Kroger of Mount Sterling, Kentucky: A...

Kroger of Mount Sterling, Kentucky: A Review

There are 32 comments on the Associated Content story from Mar 29, 2011, titled Kroger of Mount Sterling, Kentucky: A Review. In it, Associated Content reports that:

I had been warned about the prices at the Mount Sterling Kroger located on 810 Indian Mound Drive in Mount Sterling, Kentucky so this reviewer decided to see if the horror stories were correct.

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vulcan

Richmond, KY

#1 Mar 30, 2011
They might be a little higher,but at least they carry what you need.
Now read this

Mount Sterling, KY

#2 Apr 6, 2011
I find Kroger a pleasant store to shop. Their produce is alays fresh and most times less costly than WALLy World!! They carry items you simply cannot find in SAL or Wally World. I like their pharmacy also. If you shop wisely, you can always find bargains at Kroger and with the Kroger card, I save a lot of money. I always spend more at Wally World than at Kroger or SAL.. Of course there are certain items that I buy at all three stores where one does not stock, the other does, etc. All three stores have a lot to learn about sausage though, Kroger has a fine Italin sausage in their meat case, fressh and much more appealing than the packaged kind that comes frozen to the shelf. As far as a good polish sausage, none of the three stores carry any good brands. Ekrich is nothing but a glorified hot dog,, and Hilshire Farm the same way, Johnsonville sausage,, maybe a step above the other two but cerainly none are a true sausage. This is why I will buy a pig and make my own sausge with all the good herbs and spices added in to make an authentic polish sausage!! Wally World makes their meat package too big,,for those that want fresh meat, we dont want to have to freeze the meat we will not use at one meal, cant they make smaller packages?? Same for Kroger and SAL,, just sayin,,,

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#4 Apr 7, 2011
Now read this wrote:
I find Kroger a pleasant store to shop. Their produce is alays fresh and most times less costly than WALLy World!! They carry items you simply cannot find in SAL or Wally World. I like their pharmacy also. If you shop wisely, you can always find bargains at Kroger and with the Kroger card, I save a lot of money. I always spend more at Wally World than at Kroger or SAL.. Of course there are certain items that I buy at all three stores where one does not stock, the other does, etc. All three stores have a lot to learn about sausage though, Kroger has a fine Italin sausage in their meat case, fressh and much more appealing than the packaged kind that comes frozen to the shelf. As far as a good polish sausage, none of the three stores carry any good brands. Ekrich is nothing but a glorified hot dog,, and Hilshire Farm the same way, Johnsonville sausage,, maybe a step above the other two but cerainly none are a true sausage. This is why I will buy a pig and make my own sausge with all the good herbs and spices added in to make an authentic polish sausage!! Wally World makes their meat package too big,,for those that want fresh meat, we dont want to have to freeze the meat we will not use at one meal, cant they make smaller packages?? Same for Kroger and SAL,, just sayin,,,
Really don't make any diff about the size of the package, it all comes in frozen on trucks anyway. They have a local butcher shop here in Mt. Sterling I hear about, I have not been to it yet. Would like to find out where it is at. Nothing like fresh meat, I remember because I was raised on a farm. Everything tastes better fresh and better for you without all those preservatives. They had a program on today, Dr. Oz they said that Alzheimer's disease is connected to sodium nitrates and nitrates in general they put in stuff to preserve it. I like it fresh myself, let's just quite going to Kroger, Walmart and Save a Lot. Start going to the farmers market this season and try to get our meat somewhere else. It is hard to get meat fresh because of the laws here in Kentucky, laws need to be changed.
Kroger

Mount Sterling, KY

#5 Apr 7, 2011
Boy do I agree with you, I know all those processed foods are bad, and I wish we could survive on what we buy from the farmers market (or what we can grow on our patios), bu truth is, we stil need some basics. A good rule of thumb is to shop the outer perimeter of the store and stay away from the middle asiles. But it is hard because your flour, and staples like that are down those asiles.
You know that the diseases are caused by all the hormones in meat, and preseritaves in cans, boxes, jars, etc. This year I am growing some veggies on my patio along with a couple of nice trays of herbs. Will freeze what I can to last the winter for next year. Getting a pig (local) and splitting it with another person. Will be making my own sausage, and will enjoy that pig to the utmost! I dont eat much red meat, and plan on doig some serious fishing at Cave Run this year to freeze for the coming winter also. Wiht the rising cost of food ( and to think we pay those high prices just so it can kill us) I make my own peanut butter and bread, rolls and what ever I can to avoid the stuff with preservatives. Its hard though. Maybe we should start a club and all get to gether to discuss the how to's of self sustaining, as much as we can.. Anyone interested?? If we all put our heads together, maybe we can come up with a plan to do some of our own farming and all split the cost of it and share the work?? Folks, we have to do soemething, the groceries are killing us(literally) and financially. I get so mad to see each week the same things that I buy go up over a buck or more for each item. No reason for it! So I say, if you can, if you have just a little spot for gardening, go for it. Go online to see how to make the best of the piece of land you do have. It will cost a bit in the beginning , but you will come out ahead in the end with better health and lower costs for your food.. Any thoughts???

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#6 Apr 7, 2011
They will not let you split a pig in Kentucky that I am aware of. They do have a trailer that comes around with a USDA inspector that if you slaughter and process your chickens with they will let you resell so many a year. Beef, pigs, goats ect. Have to be slaughtered in a slaughter house with a USDA inspector if you resell, lot of paper work there.

It may have changed but I looked into building a small slaughter house here a few years back, you just about have to be rich now to build one, all has to be approved by local, state and in some cases federal government. Of course you can have your own animals slaughtered and pretty much do what you want for personal consumption.

I was thinking about doing the truck garden thing there for awhile, I own a farm, I could not get the numbers to work out to have a (reasonable profit). No use even trying to raise anything unless you can make a profit legally. Of course I could of prob hired some illegals and made a profit that way, but my conscience will not let me do something like that.

They have a vegetable auction over in Bath County but the prices vary so much I don't understand how anybody could make a living doing that, unless you are Amish.

Anyway my two cents, raising your own food should pay you back at least three times over. You could even try raising hens for eggs and meat, don't need a rooster, so don't have to be worried about the noise of crowing. Rabbits are pretty good if you have a shelter, maybe part of the garrage. If you have a bigger peace of land outside town and neighbors not to close you could try pigs if you have a good strong place to keep them in, pigs will eat your leftovers, some corn, feed and leftovers from your garden. A garden is one of the greatest things for people who are trying to save on food cost and if you eat it is great for your health. Just getting yourself and the kids out would improve everybody's health in the long run. We as a people will prob have to start the victory gardens that people used to grow back in WWII. They used to have a garden in every yard even in town. I married a city girl she don't like farming, to dirty, to much work. I would still be on the farm if it was up to me, much security when you can raise anything you can eat.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#7 Apr 7, 2011
They have a arrangement called CSA (customer supported agriculture) that seems to work in some areas. What it is you buy shares from the farmer before he plants the crops or grows the animals. That way he has money coming in to do his job. As the crops come into season you have shares of so many pounds or so many each. If it is done right the farmer gets more than he would normally, he will not have to deal with a middle man. You may pay the same or more for the food but it would be fresh and from someone you know, you would also know what was used on the crops and animals to raise them. I don't know if anyone is doing this in the area but it may be something worth checking out.
Now Read This

Mount Sterling, KY

#8 May 10, 2011
Deray:
That CSA thing sounds interesting. Especially for the health part and knowing exactly what you are getting. Does anyone know any farmers at all that get on this site that may have some insight into this procedure? I sure would be interested in knowing all the ins and out of this program.

If you know any farmers at all, or if any of the farmers in Mount Sterling care to talk about this arrangement, I am sure we can get others to join in. Who wouldn't want fresh veggies, fruits and meat that is not contaminated with all those growth hormoes in it?

Don't be shy, write what you know, it could help a lot of people including yourself!!
irene

United States

#9 May 11, 2011
dont like the pharmacy, but the store is great.
Now Read This

Mount Sterling, KY

#10 May 12, 2011
Irene:
Yes, sometimes those people in the pharmacy are really rude. There are so many of them in there.. Never saw a pharmacy with so many people behind the counter, you would think Kroger would have classes on how to be nice to their paycheck suppliers!!!

Customers service is a thing of the past for most of the people serving you weahter at a fast food place or a grocery store pharmacy.. all the same,, they just want you out of their hair so they can do what ever it is that they think is so all fired imortant,,oh yeah, gossip!! I find this town is full of that kind of stuff!!
agreed

Winchester, KY

#12 May 13, 2011
brandon mccoy works there in that horrid pharmacy and after the rude incounter there time and time again i will never return
betty jo

United States

#13 May 13, 2011
they should close that pharmacy! very rude.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#14 May 14, 2011
Now Read This wrote:
Deray:
That CSA thing sounds interesting. Especially for the health part and knowing exactly what you are getting. Does anyone know any farmers at all that get on this site that may have some insight into this procedure? I sure would be interested in knowing all the ins and out of this program.
If you know any farmers at all, or if any of the farmers in Mount Sterling care to talk about this arrangement, I am sure we can get others to join in. Who wouldn't want fresh veggies, fruits and meat that is not contaminated with all those growth hormoes in it?
Don't be shy, write what you know, it could help a lot of people including yourself!!
Here is a link from the Kentucky Dept of Ag: http://www.kyagr.com/buyky/index.aspx
I don't know if any are CSA but they sell some of the crops and such off the farm.

Since: Dec 09

Falls of Rough, Kentucky

#15 May 14, 2011
Here is a link that talks about the CSA concept.

http://www.localharvest.org/csa/

Sorry I have been very busy, I hope the links will help you understand what I am talking about and maybe get you in touch with some of the farmers in the area. You may even try the local farmers market for fresh produce.
stevi

Mount Sterling, KY

#16 May 15, 2011
i happen to know everyone that work in that pharmacy and they are never rude and maybe they are rude cuz the know your just getting high off the pills or draw a check each month. unless your rude to them their not rude to you. they have to have that many people behind the counter because all the pill heads in this town and the stupid doctors that are giving it to them time and time again
not so true

Winchester, KY

#17 May 16, 2011
I am by far a pillhead I actually had to get diabetic meds for my granny who also isn't a pillhead and I waited too long but still very patient. After 45 minutes of waiting it was 7 :50 and they tell me there closing & to try again tomorrow which is beyond rude of brandon mccoy there little pharamcy boy. On top of me smilin & sayin ok & coming back tomorrow he who unfortunatley is there again, tells me it will be a few to fill my order so I say I understand. I come back at 4when he told me to and he basically said I'd have to wait til everyone in line AFTER me went because I was in the way of quick orders & kept being rude with me. He always still trys to not do his job & rude everytime I need to fill my order. Its beyond rude
roger

United States

#18 May 18, 2011
not so true wrote:
I am by far a pillhead I actually had to get diabetic meds for my granny who also isn't a pillhead and I waited too long but still very patient. After 45 minutes of waiting it was 7 :50 and they tell me there closing & to try again tomorrow which is beyond rude of brandon mccoy there little pharamcy boy. On top of me smilin & sayin ok & coming back tomorrow he who unfortunatley is there again, tells me it will be a few to fill my order so I say I understand. I come back at 4when he told me to and he basically said I'd have to wait til everyone in line AFTER me went because I was in the way of quick orders & kept being rude with me. He always still trys to not do his job & rude everytime I need to fill my order. Its beyond rude
similar thing happened to me.
Wise in Mt Sterling

Nerinx, KY

#19 May 18, 2011
I agree that there are a few VERY RUDE people in the pharmacy. The superviser there needs to take a look at how they treat their customers. Customer service is very important, especially when you aren't feeling well, or have a sick child waiting for meds.
not so true

United States

#22 May 19, 2011
He is far from hot. He looks like yoda or an alien with big ears. Stalker much?
so right

United States

#23 May 23, 2011
I agree that piece of sh*t brandon mccoy I've been wantin to beat his a$$ for a while after hurtin my best friend he uses people
Possibly a different view

Ashland, KY

#24 May 25, 2011
Your Kroger is no different from ours, which will always run a close second to anything that Wal-Mart will offer. Money talks, and as long as people shop at Wal-Mart, they will prove themselves as a competitor. You wonder why all of the locally owned businesses have went bankrupt? It's because your community as a whole have migrated to stores such as this. In my pre-teen through my early twenties, I stayed in your town in the summers (with family). I got to know your city as well as my own, and I came into my adulthood there. The similarities (to the place which I then and now reside) are astounding, we could be twins. Our towns are so much alike it is not funny. We are a smaller city which has booming businesses and a sound financial state, yet the balance is off the charts. I don't have to wonder why that is because I know. My expertise (sans label) is human behavior combined with finance. It doesn't take much to realize that what we have done as a community has brought the average man down. I haven't shopped at Wal-Mart for five years now, and I have no plans on ever shopping there again. Please turn to locally owned businesses for patronage, or at the very least locally owned franchises (such as Kroger's). We are only hurting ourselves by indulging in the conveniences of shopping at Wallyworld. I did it myself for quite some time, the convenience is great, and one-stop shopping is a plus. However, that is a very harmful act. As a consumer, it's up to you to watch what you are spending, no matter where it is at...it all makes an impact,not just in dollars. Do take into consideration the impact it makes when you spend somewhere not locally owned. Take care, and smart spending to all.

P.S. To those trashing on people who work at your local Kroger's, would you rather them not work at all and be leeches of of YOUR tax dollars? Any replies are welcome.

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