In an effort to better serve Caneyville and the surrounding area, Caneyville Crushed Stone LLC opened this past spring, continuing a legacy that began in the 1930’s.
“Our goal is to crush limestone and fill the need in the community with a good, quality stone product,” Caneyville Crushed Stone Owner Randy Carter said.
Caneyville Crushed Stone’s rock quarry, located at 1831 Falls of Rough Rd. (two miles north of Caneyville off of Highway 79), has roots going back to the 1930’s, when it was owned by WPA.
Carter originally opened a rock-crushing business at the quarry in 1979 and ran it for a number of years before closing it in the late 1980’s, after which time he opened Ohio Valley Reload in Millwood.
Randy Carter operated Ohio Valley Reload with his wife, Nancy, until 2006, when he decided to close it down and retire. The quarry called him back in 2013, however, and he began getting permits to open the Caneyville quarry back up with his business partner, Jeremy Lindsey.
While Lindsey would later depart from the venture, Randy Carter continued to open the business, which would eventually become Caneyville Crushed Stone.
The business opened on a temporary basis in 2014 before opening full-time in May of this year, with the addition of Tammy Wheeler, whom has several years of experience in the stone-crushing business and has worked in mine safety and certification for over a decade.
“We sell five grades of crushed stone,” Randy Carter said, adding that his business also sells dirt and fill material. “We’re trying to fill the need of the community on a small basis.”
Caneyville Crushed Stone has “an abundance of limestone”—an estimated 6-7 million tons—with which to work, Randy Carter said.
“We have a 38-foot ledge of medium quality stone to mine from,” he said.
Caneyville Crushed Stone currently sells stone locally and also delivers over an 18-20-mile area in five counties: Grayson, Breckinridge, Butler, Edmonson, and Ohio Counties.
“We hope to develop a market where we can sell 100-125,000 tons [of stone] per year,” said Randy Carter. “We’re small, but we have high-quality crushing equipment.”
Additionally, Caneyville Crushed Stone partners with several owner-operators, whom deliver its stone, and also owns its own delivery trucks.
“We try to be available and meet the needs of the local community and deliver stone at a fair price,” Randy Carter said.
Caneyville Crushed Stone will hold an official grand opening, featuring free food and beverages, as well as a tour of the quarry, on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For more information about Caneyville Crushed Stone, call 270-879-0222.
Reach Matt Lasley at 270-259-9622, ext. 2015.