

Kentucky was of such great strategic importance that Abraham Lincoln stated in an 1861 letter, “I think to lose Kentucky is nearly the same as to lose the whole game.” With Kentuckians divided between North and South, the state adopted a policy of neutrality at the beginning of the Civil War. The status ended in…

At the time of the creation of these United States, the area now known as Bowling Green, Kentucky was wilderness that was home to mostly animals and a few scattered Indian tribes that moved through the area from time to time, usually for hunting. Some Virginians also came to hunt here and then would return…

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One thing that Kentucky is known for alongside horses and coal is our native spirit, BOURBON. By definition Kentucky straight bourbon must be at least 51% corn, must be aged in new charred oak barrels for at least 2 years and must be bottled at at least 80 proof (40% alcohol by volume). In case…

“My grandparents left behind a whole box of Elvis Presley records, what should I do with them?”   This is another question that we hear almost weekly here at The Pawn Company. Please allow me to shed a little light on the collectability of records, a subject that I have over 30 years of experience…

“I have a box of old coins from my grandparents, are they worth anything or should I just take them to a bank or a coin machine at the supermarket?” We hear this question every week. The short answer is that you should always have someone knowledgeable about coins take a look at them before…

Collecting for fun – Investing for profit.   We at The Pawn Company are always happy to look at any items of value that our customers may have, regardless of whether we ultimately make a loan on the item or purchase it. Advice that we give to customers every day is that it never hurts…

The pawn company presents Buying jewelry at retail vs buying jewelry from the pawn company Here at the pawn company we pride ourselves on providing many services to the community, including acting as the bank for our citizens who either choose not to or can’t use banks or other lending institutions for their short-term lending needs. We…

Everything you need to know and more about the Pawn Business. The pawn industry actively employs over 28,000 people and there are over 10,000 operating pawn stores across the United States. Just like The Pawn Company 81% of the shops are independently owned small businesses. Pawn Shops Today reports “collateral loans, also known as pawn…

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