LIBERTY - The Wolford brothers, George and Malcolm, who has made many contributions to the city and county, received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" Thursday night at the annual Liberty/Casey County Chamber of Commerce banquet.
George Wolford and his late brother, Malcolm, who grew up in Adair County, moved to Liberty in 1948 after both finished a tour in the military. The brothers lived side by side on Wolford Street and worked together in the plumbing and electric business for many years.
When television was in the early stages, there was no reception in the knobs, so they built the first cable system in Kentucky. They also repaired televisions and two-way radios for police, fire and ambulances in three counties. The Wolfords soon offered appliances, plumbing and electrical supplies after electricity was brought to Casey County.
The Wolfords owned apple orchards and built a cooler, apple processing plant and storage building where they sold apples and fresh apple juice.